After a rather grubby day’s weather on Friday (which delayed proceedings slightly) On the far more sunny Saturday, This Is Hastings headed down to the Pirate Adventure Golf course on Hastings’ seafront, to catch up with the latest action at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters.
Even with the odd splash from the pirate ship canon battle, or pirate voice over on the tanoy, this was an event to be taken as seriously as any world championships. With players sporting official kits, and showing off uncanny knack at sinking their putts within one or two shots.
This Is Hastings had a chat with Richard Gottfried, who was part of team GB. A font of mini gold knowledge, he explained that rather than your average puckered golf ball, there were numerous smooth spherical options to choose from when playing – ranging from very bouncy rubber to dead-weight glass balls. (We were particularly impressed by a special glass ball, with the etching of a golfer inside!)
We left Team GB to take on Germany in the team finals – unfortunately Germany narrowly retained their team title, as well as Germany’s Martin Stöckle successfully defending his individual championship title.
There are plenty more big events on the mini golf calendar coming to Hastings. This Is Hastings will keep you posted!