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World Adventure Golf Masters - 15/16 June, Hastings

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Delaney

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Dave plays a very similar shot to what Sean is playing at the moment.
He uses a sv ryby pisces ball on the hole which is very similar to a pinky diver, every time he gets very close to the hole with a very easy safe putt. He has had a bounce out here or there but it is very rare!! Probably the safest shot to get a 2- always give you the ace chance as well!!

I play the shot across the lane by teeing off as far forward on the left as possible allowing it to trickle down the slope.
It seems to work well for me (-3 in Brit champs last year) but does run the risk of sticking at the top if you use a very heavy ball even though these are better for coming down the hill as they will rarely roll far past the hole. Something with about 70 weight is the best for this shot!!
Just another option!!

AK47

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Can't argue with -3 over seven rounds but personally I've had enough of that shot... must have played it 100 or 200 times and I only ever recall 2 aces, you obviously play it way better than me!
I definitely think the major positive of Sean's shot is that you're never going to risk stopping up top so you can play it entirely nerve free, even if the tournament's riding on it

Freebird

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AK47 wrote:
Freebird wrote:
AK47 wrote:I'd already been thinking that fs4 might be good on 10 so that's good news!
On 18, are you getting aces regularly or just having gimme 2s? And has it ever bounced out? I might get you to teach me the shot on Thursday...

No bounce outs to date, probably aceing it 1 in 4 at moment with other 3 usually within about 6 inches of the hole. A bit of focussed practice to nail the line and I would like to think I will push the ace stats up. Used to play the dead weight shot but given it's risk and the far from guarantee of an ace have given up on that one!!
even without pushing the aces up that's phenomenal returns for that lane, can't see anyone beating 1.75 as an average... and if you know you've always got a tap in 2 it's a really comfortable way to end the round. The way I'm playing it at the moment I find it the most nervy lane on the course by miles, even without the added pressure that might be riding on it in the final round or two
That's pretty much why I changed my shot - had a couple of rounds screwed up due to getting too clever and leaving the ball on the top of the rise. The shot I play now is not a touch shot and has a nice degree of leverage in terms of the line as the ball can rebound in by running either side of the hole. Most importantly I feel it's a very relaxed shot and the ace is a bonus without forcing the issue!!

I think it's time to try the AK golf ball shot on 7 as well. I got it 1 out of 3 today using the Klicker (with 2 tap ins) but as I am playing a few golf ball shots elsewhere and feel fairly comfortably with the weight and pace of the white monster i reckon its worth trying the AK rebound to see if I can increase my ace stats!!!!!!

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AK47

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Funnily enough I've now changed to your shot on 7, for pretty much the reason we're talking about with lane 18. It's consistently an easy 2 whereas some of the areas I've ended up in with the golf ball can be a bit scary... also I'm not acing the rebound shot nearly as much as I used to. Not sure whether thats down to the course changing slightly over the course of a year or if I've just lost my touch on that shot a little bit...

Freebird

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AK47 wrote:Funnily enough I've now changed to your shot on 7, for pretty much the reason we're talking about with lane 18. It's consistently an easy 2 whereas some of the areas I've ended up in with the golf ball can be a bit scary... also I'm not acing the rebound shot nearly as much as I used to. Not sure whether thats down to the course changing slightly over the course of a year or if I've just lost my touch on that shot a little bit...
In that case I will probably stick with the Klicker - it's a very safe shot and does drop now and again. Same as you, I got it 3 out of 3 on day 2 of the BC's but just can't quite seem to get it consistently at the moment. With the K it's one of those shots that just needs more than your head tells you. A 120% shot - hard and with conviction!!

I'm sure it will all come together in the heat of battle at the weekend...

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The Gringo

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How does the KMGC golf ball fare on hole 10 then?

Freebird

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After a 4 hour delay courtesy of those pesky French strikers, Team Sweden finally touched down in the UK just before midnight. Thanks to some team GBR co-OPeration they managed to pick up their hire car to complete their trip to Hastings.

Not the best start to their 1st WAGM!!

Will catch up with them later at the course.

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AK47

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I can't stand those pesky French strikers, Thierry Henry pretty much single handedly kept Spurs on the wrong end of the North London rivalry for years. Never has a man been more deserving of the word "pesky".

AK47

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Pesky is of course also a notable word for its appearance in the phrase "Aaargh, it be those pesky golfers again, isn't it"

The Force

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AK47 wrote:Thierry Henry pretty much single handedly....


Haha! For France against the Irish....

Mr X

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Good luck all KMGC playing at the weekend, I'm hoping to get down to watch some action tomorrow so see you in sunny Hastings! cheerscheers

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DT

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Day 2 groups and tee-off times for the WAGM (please note the timings are subject to change but these are the provisional groups based on all players retunring for day 2!):

Day 2 groups in reverse leaderboard order:

Tee off Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
9.00 Steve S Darryl Fil
9.05 Craig S Richard P Martin W
9.10 Mike Small Chris W
9.15 Mark W Martin Alex
9.20 Scott Dave G Ruth
9.25 Richard G John Emily
9.30 Will Ted Torgny
9.35 Tony Dave D Rainer
9.40 Karsten Chris H James
9.45 Bjorn Pasi Philipp
9.50 Mark H Sean Martin S
9.55 Adam Filiph Craig P
10.00 Michael Smith Peter Gerrit

Mr X

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cheerscheerscheers

Well done yesterday Guys astonishingly good play - especially Michael, Adam, Sean & James. Keep it going today & I really hope to see a Team GB win, that would be incredible! Good luck!!

