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MAY NEWSLETTER: details of the World Adventure Golf Masters taking place in the UK - and more! PDF Print E-mail
The latest news and information from the British Minigolf Association. 


The WORLD ADVENTURE GOLF MASTERS will be contested for the third year in a row at the Pirate Course in Hastings, across the weekend of 15 / 16 June.

This eagerly anticipated event, part of the World Minigolf Sport Federation international calendar, with a total prize fund in excess of £1000 will see the reigning team champions Germany and the current World Minigolf Champions Sweden (including the current World Minigolf Champion, Filiph Svensson) battle it out against a number of Great Britain teams and a WMF Allstars foursome for the coveted World Adventure Golf Team Masters title. The two time World Adventure Golf Master, Martin Stöckle from Germany will also be returning to defend his individual title against over 30 players from Germany, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and across the length and breadth of Great Britain.

WAGM 2012 winners
The 2012 Team Champions Germany with far right, the 2 time Individual winner Martin Stöckle

With just over two weeks to go until the competition, it is still not too late to take part. Entry to the event is £50 per player - entry includes free practice at the course on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June, a guaranteed 7 rounds of tournament play across the two competition days along with entry to the opening ceremony on Friday 14 and the closing ceremony on Sunday 16 (both being hosted at the White Rock Hotel in Hastings)

Further details of the competition and an entry form can be found at NB: Full details, team info and timings for all of the event will be circulated to all confirmed entants before the tournament weekend. Sunday will also see the BRITISH ADVENTURE GOLF OPEN title awarded to the UK player with the lowest combined score from rounds 5, 6 and 8 of the WAGM (entry to this event is included in the entry fee for the WAGM).

Following the WAGM, the final event on the BMGA tour before the summer break will be the BRITISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP, taking place at Boscombe Chine in Dorset on Sunday 7 July. Full details of all the events on the 2013 tour can be found at If you want to get involved in helping to run any events on the tour then please drop me a line - we are always on the look out for people to help with the running of our events and all help, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated. 


The two day BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS was contested at Wroxham Barns in Norfork (the course having previously hosted the event in 2010) across the weekend of 11th and 12th May. Congratulations to James Rutherford (Cambridgeshire Minigolf Club) for becoming British Champion for the second time with a superb performance including setting a new course record of 27 in round 4 of the competition.

James Rutherford - 2013 British Champion
James receives the trophy, prize money and medal from Ian Russell

Adam Kelly took 2nd place with Michael Smith 3rd, Sean Homer 4th and Tony Kelly 5th (all members of the kent Minigolf Club). As well as the overall British Champion being crowned, the event also see the British Senior and British Junior titles being fought out across the 2 day, seven round event.
 Sean Homer won the Senior title (making his debut in the class) with Tony Kelly 2nd and Chris Smith 3rd. Adam Kelly won the junior title (for the 4th year in a row) with Will Donnelly 2nd and Ben Waller, making his BMGA tour debut, in 3rd place. Brad Shepherd won the category 1 Aces prize and Alan Norman won the category 2/3 aces prize. Sean Homer and Gareth Holmes won the team event (with the teams comprising of the players grouped together for round one of the championship).

Details of the event including full results and photos can be found at 


Entries are currently open to all for the 2013 Championship, taking place across the weekend of October 26 and 27 at the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course in Hastings.

Entry costs £35 with a reduced entry fee of £30 for 2013 BMGA Tour Pros. There are limited places available on a first come first served basis (payment secures entry) and the event is already over over two thirds full!! Details of the event including an entry form and the latest list of confirmed entrants can be found at 


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If you have any questions regarding any of the information in this newsletter then please do not hesitate to contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I look forward to seeing you at a course in 2013. 

Kind regards,


Sean Homer - BMGA Chairman.
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