E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

France  Jeeb

13 Dec 2018 at 04:13

Hi Pat! Thanks for your answer. Yes, I saw both websites already, and I also already contacted Urban Crazy. Maybe I'm wrong but their products...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Alberta

28 Feb 2019 at 08:05

Great! Thanks for sharing the information. That is very helpful for increasing my knowledge in this field. <a [...] pilz kaufen - [...]

Go to latest comment »



LATEST GALLERIES   More »

Minigolfnews   42 photos |
Suggestions for Photo of the Year 2013 vote

Germany   21 photos | Bad Munder
World Championships Training

Russian Federation   27 photos | Sochi
Youth Russian Championships



LATEST BLOG POSTS

United Kingdom  Sheila | 177 views | 0 comments

12 Mar 2019 at 22:26

Dave's Snake - the story of....


United Kingdom  Sheila | 397 views | 1 comments

12 Feb 2019 at 21:37

My Dog Is A Vegan - The story....


United Kingdom  Sheila | 314 views | 0 comments

29 Jan 2019 at 22:43

Preseason


All blogs »



POLL

If miniature golf was to be in the Olympics, which style of course would you like to see played?


- Miniaturegolf

- Concrete

- Swedish Felt

- MOS (Adventure Golf)

- Combination of 2 Styles

- Combination of 3 Styles

- Why not all 4?


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 14 votes, since 31 Jan 2018.

Recent polls »

37th Farmington Tournament Highlighted by New Winner


United States of America 22 Aug 2018 at 14:03 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 1627 | News search

37th Farmington Tournament Highlighted by New Winner
L to R: Justin Seymour, Dylan Koerner, Al Voytek, Mark Novicki  (Photo by The Putting Penguin)

Farmington, Connecticut, USA – The 37th running of this local tournament looked like it was going to be a blow out after day one, but turned into a tough nail biter at the end of the second day. Three rounds were played, two on Saturday August 18th and one on Sunday August 19th, with the field of 23 being split into an upper and lower tier after the Saturday rounds.

On day one, Mark “The Highlighter” Novicki held a 5 shot lead over the field after being the only person in the field to shoot two sub-40 rounds on the obstacle style course. With three of 2017’s top five being unable to play in the 2018 tournament, the field was compressed significantly and trailing behind Novicki were 9 players within 5 strokes of each other.

Rain overnight dampened the course and set the stage for some final round dramatics. Novicki was joined by Al Voytek and Justin Seymour in the final threesome. After a rough front nine where all 3 were in the 20’s, cracks were starting to show in the lead. Tim Guilford Jr, who was 9 strokes back at the beginning of the round shot a 15 to Novicki’s 24 on the front nine, closing the gap. Guilford Jr. would slip on the back nine, giving up the strokes with a 26 but it was Dylan Koerner, 7 strokes out to start the day, who would make the run in the third round. His 39 tied him with Novicki who shot a 46 and managed to stave off the rest of the field.

This resulted in an 18 hole playoff between Koerner and Novicki. Novicki would jump to a quick two stroke lead after 3 holes, only to see that swing to being down by one once they got through the 6th as Novicki would have his ball return to the tee on the tough plateau hole. He would drop another shot by the time they got to the turn. The well at the 10th hole would show a turn of fortune however, as Koerner took a 5 to Novicki’s 2, swinging the lead back into the Highlighter’s favor. He would then extend that by one more on the 11th only to again see it get washed away by taking a 4 to Koerner’s 2 on the 13th. The final swing would happen via a tough decision on the three ways hole 16. Koerner played his tee shot safe up the left path while Novicki braved the narrow center path and almost got rewarded for this efforts with an ace. He would end up with a better deuce putt which he drained and Koerner skidded past the hole for a 3. That move would turn out to be the match winner as Novicki deuced the last two holes, finishing a round where neither putter earned an ace. With the pitted concrete edging, this course can throw some curveballs even with the best of putts. Skill will get you to the top of the leaderboard but a bit of luck will help you win the tournament.

The Highlighter has now won the two biggest tournaments in Connecticut over the past 12 months, and looks to defend his title at the Matterhorn International Pro-Am in September. This was his first win at the Farmington Miniature Golf tournament.

On winning and his final playoff round, Novicki had this to say: “Never give up. You can be 5, 6, or even 7 strokes down or up and nothing is guaranteed. After being up 7 over what I thought a guaranteed safe lead, 3 holes unfortunately hit me for now what was a 2 stroke deficit, but with the well hole approaching {in the final round} I knew it was time to make a move. Luckily I was able to play clean enough to regain the lead {in my group} and hold it until the end of the round when I found out there was a tie.