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Mr X

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Mr X wrote:Unlucky GB but a great result & I think maybe a few foreigners will think GB isn't a 2nd rate minigolfing nation now. Nice to see Scott's scores all below 36 yesterday too, well done Mate! Cool

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Full team results thttp://www.bmga.co.uk/2013WAGTM/result.htm

Full individual results http://www.bmga.co.uk/2013WAGM/result.htm

Photos and more details will follow later today/tomorrow



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AlienUK


Thanks to Marion and Sean for organising a great event.  Already thinking about next year and improving to challenge the top 25.

Freebird

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Conditions in the build up to the WAGM were, to say the least, quite tough...

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The Gringo

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Mr X wrote:
Mr X wrote:Unlucky GB but a great result & I think maybe a few foreigners will think GB isn't a 2nd rate minigolfing nation now. Nice to see Scott's scores all below 36 yesterday too, well done Mate! Cool

Cheers Andy, I finished Saturday feeling PANTS due to not finding an under par round for GB 2. So to start with the first two rounds on Sunday under par and with no dropped shots really helped (drop in wind speed too!)
The icing on the cake was to get my first ever sub 30 round in any competition (Got told off by Ted though for being selfish and not recording it in one of the team rounds!Laughing Oops!Rolling Eyes Sorry!)    

The Natural

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I'd like to echo the Alien's sentiments, big thanks to Sean and Marion.

I really enjoyed my first WAGM, thanks to all my playing partners.....special mention to Mini Tiger who I was paired with for 6 rounds, for making it a fun event.


Roll on Bournemouth.............

Mr X

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Donkey Gringo wrote:
Mr X wrote:
Mr X wrote:Unlucky GB but a great result & I think maybe a few foreigners will think GB isn't a 2nd rate minigolfing nation now. Nice to see Scott's scores all below 36 yesterday too, well done Mate! Cool

Cheers Andy, I finished Saturday feeling PANTS due to not finding an under par round for GB 2. So to start with the first two rounds on Sunday under par and with no dropped shots really helped (drop in wind speed too!)
The icing on the cake was to get my first ever sub 30 round in any competition (Got told off by Ted though for being selfish and not recording it in one of the team rounds!Laughing Oops!Rolling Eyes Sorry!)    

Not to mention a below par average too Scott, looked possibly unlikely after Saturday so well done!

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Freebird

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The 2013 WORLD ADVENTURE GOLF MASTERS (WAGM) took place in the UK for the third year running, with the Pirate Course at the Hastings seafront once again hosting the competition on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.

Congratulations to Gerrit Below (Germany) for winning the individual title after 7 rounds, including equalling the course record of 24 in the 6th round of the event.

The two time champion Martin Stöckle (Germany) came second, with Great Britain's Michael Smith 3rd.

In the team event, Germany once again sealed their 3rd title in a row by winning the team championship.

Great Britain came second in the Team Masters with Sweden third in their first appearance at the event.

In the individual categories, Adam Kelly won the Junior title, Emily Gottfried won the Female title, Sean Homer won the Senior title and Gerrit Below won the Male title.

Full round by round results from the World Adventure Golf Masters individual event can be found at http://bmga.co.uk/2013WAGM/result.htm

Full round by round results from the World Adventure Golf Team Masters event can be found at http://bmga.co.uk/2013WAGTM/result.htm

An extensive photo gallery from the event (including the opening and closing ceremonies and player photos can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/13680867@N02/sets/72157634194704504/ (courtesy of the Kent Minigolf Club - photographs by Marion Homer, Scott Lancley and Steve Sturdy).

Special thanks to the White Rock Hotel (http://www.thewhiterockhotel.co.uk) who hosted both the Opening and Closing cermonies, to Marion Homer (Tournament Director) for running the competition, to Councillor Alan Roberts, the Mayor of Hastings, for presenting the medals to the players on Sunday afternoon and to David Hartley and all at the course for their superb hospitality.

Thanks also to all the players from across mainland Europe and the United Kingdom for taking part and to Pasi Aho (Sports Director of the WMF) for his ongoing support of the event.

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48 Is there any fish? on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:52 pm

The Gringo

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Thought I would put this story on here as I don't know whether Rich or Pasi told it: 

So there we were second round on Saturday and I had just tee'd off on the 8th and the ball had rebounded 4-5 inches short from the hole so I walked up to address the ball when this rather loud conversation begins......

"MUM, MUM look at that pond over there with the pirate ship in it!"
"Oh yeah.."
 "Do ya fink there's fish in there Mum? I bet there's some big fish!"

Pasi looks up to them and saids "No,no there's no fish!"

"MUM, I'm gonna go and hav a look!" Next thing the sprite 7-8 yr old boy jumps over the railings and his sister also decides to follow with help from her mum!

I'm thinking, you're kidding right? Pasi's just told you there's no fish! And if you don't mind I'd like to putt this 2nd shot...Mad

The two run up to the pond have a look and.....

"Ow MUM, there's no fucking fish!"

And with that the two went to climb back out. Pasi and I offer to help but,
"Na thanks we can climb out on our own!"

Off they went completely oblivious to the fact that we were playing in the tournament..
Thankfully we carried on relieved that Moby-Dick was not rediscovered in the Pirate Hastings pond and I eventually putt out for 2. Phew! Surprised

Freebird

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British Adventure Golf Open (BAGO) results (comprising of rounds 5, 6 & 7 of the WAGM) now online.

Congratulations to Adam Michael for securing the title Embarassed Wink Twisted Evil

http://bmga.co.uk/2013BAGO/result.htm



Season Only and Official Order of Merit ranking points will be updated accordingly on Wednesday.

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Freebird

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The WAGM report from HIOK...

Brace yourselves... it's a long one!!!

http://www.kentminigolfclub.co.uk/2013WAGM.htm

VTK!

VGB!

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