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Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious

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Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious

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Postby AndyPandy » June 2nd, 2019, 9:28 am

The family-favourite seaside pastime has dreams of Olympic representation, players bordering on obsessive, and supports hundreds of jobs in multi-million pound businesses. No wonder they call it “serious fun”.

“The most important thing is comfortable shoes. It is amazing how many miles you can clock up,” says Martin, also dressed in his GB T-shirt.
“Then you need protection from the sun and, as it is England, we all have a full set of waterproofs.”

“I’ve got a new golfing bra,” says Marion, a 67-year-old who plays every week in retirement.
“Otherwise it is distracting if the straps fall down.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/zBjyQu ... -golf-UK-1

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Re: Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious

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Postby tacpot12 » June 2nd, 2019, 2:26 pm

I think Marion meant that it distracted her!

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Re: Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious

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Postby bungeejumper » June 3rd, 2019, 8:39 am

Too right. I expect it does terrible things to her swing.

BJ

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Re: Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious

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Postby AndyPandy » June 3rd, 2019, 4:29 pm

bungeejumper wrote:Too right. I expect it does terrible things to her swing.

BJ


never mind the ball disappearing from view as she lines it up.

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Re: Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious

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Postby UncleIan » June 3rd, 2019, 4:44 pm

There's quite an entertaining book that came out a few years ago "Tilting at Windmills" about a bloke wanting to play for his country at *something* and ending up choosing mini-golf.

Unless it's changed recently, it's not really taken that seriously except at the very top level in the UK. I mean, I know a bloke who has taken it fairly seriously, and in the end, it's about the friends he made while doing it, and yes, he got good enough to be considered for the Great Britain team, and went to the European championships a few times, I mean, it's not quite just because he could spare the annual leave, he must have been pretty decent at it too. Always looked like they had a fairly good time doing it. I think they had a Finnish anglophile who coached them.

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Re: Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious

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Postby StepOne » June 20th, 2019, 1:19 pm

Probably even easier to do this if you qualify as Scottish. Friend of mine took up billiards after retiring early, reached the final stages of the Scottish Championship within a couple of years, and is still ranked in the top twenty in the country over a decade later.


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