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Minigolf at the 2012 Oswestry Games Multi-Sport Event in England

Players from the British Minigolf Association organise Minigolf coaching sessions and tournaments at multi-sport event in Shropshire.

Minigolf was included as a sport in the ten-day Oswestry Games multi-sport event that recently took place in Oswestry, England. The event was a landmark in UK Minigolf as it was the first time Minigolf has been included in a multi-sport setting since the BMGA was formed in 1998.

Richard Gottfried from the BMGA said “We received a great welcome from the organisers of the Oswestry Games and they, along with local people, really enjoyed the Minigolf have-a-go activities and competitions we arranged. My thanks go to WMF Sport Director Pasi Aho for providing advice on Coaching & Training Plans ahead of the event. Since our return from Oswestry I have heard that the players who took part are putting in more practice at the town’s Miniature Golf course ready for future competitions in Oswestry.”

The BMGA team organised a range of coaching and training activities during the Oswestry Games and also organised four Minigolf competitions. Three of these tournaments allowed local players to experience a Minigolf competition for the first time. An elite player competition also enabled people to spectate as members of the Great Britain Team and BMGA Tour Pro players competed. The Minigolf activities took place on the town’s own Miniature Golf course and a portable Mini Golf course from Putterfingers.co.uk.

The ten-day Community Games sports event, known locally as the ‘Oslympics’, consisted of over 50 sports, arts and culture events and more than 30 sporting activities. The Games allowed people in the local area to have-a-go at a number of different sports and compete for Oswestry Games medals.

You can read the full Minigolf Report from the Oswestry Games multi-sport event on the BMGA website:

Richard Gottfried
Marketing & Media Officer
British Minigolf Association (BMGA)

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