On Saturday 18th August 32 players competed in the first-ever Pirate Cove Smugglers Cup competition. The contest was open to players of all ages and abilities and was split into adult and under-16 categories. A total of 52 players completed 60 rounds of Minigolf during the day. Joint winners of the adult contest were Philip Exall and Lee Edwards having both scored rounds of 39(+3). Sam Conroy and Richard Payne tied in third-place with a best score of 41(+5). In the under-16-year olds division twenty players competed and first-place went to Alex Exall with a score of 38(+2). Connor Gill was runner-up with a score of 44(+8). Third-place went to George Edwards with a score of 45(+9).
On Sunday 19th the three-round Pirate Cove Open Minigolf tournament saw the top players from Saturday’s competition take on the BMGA Tour Pro players in an Open contest. 17-players took part in the event. Oxford’s Michael Smith, a member of the Kent Minigolf Club, defeated teammate Sean Homer at the sixth extra-hole of a sudden-death play-off to win the title. Both players had finished regulation play on a score of 97(-11). Adam Kelly of the KMGC was third. Seth Thomas of the Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club finished in fourth-place. In the novice player category Harley Edwards won the top novice prize finishing in tenth place overall. Pirate Cove Smugglers Cup champion Lee Edwards was the novice player runner-up and finished 11th overall. Bulent Hossein finished the novice contest in third-place and 12th overall. During the Pirate Cove Open Sean Homer beat his own previous course record of 31(-5) to set a new BMGA course record of 30(-6) in round two. Seth Thomas equalled the record in his final round.
Sean Homer, Chairman of the BMGA said “The BMGA was delighted to return to the Pirate Cove course in Bluewater Park to be a part of the Pirate Cove Adventure Park minigolf competitions. It was a great event on Saturday 18th August and I am sure we saw some stars of the future Putting their way around the excellent Smugglers course. We were also really pleased to be able to be part of the ‘Join-In Local Sport’ campaign and encourage more people to get involved in the exciting and fun sport of Minigolf. Above all, the weekend was great fun and with the public-only event on Saturday we saw a debut champion crowned!”
Full results of the Pirate Cove Smugglers Cup can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/
Full results of the Pirate Cove Open can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/
Photos from the Pirate Cove Open courtesy of the Kent Minigolf Club can be found at http://www.flickr.com/
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. For further details about the BMGA and UK Minigolf please email email@example.com or visit http://www.minigolf.org.uk
Membership of the BMGA is available free of charge for standard membership, or £20 for BMGA Tour Pro membership. Please visit http://www.minigolf.org.uk/
Pirate Cove features two landscaped 18-hole adventure golf courses located at Bluewater, the leading fashion, leisure and events destination in Kent. Providing fun for all ages and abilities, Pirate Cove is surrounded by leisure activities including an aerial adventure course with zip wire, pirate pedaloes, and remote controlled galleons and for you to roam the high seas. Navigate your way through a great golfing adventure with the best adventure golf holes in Europe. For more information, prices and special offers at Pirate Adventure Golf please visit http://www.piratecove.co.uk
Join In Local Sport was a national celebration of local sport. On 18th and 19th August 2012, sports clubs around the UK hosted special events to capture the once-in-a-lifetime enthusiasm for sport that the summer's events will generate. For more information please visit http://www.joininuk.org