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Grand Country Open, April 2009


United States of America 27 Apr 2009 at 09:35 | Published by: Blondie | Views: 4013 | News search

Grand Country Open, April 2009 Grand Country Open tournament in Branson, Missouri started in April of 2005 as annual event but starting with 2006 Grand Country Square owner Glenn Robinson fell in love with the idea of professional minigolf tournament. Mr. Glenn Robinson and Tournament Director Andy Halloway decided to hold the tournament twice a year- in April and September.

On April 25th, 2009 it was 8th Grand Country Open. Just as city of Branson where Grand country is located is growing as tourist city by opening brand new airport to bring visitors to its hundred music halls and many other attractions, Grand Country Open tournament is growing too. This time it had record number of players- 27 players from about ten different states. We hope that brand new airport will help to bring more players from all over the world.

Players did enjoy stay at Grand Country Inn at discounted rates, relaxed at Grand Country Indoor Water park and had free tickets to the show at Grand Country Music Hall and will take home Grand Country hat as souvenir.

One of the favourites from the start was Texas player Rainey Statum but from the very first rounds of tournament Matt McCaslin showed his usual dominance by leading the tournament from the very start. While Rainey managed to catch up to Matt after 5th round, Matt kept cool during the 6th round and left Rainey in second place with four point difference (173-177) and went home with thousand dollars, letting Rainey to pocket only 500.

Charlie Greenwalt competed with Astra Miglane Stanwyck for 3rd and 4th place and this time Charlie fired up to pay Astra back for few losses in the past and finished competition 3rd with total score of 178 and leading Astra by two points and earning 250 dollars. The winner of 2009 September Grand Country Open Tim Tally tied for 5th and 6th place with Jeremy Inabinet scoring 191 points after six rounds.

Matt McCaslin set new record average for six rounds- 28.83. He also repeated his own tournament record for three tournament rounds on course #2- with average 28.33 and repeated best round record on course two- 27. Record for best three rounds on course #1 belongs to Astra and is 28.67 but best one round record on course #1 was achieved by George McLeod in September of 07- 26. George placed this time at 10th.

Our great tournament joy was the youngest player of event- Anneke Davis. At her young age of nine she showed very great attention to detail of putting and consistency in performance with only three point difference between her best and worst score. Her tournament average was 38.33- a very great start for so young and inexperienced player . She was the one who received the greatest cheers from the crowd. Anneke started playing minigolf only few months ago together with her father and is already showing very rapid progress. We all hope to see her in more tour events in the future.

Complete results and photos from the event will be updated within the next few days and you will be able to view them in the page: http://www.competitiveminigolf.com/Grand_Country_Open.htm



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United States of America Blondie (Astra Miglane Stanwyck)

29 Apr 2009 at 20:12
Tom is like a girl- he likes to change his outfits. For while he was playing with steel putter, occasionally bringing out the European putter.

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

29 Apr 2009 at 06:46
But he played US Open 2007 with a steel putter, black club-head with spin engravings in half circle.

United States of America Blondie (Astra Miglane Stanwyck)

28 Apr 2009 at 21:52
That is correct- he has been converted since 1995

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

28 Apr 2009 at 06:33
If the photos don't lie, Dixon played with a European putter (with rubber in club-head)? Behold, an American has been converted into our faith.

United States of America Blondie (Astra Miglane Stanwyck)

28 Apr 2009 at 03:51
Photos and omplete results finally are posted.

United States of America Smitty (Jeffrey Smith)

27 Apr 2009 at 13:42
No surprises here. Congrats to the three PPA players who take home #1, #2 and #3. Matt and Rainey will be playing next weekend's PPA Western Open in beautiful Tyler, Texas USA.

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Hardenberg is close to Bundesliga victory

Germany 26 Apr 2009 at 19:59 | views: 4374 | Comments: 0

Even though they had to give away the first two points of the season 08-09 in this Sundays Bundesliga gathering in Schriesheim, Hardenberg is now really close to another Bundesliga victory. This weekend though Mainz was the strongest team and won by four strokes. ...
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Hardenberg is close to Bundesliga victory

Season start in Sweden

Season start in Sweden

Sweden 26 Apr 2009 at 19:21 | views: 4238 | Comments: 2

This weekend was the season start in Sweden with 3 felt competitions in different parts of the country. The weekend invited with wonderful spring weather in most of the country with about 20 degrees and sunny. In the opening competition in west Sweden the ...
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Maximum points for Putter Team Odense

Denmark 20 Apr 2009 at 22:11 | views: 4683 | Comments: 5

The defending Danish champions from Putter Team Odense opened the new season of the national league with a maximum score of 10 points as the first of four competition weekends was played at the concrete courses of Odense Minigolf Club. Last year’s bronze winner ...
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Maximum points for Putter Team Odense

Holeridders big winner at District Championships

Holeridders big winner at District Championships

Netherlands 19 Apr 2009 at 19:51 | views: 4683 | Comments: 0

This weekend the District Championships has been played in Western Netherlands. This individual competition has been played in Aalsmeer (Dutch system) and Boskoop (eternite). As one of the biggest districts, it was unfortunate to see that not many people played ...
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