‘Going for gold’ – crazy golf players from all over Europe will compete in the world championship

The Crazy Golf World Championships have arrived in Hastings

THE Crazy Golf World Championships begin today as a city hosts the biggest names in the sport.

Hastings Adventure Golf at Pelham Place is set for three days of top-notch putting that will see players compete for the biggest prize in crazy golf.

Players from across Europe have flocked to the city as the team event kicks off tonight, while Novices, Juniors and Seniors events swing tomorrow.

London publishers Morbid Books got a team on board – and even made branded golf balls especially for the occasion.

The Argus: The sport's best players compete for the title

The Argus: The sport’s best players compete for the title

The sport’s best players compete for the title

Lev Parker, owner of Morbid Books, said: “After the challenges of lockdown, when our beloved adventure golf facilities were only accessible by jumping over the fence and playing in secret, we are delighted to test our mastery of the many obstacles of life in the world. championships. »

Master putter Lev trained with team captain Max Durrant ahead of the Cup at Margate.

The duo will be joined by Brighton poet Daisy Chadwick – ending a team that “plays to win”.

The Argus: Max Durrant puts in the hours

The Argus: Max Durrant puts in the hours

Max Durrant puts the hours into

Sean Homer, founder of the Kent Mini Golf Club, said the Hastings weekend is the sport’s “spiritual home”.

“The bottom line is if you love crazy golf and have fun on the greens then this is definitely the best competition of the year,” he said.

“The Hastings Adventure Golf team always gives players a warm welcome at weekends, and their hospitality is second to none. An event not to be missed.”

Last year’s event took place in September and saw Marc Chapman come in with 28 under par to claim the top prize of £1,250.

The Argus: Master putter: Lev Parker

The Argus: Master putter: Lev Parker

Putter Master: Lev Parker

Simon Tompkins, Director of Hastings Adventure Golf, said: “We are delighted to once again be hosting the Mini Golf World Championships. It’s been a favorite of crazy golf enthusiasts since 2003, with the competition rocketing to new heights in recent years.

The Argus: winners of the 2019 Pro World Championship in Hastings

The Argus: winners of the 2019 Pro World Championship in Hastings

Winners of the 2019 Pro World Championship in Hastings

“Every year we seem to break records in terms of the number of participants; this year we have just under 250 players over the weekend.

“Although unverified, this appears to be a record for a mini-golf event. We wish everyone the best of luck.

Michael C. Ford