“Going into the playoff I felt good. We both got and lost a small 2 stroke lead. Pretty much neck and neck until we got to hole 16 where after Dylan gave himself a long chance a deuce and I decided that I had to go for it. Going through the middle probably wasn’t the right move to make but with only 2 holes left in being one was a guaranteed 2 and possible ace on 18 I had to go for it. Luckily I made it they but wasn’t given the best 2nd shot. I sank the shot and unfortunately Dylan didn’t. Feeling confident that all I had to do what 2 out for the win. After us both deucing the 17th hole, we both made it through the church with equality long 2nd putts. Lucky me I felt pretty good and when I sank the putt thought to myself I can finally relax its over.”

Richard Stratton would shoot a final round 43, and an overall 144, to win the lower tier by one stroke over Mandy Ranslow. Lindsay Robbins and Christopher Klug tied for their place with a 153.

Full final results can be found on The Putting Penguin’s Facebook page, along with the live video of the playoff round.

Top 5 Upper Tier Results
1st - Mark “The Highlighter” Novicki: 39-37-46 (122) (42 in playoff)
2nd - Dylan Koerner: 42-41-39 (122) (44 in playoff)
3rd - Justin Seymour: 39-42-42 (123) (won 9 hole playoff)
4th - Al Voytek: 41-40-42 (123)
5th - Ted Young: 43-43-39 (125)

» Farmington Miniature Golf

SHARE

Share



Comments

No comments yet.

Add comment
To add comments, you need to log in.


Nick Kraus Earns Red Jacket at Red Putter Tournament

United States of America 09 Aug 2018 at 14:08 | views: 1300 | Comments: 0

Nick Kraus, of Menomonee Falls and Sister Bay, WI, scored a 3 round total of 108 to claim the championship trophy, $2000 cash prize and the Red Jacket. All six members of the Kraus family have played in the tournament for several years. Nick, age 17, is the first ...
Read more »

Nick Kraus Earns Red Jacket at Red Putter Tournament

Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July

Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July

Ghana 02 Aug 2018 at 03:24 | views: 1725 | Comments: 0

Accra, Ghana – The first Coca-Cola Open Africa Minigolf Championship was held from July 25th to July 29th, with players from across many nations battling for the top shot and a chance to appear in the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) event in October in Las Vegas ...
Read more »

Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 7

United States of America 29 Jul 2018 at 04:17 | views: 1445 | Comments: 0

It's been a while since we've summarized some of the amazing ways miniature golf is having a positive impact on our communities and in that time there has been an abundance of articles about events big and small around the world. We're highlight some of the ones ...
Read more »

Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 7

Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

United States of America 11 Jul 2018 at 14:39 | views: 1372 | Comments: 0

The Essex County Open was held on June 30th at the Essex Golf Center in Roseland, NJ. It was the first running of this tournament and twelve competitors played three rounds in 90 (F) degree (32 C) heat to crown the first winner. The course was not an easy one as ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 23 Mar 2019 (1 day)

The Joe Aboid Commissioner


 23 Mar 2019 (1 day)

Hill City Open


 23 Mar 2019 (2 days)

International Minigolf Tournament Denia


 24 Mar 2019 (1 day)

"Trofeo Parco Donati"


 24 Mar 2019 (1 day)

1. Leondinger Hallenturnier - Halle Eferding


 24 Mar 2019 (1 day)

Lynchburg Open


 31 Mar 2019 (1 day)

British Masters





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 17 Mar 2019

Team Golf FSMT

 17 Mar 2019

PPA Florida State Championship

 16 Mar 2019

4. Teamgolf Open - BGSC Klaus

 16 Mar 2019

Under 23 Challenge

 16 Mar 2019

PPA Bo Kurash Memorial Open

 16 Mar 2019

PPA John Connor Memorial

 10 Mar 2019

1. BGC Lipizzanerheimat Hallenturnier




LATEST NEWS

Latvia 07 Mar 2019 at 14:16 | PatPenguin
Excitement at the Liepaja Open 2019!

United States of America 25 Feb 2019 at 14:46 | PatPenguin
Shhh...Library Minigolf Part 5

New Zealand 18 Feb 2019 at 13:19 | PatPenguin
New Zealand Putting Tour 2019 Tees Off

New Zealand 06 Feb 2019 at 14:56 | PatPenguin
Interview with Matt Ansley

United States of America 17 Jan 2019 at 14:18 | PatPenguin
Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 8

World 24 Dec 2018 at 13:53 | PatPenguin
Happy Holidays From MinigolfNews!

Minigolfnews 12 Dec 2018 at 02:43 | PatPenguin
Gretchen Smith Pens Amazing Strokes

World 07 Nov 2018 at 13:36 | PatPenguin
International Minigolf Speed Championships under the umbrella of CSIT

United States of America 05 Nov 2018 at 12:33 | PatPenguin
Aaron Crawford Hits Jackpot at 2018 Major Series of Putting

United States of America 17 Oct 2018 at 13:41 | PatPenguin
Greg Newport Wins His 2nd USPMGA Master's

United States of America 26 Sep 2018 at 13:13 | PatPenguin
Justin Seymour Wins 2nd Matterhorn International Pro-Am