British Minigolf Association


After months of waiting, it is now less than a week to go before the World Crazy Golf Championship tees off on Saturday 24th October on the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course at Hastings seafront. This pack contains the key information that you will need to make this weekend's competition a tournament to remember for all the players!!! The competition is one of the highlights of the BMGA tour calendar and is always a fun, exciting and entertaining event for everyone who takes part.
If you have any questions regarding the Competition (or the info below) please do not hesitate to contact me, either via e-mail or I will be at the course on Friday from 9am onwards and I am more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

I look forward to seeing you at the seafront this coming weekend for what promises to be a terrific event!


Sean Homer
BMGA Chairman

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The prize fund over the weekend is as follows;

  • 1st place: £1000 and World Crazy Golf Championship trophy
  • 2nd place: £750
  • 3rd place: £500
  • 4th place: £300
  • 5th place: £200
  • 6th place: £125
  • 7th place: £75
  • Top Non BMGA Tour Pro: £50 (i.e. the Novice trophy - NB: this will be for the top non BMGA tour pro player outside of the 7 prize money places)
  • Top Category 2/3/4 BMGA Tour Pro: £50 (NB: this will be for the top placed BMGA tour pro player (from cat 2, 3 or 4) outside of the top 18 places)

  • Aces Champion this year will receive the GOMMERY (for the player with the most hole in one’s outside of the top 18 finishers). This trophy is sponsored and will once again be presented by Dave and Liz Gomm (the player gets to keep it until the next WCGC)

With a strong field of Juniors playing in the competition this year, we are delighted to announce that the British Junior Championship will be contested across rounds 1 to 6 (inclusive) over the weekend.

Play will tee off on Saturday 24th October at 8.30am (a rolling start with groups of three players, all starting at hole 1) with all players playing 4 rounds of 18 holes on the course.

The estimated finish time for the final group of the 4th round on Saturday is 4.00pm.

After close of play on Saturday we will be hosting a hole in one challenge (with 50% of the proceeds going to the BMGA's charity for 2015 - The Teenage Cancer trust - as chosen by our 2015 Players Champion, Adam Kelly) and also the eagerly anticipated final of the British Matchplay Championship - full details of both will be confirmed at the event.
Sunday will consist of 2 further rounds for all players, with play scheduled to start at 9am (in reverse leader board order – i.e. the players at the foot of the leader board teeing off first and the top of the leader board going out in the last groups for round 5). After 6 rounds, the top 18 players qualify for the final round (featuring the legendary Crazy Crazy Rules with all balls in play in each group!) to decide the winner. This round will start at 2.00pm.

The estimated finish time on Sunday is 4pm. (Please note the day 2 tee off times and groups will be confirmed at the close of play on day 1).

To enable everyone to stay bang up to date with the competition as it progresses throughout the weekend, live round by round results will be streamed on the internet from Saturday morning once the event has started at the following link:

As mentioned earlier, the tournament is being run with a rolling start. This will enable players to watch other players throughout the day (there will always be people out on the course!) and offers a unique insight into the challenges that the course provides. Players remain in their groups throughout the 4 rounds on Saturday (alternating the playing order) and the tee off times for round 1 are listed below, along with the groups for the day:

Players must ensure that they report to the Officials Hut at the course no later than 15 minutes before their scheduled tee-off time.

PLEASE NOTE: Subsequent rounds will tee off 100 minutes after your previous round tee off time - i.e. players teeing off round 1 at 8.30am will tee off round 2 at 10.10am round 3 at 11.50am and round 4 at 1.30pm. This will ensure a break of approx. 45 minutes for all players between rounds.

(NB: timings are subject to change but any changes will endeavour to see players teeing off at similar start times to the published times above).

is Tournament Director for the weekend.

The BMGA tournament rules for the World Crazy Golf Championships can be found at the following link

Please note that player 1 in each of the groups above is an experienced WCGC player and they will be happy to assist with any questions you may have during each round.

To ensure the event has a level playing field for all players once again all players will be playing with the new Official championship ball (as pictured below), available from Friday 23rd at the course. All players receive this ball as part of their entry fee (and is yours to keep after the event). Any player losing their ball will need to buy a replacement for £10 or will not be able to continue in the competition.

Official timings over the tournament week are as detailed below:

  • Friday 23 – Free practice all day for tournament entrants.

  • Saturday 24 – Practice allowed up to 8.15am

  • Saturday 24 - 8.30am onwards – WCGC day 1

  • Saturday 24 – players can practice on Saturday afternoon once the final group have completed their fourth round.

  • Sunday 25 – Practice allowed up to 15 minutes before day 2 start

  • Sunday 25 – 9am onwards – WCGC day 2 (*as highlighted earlier in the pack, the Sunday start time may be subject to change)

The course is offering an excellent all day practice rate of just £3.25 day for all competitors (Monday to Thursday inclusive) – payable at reception on arrival (with free practice on the Friday 23rd for all competition entrants). Players need to ensure that they do not hold up any of the public when practicing (the course will be open to the public during the week, closing only for Friday practice and Saturday and Sunday competition days). You can read more information from the course at the end of this pack including opening times and a superb discount offer.


A warm welcome to all players for the 2015 event. As ever we at Hastings Adventure Golf are extremely excited and proud to be holding the World Crazy Golf Championships again this year.


We will endeavour to be on site and have the courses open from 7.30am both days over the weekend. If however this is not early enough for some please feel free to start your practice as early as light allows. The course will be open on Friday 23rd until 10pm weather permitting and the same again on the Saturday 24th after the first days play.

The tournament office will be adjacent to the main course kiosk, the same location as for the previous events this year at the course, and all player questions, feedback and scorecards, etc will be managed through this addition to the courses for the event.

All WCGC Players will be offered a 50% discount at our catering outlets from Friday 23rd through to both tournament days. We do ask players to make the staff aware that they are playing in the tournament prior to ordering. All BMGA tour pros will need to show their valid tour card before ordering. All other players will be presented with a specially marked BMGA business card from the tournament organisers to ensure they also receive the relevant discount. The Beach retreat Cafe offers panini's, hot dogs, toasted sandwiches, cold snacks (even Salads for the athletes out there) as well as the usual hot and cold drinks. The Kiosk behind the golf will offer Hot and Cold drinks and will be stock piling Hot Doughnuts for those that enjoy a stable diet.

Toilets, there are two options. The public toilets are situated at the far end of the crazy golf course or we have our own toilets in The Beach Retreat Cafe which can be located at the far end of the Adventure course.

That's it from us and we are looking forward to another successful championship and lets all start praying for good weather.

Best of Luck to All!

All the team at Hastings Adventure Golf

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 October 2015 08:06 )

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