E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

United States of America  Danielpott

05 Nov 2019 at 19:22

Hi there! Don't know where to get [...] plan writing help? If you think that you are the only student who does not catch up with the class material...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Smitty

05 Nov 2019 at 13:59

Really enjoyed reading this... Way too kind to Brad Lebo:)

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United Kingdom  Sheila | 161 views | 0 comments

14 Nov 2019 at 18:49

Two Seconds Of Elation - The....


United States of America  PatPenguin | 328 views | 1 comments

05 Nov 2019 at 13:31

An Aussie's First Look at the....


United Kingdom  Squire | 93 views | 0 comments

29 Oct 2019 at 12:56

Christmas-themed Mini Golf....


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 19 votes, since 31 Jan 2018.

Recent polls »

United Kingdom Richard Gottfried's blog« See all Squire's blogs

Shopping mall miniature golf
02 Sep 2019 at 15:49 | Posted in: General | Views: 356 | Comments: 0
Shopping mall miniature golf


The growth of shopping centre crazy golf courses.

On Saturday Emily and I made a short trip up the road to have a game on the pop-up Crazy Golf course at the Walkden Town Centre shopping mall in Greater Manchester.

The Crazy Golf course was set-up for three days as part of the shopping centre's Summer of Fun events.

It's wonderful to see miniature golf courses popping up in different places. Shopping centres are increasingly becoming popular venues for both pop-up and permanents courses, ranging from portable courses, to skill-based minigolf, to adventure golf layouts.

We got there nice and early and had a clear course ahead of us. After our game we had a wander round the shopping centre as we hadn't been there before. As we walked past the course a few more times it was nice to see lots of people enjoying a game and were glad we got there early.

The course at Walkden Town Centre was the 924th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 526th played.

When our travels began back in September 2006 there were just two permanent indoor minigolf venues among the 600 courses in the UK. One of those was in Felixstowe and the other in Great Yarmouth. There are now close to 100 indoor venues, with more opening up every week.

This summer has also seen pop-up miniature golf courses in shopping centres including Affinity Outlet Staffordshire and Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull.

New permanent courses have opened at retail venues this year including Treetop Adventure Golf at the Highcross shopping centre in Leicester.

The new Angry Birds Adventure Golf course at the intu Metrocentre in Gateshead is nearing completion too.

The minigolf boom is also continuing in London, with a new Puttshack course set to open in the city this December.

While in Greater Manchester the new Riverside entertainment, leisure and shopping centre in Rochdale will be home to an indoor minigolf venue called Puttstars when it opens in April next year.

A new entertainment centre, including an Adventure Golf course, is also being planned for the Market Walk Shopping Centre in Chorley, Lancashire.

Having a fun activity on offer like minigolf where people of all ages and abilities can take part is a nice way to attract both new and old customers to a shopping centre, and to help them stay at the venue for a little longer too.

Richard Gottfried blogs about minigolf at The Ham and Egger Files. He's also the Curator of the Crazy Golf Museum and author of The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing.

The views expressed in this blog are solely the views of the writer and do not represent the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF), Minigolfnews.com or any other organization that the writer may be associated with unless expressly stated in the blog.

Comments
There are no comments

Add comment
Please note that you have to login, to be able to add comments


 

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 23 Nov 2019 (1 day)

International tournament MGC De Houtduif


 23 Nov 2019 (2 days)

5. Euregio-Trophy


 24 Nov 2019 (1 day)

International tournament MGC De Houtduif (pairs)


 30 Nov 2019 (2 days)

Swedish Indoor Championships


 07 Dec 2019 (2 days)

IHM


 08 Dec 2019 (1 day)

Trofeo Città di Santa


 14 Dec 2019 (2 days)

Trofeo Città di Vedano





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 17 Nov 2019

Trofeo del Tigullio

 09 Nov 2019

International Minigolf Tournament Denia

 02 Nov 2019

Trofeo San Martino

 02 Nov 2019

30 Stunden-Marathon

 02 Nov 2019

Grand Prix 2019

 27 Oct 2019

MPTO Efterårsstævne

 25 Oct 2019

Raiffeisen Trophae




LATEST NEWS

United States of America 21 Nov 2019 at 13:35 | 
Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 6

United Kingdom 29 Oct 2019 at 12:58 | 
Michael Smith Takes Fourth British Championship

United States of America 23 Oct 2019 at 13:35 | 
Major Series of Putting Championship 2019 Wraps Up

China 22 Oct 2019 at 14:11 | 
Report of WMF Delegates' Conference 2019 Zhouzhuang (CHN)

China 21 Oct 2019 at 13:00 | 
Minigolf World Championships Taking Place in China

United States of America 17 Oct 2019 at 13:30 | 
Graybeal Wins 2nd USPMGA Major Title with Masters Victory

United States of America 25 Sep 2019 at 13:56 | 
Seymour Goes Back-to-Back at the Matterhorn

United Kingdom 23 Sep 2019 at 04:49 | 
Michael Smith Retains Title to Claim Sixth British Open

United States of America 18 Sep 2019 at 16:01 | 
Mini Golf Continues for ABC Holey Moley Competitors

United States of America 12 Sep 2019 at 14:32 | 
Hurricane Dorian No Match for The Dolphin

Czech Republic 27 Aug 2019 at 13:05 | 
Olivia Prokopová Nets Another Victory in the Czech Republic