The 2018 BMGA British Club Championships take place on Sunday 21st October at the Dunton Hills Family Golf Centre, the first time the course has hosted the event.
The competition will see 7 teams taking part, reigning champions Midlands Mini Golf Club, Kent, Team Exall and 2 each from Cambridgeshire & Essex and Planet Hastings.
The 2017 Midlands Minigolf winning team- Ruth Burke, Chris Smith, Chris Harding and Rocky Bullin.
The format for the event will be the same as in 2017 as follows:
The competition will start at 9am on the Sunday, with the course open from 7am.
Teams are made up of 3 or 4 players with the 3 best scores for each hole counted to create the team score for that hole.
All seven teams will play each other in a round robin league. The matches for each round will be:
There will be a 'Live' Facebook draw to assign each team a corresponding number from 1 to 7 which will take place on Saturday 13th October.
Matches will take part over a maximum of 12 holes, the holes to be played are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, and 18.
Due to the unique nature of Dunton Hills, and to help reduce the length of time per match, if the ball has not been holed after Four strokes, the player must cease to play that hole, and will score a Five
Teams will be awarded 3 points for a victory, 1 point for a draw.
During each round, one team will not be playing a match (due to the odd number of teams taking part). During this round, the team not playing are allowed to practice.
Teams will toss to decide who goes first at the first hole of the match. There will be no practice shots for any of the teams at the start of each match. The tee off order will rotate between the teams (i.e. Team A tee off first at hole 1, Team B at hole 2, Team A at hole 3 and so on). The playing order within the team stays the same throughout the match. Teams can change the playing order for each match but not during the match.
At the end of the 7 round event (all teams play six rounds) the team with the highest number of points will be crowned the Club Champions for 2018. In the event of a tie for any of the places, hole difference will be taken into account.
Entry to the competition will be £10 per player, payable at the event.
The course continues to offer a practice day rate of £5.