World Adventure Golf Masters Tournament in Hastings, England on 18th & 19th May
Second-Annual International Adventure Golf Competition Returning to Hastings
The world’s best Adventure Golf players will be competing in Hastings, East Sussex on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May at the second edition of the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters tournament taking place on the Pirate-themed 18-hole Adventure Golf course at the Hastings Adventure Golf seafront minigolf complex.
Last year’s international championship saw 30 players from six countries vie for the inaugural title in the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) sanctioned event. Martin Stöckle from Germany won the individual tournament and Germany were team champions, with the two Great Britain teams in second and third places.
All WMF member nations have been invited to enter the two-day seven-round tournament and players from Great Britain, Germany, Kosovo and the USA are set to take part.
The course record on the Pirate Adventure Golf course in Hastings was set at the 2011 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters when Germany’s Oleg Klassen shot the lowest scoring round of minigolf ever played in a tournament in the UK and recorded a 24(-12) – a round of six twos and twelve holes-in-one.
The tournament opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the White Rock Hotel in Hastings at 6.30pm on Thursday 17th May and 6pm on Saturday 19th May respectively.
WMF Sport Director Pasi Aho said "The WMF is happy to be coming to Hastings once again for the second edition of the World Adventure Golf Masters after last year's successful premiere. Slowly but surely Minigolf Open Standard (MOS) tournaments are taking their place in the WMF championships and tournament calendars, offering an even larger variety of tournaments all over the world for minigolf enthusiasts on all levels and helping to spread the minigolf movement to new countries such as our new members Kosovo, Israel and Croatia, just to mention few. We are also again grateful to the BMGA for taking the task to organise the 2012 World Adventure Golf Masters and are looking forward to a great competition in Hastings."
Sean Homer, BMGA chairman, said “The BMGA is delighted to be hosting the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters for the second year running in the UK. Adventure Golf is hugely popular in Great Britain and it is fitting that once again the event takes place in Hastings, one of the great venues for minigolf in the UK. The Pirate course proved to be an excellent location for the 2011 event and I am sure it will once again provide us with a terrific competition once we tee off on Friday morning. Last year’s event was a fantastic advert for the game and the quality and professionalism on show by all players was great to see and this year’s event promises more of the same.”
David Hartley of Hastings Adventure Golf said “Hastings Adventure Golf is delighted to once again be selected as hosts for the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters. The Pirate Adventure Golf course will be the focus for this particular tournament and all eyes will be on the top players to see if anybody can get close to the course record of 24 shots to complete the 18-hole course which was set in last year's tournament. It demonstrates the amazingly high standard of these top international players.”
The WMF is the umbrella organisation of minigolf sports association's worldwide and continental associations in Asia, Europe and America. The WMF is a member of the SportAccord, the General Association of International Sports Federations. The WMF organises biannual world championships for youth and elite players, as well as biannual Continental Championships in Europe, Asia and the USA. There are four minigolf systems recognised by the WMF; Concrete, Miniaturegolf, Feltgolf and Minigolf Open Standard (MOS). Adventure Golf courses are part of the MOS system. For further details about the WMF and worldwide Minigolf Sport please email email@example.com, or visit http://www.minigolfsport.com
The BMGA Tour consists of Minigolf ranking events that take place at Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses across the UK. In 2011 there were 22 Ranking BMGA Tour competitions and a total of 12 players lifted BMGA Tour titles in Open, Invitational, Club and Doubles events. For further details about the BMGA and UK Minigolf and Crazy Golf please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.minigolf.org.uk
Round by round results from the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters will be available online throughout the competition at http://www.bmga.co.uk/2012WAGM/result.htm