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France  Jeeb

13 Dec 2018 at 04:13

Hi Pat! Thanks for your answer. Yes, I saw both websites already, and I also already contacted Urban Crazy. Maybe I'm wrong but their products...

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United States of America  Smitty

18 Dec 2018 at 13:35

I encourage folks to dig in. There is great info in Amazing Strokes!

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Richard Gottfried blogs about minigolf at the Ham and Egger Files. He's also the Curator of the Crazy Golf Museum and author of The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing.

British Minigolfer 
Great Britain International Minigolfer 
Member of the Midlands Minigolf Club 
 
Debut: 2007 BMGA British Masters 
 
BMGA Tour Titles won: 
2015 BMGA British Club Championships
2012 BMGA & Putterfingers Oswestry Games Minigolf Championship
2009 Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open 
2009 Manchester Miniature Open 
2009 Manchester Mini Masters 
2008 Weymouth Open 
2008 BMGA British Club Championships

Minigolf course visit 800
30 Mar 2018 at 10:09 | Posted in: General | Views: 987 | Comments: 0
Minigolf course visit 800
We've reached another big minigolf milestone - the 800th course visit on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

In September 2006 Emily and I began what would become our epic quest to visit every miniature golf course in the UK. Back then there were approximately 600 courses.

The game is booming in the UK and our friends in Sweden are also experiencing the rise in popularity. Our 800th course visit was to the Swing by Golfbaren indoor minigolf course and speakeasy in Stockholm.

Swing by Golfbaren recently celebrated its first anniversary and our friend, minigolf rival and legend of the sport Hans Olofsson invited us to be guests at the party. We had a marvellous time and must say Swing by Golfbaren is one of the best minigolf venues we've visited.

The course has a 1920's theme and is a truly unique layout. There's an 'upstairs' 12-holes open for all to play, while hidden 'downstairs' are....

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American Golf National Adventure Golf Championships on YouTube
16 Jan 2018 at 12:15 | Posted in: General | Views: 1192 | Comments: 0
American Golf National Adventure Golf Championships on YouTube
Last season my team-mate Peter Jones and I qualified for the Grand Final of the American Golf National Adventure Golf Championships. The pairs event was contested at The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield, with the tournament broadcast on Sky Sports last November.

The programme is now available to watch on the American Golf YouTube Channel - the National Adventure Golf Championships can be seen from 26m 55s.

The Adventure Golf tournament was also included in the American Golf Championship Tour Season Review programme.

The 2017 American Golf Championship Tour saw more than 7,500 players compete in a total of 17 tournament categories at 168 venues in the hope of qualifying for one of the 252 grand final spots.

The American Golf Adventure Golf....

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The Crazy Golf Museum
10 Jan 2018 at 14:14 | Posted in: General | Views: 1155 | Comments: 0
The Crazy Golf Museum
Back in 2010 I became a 'Curator' of the world's first Crazy Golf Museum. Along with Crazy Golf legend Tim 'Ace Man' Davies we pooled our resources to create the virtual museum, allowing people all over the world an insight to the wonderful world of minigolf.

Over the years we've seen some amazing minigolf 'stuff' and have collected a lot of it too. From postcards and stamps to badges and tokens, we've gathered together a whole host of items – we've even got some minigolf sugar lumps!

We love receiving items and information from players around the world as it allows us and others to see what's going on in places we may never get to visit in person. Seeing the colourful scorecards of courses in the USA or hearing about history being made with new competitions held in countries for the first time is marvellous.

Our friend and the Editor of Minigolfnews Pat....

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Happy New Year
02 Jan 2018 at 19:58 | Posted in: General | Views: 1073 | Comments: 0
Happy New Year
Happy 2018! I hope you have a brilliant year of minigolf.

It's been nice to read Pat's 2017 Year in Review posts here on Minigolfnews (check out the Front 9 and Back 9) and 2018 should be a cracking year for the sport.

To celebrate the first day of the new year Emily and I headed over to Southport, one of our local seasides, for the afternoon. While there we revisited what was originally the 150th course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - The Masters Crazee Putting course at King's Gardens.

We've already heard about a lot of new courses planned to open this year too - the future of minigolf looks bright and very fun!

Don't forget to mark National Miniature Golf Day and Miniature Golf Day in....

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A guest blog post about minigolf bloggers
21 Dec 2017 at 14:37 | Posted in: General | Views: 1754 | Comments: 1
A guest blog post about minigolf bloggers
To celebrate my eleventh year of blogging at the Ham and Egger Files I wanted to highlight the hard work and dedication of others involved in the promotion and support of minigolf through their blogging.

Some of the bloggers post regularly, others for specific events and others on a mixture of channels and platforms. Here's a list of the active blogs I know about:
- Adventures in Minigolfing by Marion Homer
- Mini Golf App
- Mini Golf Guide
- Minigolfnews.com
- Putterfingers
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End of the minigolf season – and the year ahead...
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End of the minigolf season – and the year ahead...
Here in the UK another year in the domestic minigolf tournament season has come to an end, which means it is the perfect time to look back and reflect on the year. However, this should be about more than rankings and stats. No matter how high or low you are on the leader board or how many tournaments you took part in – if you enjoy participating in minigolf you have a story to tell.

There are plenty of opportunities to get your story out, this can be about your achievements and what you've got planned for the 2018 season too, but it can also just be about your participation, and your enjoyment of the sport, spreading the news and awareness of minigolf in general.

Minigolf is a game for all. There are a huge variety of stories to tell and positive aspects to highlight to potential players, the media, sponsors, as well as wider sport, recreation and leisure communities.

There are a lot of communications channels to use to reach your....

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