The English Open was first staged at Wroxham Barns in 2009 when Nick Chitty from Hornsey, won the competition with a total of 95 in the three rounds played, setting the course record of 29 with his first round.
Local golfers are very welcome to take part. A special Wroxham Barns trophy, created by resident sculptor Sue Windley, will be presented to the top East Anglian golfer.
The entry fee is £20. Entry forms can be downloaded from the BMGA’s website, http://www.minigolf.org.uk.
Ian Russell, Director Wroxham Barns said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming the British Minigolf Association back to Wroxham Barns. The golf course, which opened in August 2008, is proving a real hit with visitors. It is great fun, but is also very challenging.”
Sean Homer Chairman BMGA said: “I am delighted that we are returning to Wroxham Barns for the third year following the English Open in 2009 and British Championships in 2010. All of the players who entered the competitions were full of praise for the course, the surroundings and the welcome we received from the team who run the barns.”
Sean added “Our competitions this year have ring fenced prize money for novice players, ‘category 3’ players as we class them and it would be great to see local and new players come along to Wroxham Barns for the competition.”
Wroxham Barns, http://www.www.wroxhambarns.co.uk, is open daily 10am to 5pm, 10 miles from Norwich, take A1151 to Wroxham then follow brown and white tourist signs for 1.5miles on the Tunstead road. Wroxham Barns also offers free parking.
The British Minigolf Association is the UK’s governing body for minigolf sport, including crazy golf and adventure golf. The British Minigolf Association is the United Kingdom member of the European Minigolf Sport Federation and the World Minigolf Sport Federation, www.minigolf.org.uk.
Wroxham Barns is one of Norfolk’s most popular visitor attractions offering a range of shopping and crafts, together with activities for younger family members including the award winning Junior Farm. The restaurant-café
Established by Director Ian Russell MBE in the early 1980s, Wroxham Barns opened on May 24, 1983. Silver Winner Outstanding Customer Service, National Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2009, Winner of East of England Tourism’s, Enjoy England Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Customer Service Award 2007 and 2008 and Taste of England Award 2008 and 2010. Gold Award Broads Quality Charter (2009 and 2010) and winner of EDP Norfolk Food Awards 2009, Best of Norfolk category and Best Farmers’ Market. Runner up National Farm Attractions Network Awards 2008.
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The BMGA is the governing body for Minigolf Sport, including Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf. Formed in 1998 the BMGA organises Minigolf tournaments for its members across the UK.