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Minigolf to feature as a sport in the 2012 Oswestry Games PDF Print E-mail
  

Players from the British Minigolf Association & Great Britain Squad to hold coaching sessions and tournaments at multi-sport event in Shropshire.


Minigolf has been accepted as a sporting activity in the 2012 Oswestry Games, a multi-sport community event which will take place in and around Oswestry, Shropshire in July 2012. The British Minigolf Association will be taking part in the Oswestry Games on the 14th & 15th July and will be offering a mix of Have a Go activities, Coaching, Demonstrations, a Pro-Am Doubles/Team event, an Elite Competition for BMGA Tour Pro players and an ‘Open’ competition.


Players from the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) Tour and members of the Great Britain Minigolf Team will be on-hand at the Oswestry Games to introduce people to the game of Minigolf and also team with members of the public in a Pro-Am Doubles competition. The contest will be held at Cae Glas Park on Saturday 14th July. The course will be open from 8am until dusk as normal and Coaching & Demonstrations will begin at 11am. The competition will start at 1pm.


On Sunday 15th July the Oswestry Games fun day will be taking place at Oswestry Leisure Centre and a Minigolf course will be set-up for the public to play from 9am-5pm. The course will cost £2 per round and everyone who plays will be able to enter their best score into the BMGA Oswestry Open competition which will run from 9am-3.30pm. Players will also be able to sign-up for a free British Minigolf Association standard membership. The competition will be taking place on a minigolf course layout provided by Putterfingers.co.uk.


During the Oswestry Games fun day members of the British Minigolf Association will be competing in a five-round contest to crown the BMGA Oswestry Championship winner in an elite player contest.


Oswestry Games medals will be on offer to winning competitors on both days. The top players in the Pro-Am and Open will also receive BMGA ‘Tour Pro’ memberships and free entry to a future one-day BMGA Tour Competition.


Players can turn up on the day to join in the Minigolf activities. If you would like to play in the Pro-Am competition on Saturday 14th July or would like to come along to a Coaching session please email the BMGA at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so that the organisers are aware of numbers. Pre-booking is not required for the fun day at Oswestry Leisure Centre on Sunday 15th July.


Susie Hancock from the Oswestry Games Organising Committee said “We were surprised to be contacted by the British Minigolf Association but their event is a fantastic addition to the Oswestry Games programme.  Crazy Golf is a favourite holiday game for many local families at our own minigolf course in Cae Glas Park.  The BMGA Pro-Am tournament in the Park on Saturday will be a unique opportunity for local people of all ages to learn from the Pros and enjoy a brilliant sport.  I am excited that the BMGA and Putterfingers.co.uk have also offered to bring their portable course to the Family Fun Day on Sunday 15th July.  My son is looking forward to having a go on it too!”


BMGA Spokesman Richard Gottfried said “The British Minigolf Association and Great Britain Team are delighted to be a part of the 2012 Oswestry Games and our players are looking to showcase the sport of Minigolf. One of the main aims of the British Minigolf Association is to raise the profile of the sport of Minigolf in the UK and with the help of the Oswestry Games we are looking to get people involved in both the competition and fun sides of playing Mini and Crazy Golf. We’re planning to run training sessions and some fun competitions too and everyone in and around Oswestry are welcome come along to find out more about minigolf at the events.”


Shelley Barrett from Minigolf Course suppliers Putterfingers.co.uk said "The team at Putterfingers.co.uk are delighted to have been invited to showcase their portable Crazy Golf format at the Oswestry Games in July as part of the BMGA event. Our unique modular astro grass golf course will complement the 'have-a-go' sports on offer at the Leisure Centre and we look forward to entertaining new and old mini golf players alike."


The Oswestry Games is a community event which will take place in and around Oswestry from the 6th to the 15th July 2012. Oswestry Sports Council has brought together a strong organising committee which is working hard to make the Oswestry Games a huge success and are involving local sports clubs and arts organisations in this once-in-a-lifetime event! For more information about the Oswestry Games please visit http://www.oswestrygames.co.uk


The British Minigolf Association (BMGA) is the governing body for Minigolf Sport, including Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf. Formed in 1998 the BMGA organises Minigolf events for its members across the UK. The BMGA Tour consists of Minigolf ranking events that take place at courses across the UK. In 2011 there were 22 Ranking BMGA Tour competitions and a total of 12 players lifted BMGA Tour titles in Open, Invitational, Club and Doubles events. For further details about the BMGA and UK Minigolf please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit http://www.minigolf.org.uk


To date 41 BMGA Tour Players have made a total of 109 appearances representing Great Britain in adult and youth World and European Minigolf Championships, Nations Cup competitions, the Asia Open, the World Adventure Golf Masters and the Czech Open since 1999. In recent seasons players from the Great Britain Minigolf Team have played in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, China and Portugal.


Putterfingers.co.uk supplies portable modular mini golf, crazy golf and putting solutions for hire and purchase. You can hire anything from a single putting green to a full 9-hole crazy golf course to add as a fun activity to your sporting event, family fun day or charity event. The unique modular mini golf course consists of a number of large interlocking astro grass tiles that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.  With a full 9-hole golf course taking just 30 minutes to assemble, this is a perfect addition to any sports and leisure activity, wedding, or fundraising event and is suitable for use indoors or out. The mini golf course is supplied with a range of lightweight and colourful obstacles, brightly coloured edging, putters, balls, scorecards and number flags - everything you need to run your own mini golf event! Putterfingers.co.uk mini golf courses are delivered by courier direct to your event venue anywhere in the UK, so let us bring crazy golf to you! For more details on hiring or purchasing a portable golf courses, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01284 700402.

Oswestry Games BMGA Event Listing http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=85&Itemid=56

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 June 2012 15:23 )
 

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