☻ Round 1 on Mateleys.
☻ Rounds 2-4 on Explorers.
☻ There will be a quick turnaround between rounds 1 and 2, and rounds 3 and 4. Will be a decent gap (about 20 mins) at half time.
☻ The event mainly be played in pairs with some groups of three.
☻ Time and weather permitting, round 4 will be a rolling start in reverse leader-board order.
☻ There is a prize for the winner of each round. In the event of a tie, a sudden-death play-off will decide the winner. This will take place at holes 9, 10, and 17. A player can only win one best round prize. Should a player top the rankings in a round for a 2nd time, the prize will go to the player who finishes 2nd and so on.
☻ After 4 rounds, any ties for the medal positions will be settled by a 3 hole play-off at holes 9, 10, and 17.
☻ Other than the rules below, normal BMGA rules will apply.
Round 1 – Best Mate
Normal rules except that the maximum number of shots per hole is 3. If the ball isn’t holed in three shots, pick it up and score a 4. Lowest score wins the round.
Round 2 – The Illegality of Perfect Pars
The goal is consecutive aces at the same hole. If the first putt misses, pick the ball up and score zero or an X. If you score an ace, play the shot again and try to ace the hole as many times as you can. Maximum score is 5 aces per hole. Most aces wins the round.
Any aces scored in round 2 will be subtracted from the round 1 total.
Round 3 – Odds or Evens
Decision time. Nine hole round. Choose to play either the odd numbered holes or the even numbered holes. The twist that if you pick the odds, two shots will be added to your total. There is no handicap or adjustments for picking evens.
To help make up your minds, here are some ‘fascinating’ stats from the 2011 British Open:
☻ On average, the top 6 scored 1.61 shots lower on the odd holes than the evens.
☻ The average score on the odd holes was 18.38 compared to 18.63 on the evens.
☻ 324 aces were scored on the odds compared with 185 on evens.
☻ It is interesting to see the differences between certain players. For example, Sean was -21 for the odds and -1 on the evens. In contrast, Andy was -9 on odds and -7 on evens.
Round 4 – One ball to rule them all
A completely normal round. Almost! Simply pick any Minigolf ball or course ball you like and play every shot with that ball.
Marc is bringing some cameramen to the event to do some filming and interviews for a documentary on him and his minigolf. Please keep all club chucking swearing to a minimum
and let’s all wear lots of orange and pink!
Should be a strong field. Hopefully we’ll have 4 Hurricanes, 4 Spitfires, The Hurricane, The Kid and The Ref from KMGC. Scott has convinced a friend to play, a Mr Trevor Norsworthy, and WMD and Clockwork Orange will be there.
Let me know if you have any questions, otherwise see you on Sunday.