PRLog - Jan. 18, 2013 - The 2013 British Minigolf Association season begins on Sunday 27th January when the Adventure Island Mini Golf course at Star City, Birmingham hosts the BMGA Star City Open.
BMGA Star City Open Champion Chris Harding in action on hole 2. Pic: R.Gottfried
Over 30 British Minigolf Association (BMGA) Tour players, along with a number of local competitors, are expected to be in action over three rounds (54-holes) on the challenging Lost Hut Trail 18-hole indoor Adventure Mini Golf course. The tournament will tee-off at 9am and the entry fee is £20.
The 2013 BMGA Star City Open competition will be the fifth national ranking minigolf tournament the Adventure Island Mini Golf course has hosted. In recent months the team at the course have added new obstacles to the course to add to the challenge.
John Whitehead from Adventure Island Mini Golf said "All of us at Adventure Island Mini Golf are looking forward to welcoming the BMGA to Star City for the first event of the 2013 Tour. We hope the recent course additions add to the challenge for the best mini golfers in the country."
Last year Birmingham’s Chris Harding won the BMGA Star City Open, defeating defending champion Michael Smith in a sudden-death play-off at the fourth extra hole. In 2009 the course hosted the first BMGA Star City Open, which was won by Chris Harding, followed by the 2010 BMGA National Open, also won by Harding.
Further details of the BMGA Star City Open 2013 can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/
Adventure Island Mini Golf Honours Board
• 2012 – BMGA Star City Open – 1st Chris Harding, 2nd Michael Smith, 3rd Adam Kelly
• 2011 – BMGA Star City Open – 1st Michael Smith, 2nd Marc Chapman, 3rd Martin Stöckle (GER)
• 2010 – BMGA National Open – 1st Chris Harding, 2nd Kevin Moseley, 3rd Marc Chapman
• 2009 – BMGA Star City Open – 1st Chris Harding, 2nd Jam Trubridge, 3rd Peter Emmerson
• 2008 – Adventure Island Mini Golf League – 1st Chris Harding, 2nd Richard Gottfried, 3rd Jam Trubridge
The best score by a British player on an 18-hole UK course is 25(-11) and was achieved by Chris Harding on the Hidden Cove Challenge course at Adventure Island Mini Golf at the 2009 BMGA Star City Open. The course record on the Lost Hut Trail course is 28(-8) and is jointly held by Chris Harding, Richard Gottfried and Jam Trubridge.
The BMGA Tour consists of Minigolf ranking events that take place at Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses across the UK. During the 2012 season the British Minigolf Association organised a total of 28 Minigolf tournaments around the country. This included fourteen ranking events at eleven Miniature Golf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses. There were a further fourteen Minigolf competitions played during the year and a number of additional non-ranking titles contested. A total of 22 players won a Minigolf title in 2012.
The British Minigolf Association always welcomes new members. Anyone living in the UK and aged at least 14 can join in the fun. For 2013 the BMGA is again offering two tiers of membership. BMGA Tour Card Membership costs £20 and entitles players to discounted pre-event practice rates at tournament venues on the calendar (some venues will offer these rates all season). Alternatively you can register for free membership via the BMGA website, ensuring you receive regular newsletters on forthcoming events and results from the BMGA Tour.
For further details about the BMGA and UK Minigolf please email email@example.com or visit http://www.minigolf.org.uk.
At Adventure Island Mini Golf there are two 18-hole courses. Both of these have been designed and built by Castle Golf and provide fun challenges to everyone whether they are an expert golfer or have never held a club before! For more information on Adventure Island Mini Golf please visit http://www.adventureislandminigolf.co.uk