British Minigolf Association

Richard Gottfried wins the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open minigolf tournament PDF Print E-mail
  

Luton’s Richard Gottfried won his third minigolf tournament of the season at the 2009 Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open, held at the 12-hole Adventure Golf course at Flagstaff Gardens, on Saturday evening (5th September). BMGA members were invited to compete in the second Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open minigolf tournament as part of the 2009 Blackpool Illuminations weekend.

In the field of eight players, which included five Great Britain Internationals, Richard won the three round 36-hole competition with scores of 24 (par), 26 (+2) and 31 (+7) for a total of 81 (+9), eight shots ahead of Newcastle’s John Moore in second-place (for the second year running), and 17 shots ahead of Guildford’s Steve Gow in third.

Richard’s first round score of 24 (par) set a new BMGA and all-time Course Record, beating Emily Gottfried’s old BMGA record by three shots, and the all-time record held by Blackpool’s Keith Allen by two shots.

Richard said “I am very pleased to have won the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open, and by quite a margin. My first round of 24 was probably the best round of minigolf I have ever played and that set the pace for the rest of my tournament. Heading into round three I had a 13 stroke lead and that is an excellent position to be in.”

“It’s really good to have picked up my third win of the season, and to win with such a low score and get a course record is a great achievement too. The Pleasure Beach is a fantastic tournament venue and the event had a great atmosphere with the Illuminations celebrations. It’ll be great to return to defend my title next year.”

Owen Johnson from Birmingham collected the top junior player prize with his score of 109 (+37) which earned him sixth place overall. Owen’s father Paul Johnson had another good tournament with a fourth place finish to add to two third-place finishes earlier this season.

 

Upcoming Events

Sun 02/09/2018
Sussex Wasps Open 2018

Fri 14/09/2018
British Open 2018

Sun 07/10/2018
Welsh Open 2018

Sun 21/10/2018
Club Championships 2018

Sun 11/11/2018
Kent Open 2018

Previous Events

Sun 29/07/2018
British Matchplay Championship 2018

Sat 28/07/2018
Midlands Open 2018

Sun 15/07/2018
British Doubles Championship 2018

Sat 14/07/2018
Cambridgeshire & Essex Open 2018

Sat 07/07/2018
Worthing Minigolf Club Open 2018

Login

Log in or register with the BMGA.

Forgot Login?

Register

Who's Online

We have 83 guests online