E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Argentina  INESfun

22 Feb 2020 at 13:37

There are about 300 recesses on one golf ball, and thanks to them, the ball flies three times farther than a smooth one. ... Balls of the same size...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Dubsten

05 Mar 2020 at 15:14

Whenever I got some free time from <a [...] Page Creation Service inc</a> on weekends probably i love to play golf I have been golfing for a short...

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United Kingdom  Squire | 136 views | 0 comments

20 Mar 2020 at 16:53

Crazy Golf Museum - the....


United Kingdom  Squire | 208 views | 0 comments

08 Mar 2020 at 17:43

Artainment and minigolf


United Kingdom  Sheila | 269 views | 0 comments

05 Mar 2020 at 22:56

Stop Naming Storms - The....


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 21 votes, since 31 Jan 2018.

Recent polls »

A Holey Moley of an Interview with our Editor


Minigolfnews 10 Aug 2019 at 19:39 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 1344 | News search

A Holey Moley of an Interview with our Editor
Sadly(?) there were no bears.  (Photo by ABC Network)

One of the things our editor excels at is asking questions of himself (in case you missed his introduction to the site back in 2016, you can check it out here). So he decided to do a quick interview with himself about Holey Moley. In case you missed it, he was on episode 5 on July 25. It streams on Hulu but there’s not much in terms of international choices. You can catch one YouTube clip of his appearance here. Pat is planning on doing a longer blog after the season ends in terms of his road to the show and some of the fun experiences that came out of it.

Q: Why did they shoot it at night?
A: I don’t know for sure but I heard it was partially due to being able to control the lighting on the set. After seeing the holes in both the day and night, I can say that they look way cooler at night and definitely made for better TV.

Q: Did you get to practice the holes?
A: It was very minimal and only in the first round. We were walked through how each of the holes would work, but didn’t get to see them in “action” until we actually stepped onto the course for filming.

Q: What was on Slip’N’Putt?
A: Lube and lots of it!

Q: How long did it actually take you to get up Slip’N’Putt (since they never showed you finally making it)?
A: I can’t remember at this point but it was at least 6 or 7 attempts. Making it to the first level was easy but that second piece was tough. You were just looking for the most-dry places to put your feet and had to keep chugging.

Q: What was it like playing minigolf under those lights, in what appeared to be chilly conditions and in front of all those people and cameras?
A: As a New Englander I barely noticed the chill and definitely not when up there putting. (It was shot in late Spring in the hills above LA, so it did get down into the 40s and 50s overnight.) I was nervous sitting there waiting, looking at the crowd and lights, but once I got up on the hole itself there everything changed. You really got to play into the energy that was there. Standing over the putts, I was just brought right into my normal frame of mind when in a tournament (yes, even on the Distractor). I thought I was going to be super nervous on the first putt I made but being in a familiar situation of putting put me at ease.

Q: What was the putting actually like?
A: For the most part the “greens” were in great condition but it was tough to see how true they rolled. You could tell from the video (and from stories I heard) that something like Teed Off had some unseen breaks in that 4 foot putt. This was likely in part to it being a putting green built 20 feet over water.

Q: How did you lose to a Grandma?
A: First, don’t be counting out Grandma’s, they have been dominating this show. Second, that’s what’s great about miniature golf – it’s a sport that can be played by all ages and all ages can excel at it. The competitive miniature golf scene has seen major championships won by young and old. Third, Dianne was also very passionate about minigolf and was no slouch. She ended up making the better putt when it mattered.

Q: You looked happy for Dianne when she won – were you or was that just all for TV?
A: I was genuinely happy for her. We had a chance to talk for some time before we were scheduled to play so I got to know her a bit and her passion for the game. She is a very nice person and I was glad she got an awesome moment in the spotlight (not to mention she would go on to win as well). Plus, and I won’t spoil some of the TV magic, that hole took even longer to play than it seemed for a couple of reasons, so the tension that built up was significant. I had decided that if I was going to lose, I was going to do it gracefully but the moment of loss did have unplanned emotion in it.

Q: Would you do it again if asked back (assuming they do another season sometime)?
A: Naturally I’d love to but it does take up some significant time. It would all depend on how it matches up with other tournaments and my other life commitments. Having been on the inaugural season checks off the item on the bucket list and I would love to give other people a shot at the show. But it’s hard to say no if someone thinks you are interesting enough to go back on TV. Either way I would totally support the show for as long as it runs!



SHARE

Share



Comments

No comments yet.

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


WMF Youth Interview with Verners Kiršs

Latvia 06 Aug 2019 at 13:56 | views: 1683 | Comments: 0

WMF Youth got the opportunity to talk Verners Kiršs, Head of the organizing committee for this year's Youth European Championships (YEC) in Liepaja (starting tomorrow). We asked him some questions about how his feelings are for hosting the first Minigolf Youth ...
Read more »

WMF Youth Interview with Verners Kiršs

Red Putter Pro Champion Matthew Kraus

Red Putter Pro Champion Matthew Kraus

United States of America 05 Aug 2019 at 14:39 | views: 1725 | Comments: 0

The 18th annual Red Putter Pro Tournament was held Saturday, August 3rd at The Red Putter Mini Golf in North Ephraim, WI. 58 players competed for the first place trophy, $2000 cash prize and the Red Jacket! Matthew Kraus left wearing the jacket and carrying two ...
Read more »

Holey Moley - Our Editor on TV!

Minigolfnews 25 Jul 2019 at 12:57 | views: 1760 | Comments: 2

In case you missed Pat's blog, we're happy to announce that tonight, July 25th, at 8pm Eastern Time in the US, our editor Pat Sheridan will make his debut on ABC's Holey Moley. This show is a fun competition that pits physical and mental challenges together with ...
Read more »

Holey Moley - Our Editor on TV!

Press Conference: 16th WMF Minigolf World Championships in China

Press Conference: 16th WMF Minigolf World Championships in China

China 16 Jul 2019 at 13:45 | views: 2460 | Comments: 2

The first official press conference of the 16th WMF Minigolf World Championships took place on Saturday, July 13th in Kunshan, China. The championships will be held near Kunshan in the ancient water town Zhouzhuang on October 18th– 27th. WMF President Dr. ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 05 Apr 2020 (1 day)

OPEN AG HORNÍ BEZDĚKOV


 11 Apr 2020 (2 days)

55. Internationale Osterturnier


 11 Apr 2020 (2 days)

35. Ernst Strauß-Gedächtnisturnier


 12 Apr 2020 (1 day)

38. Krügerl-Turnier


 13 Apr 2020 (1 day)

28. Int. Bodenseecup


 13 Apr 2020 (1 day)

Eröffnungsturnier Kufstein


 19 Apr 2020 (1 day)

BUDÍNEK OPEN 2020





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 29 Mar 2020

31. Baselbieter Meisterschaft

 29 Mar 2020

52. Donaupokal

 29 Mar 2020

BMGA British Adventure Golf Masters

 22 Mar 2020

Prague Open 2020

 22 Mar 2020

2. Leondinger Hallenturnier - Halle Eferding

 21 Mar 2020

5. Teamgolf Open - BGSC Klaus

 14 Mar 2020

U23 European Minigolf Challenge




LATEST NEWS

Austria 02 Apr 2020 at 13:45 | PatPenguin
World Adventure Golf Masters 2020 Canceled

World 18 Mar 2020 at 12:53 | PatPenguin
Lights! Camera! Minigolf! (Part 1 - The Simpsons)

United States of America 16 Mar 2020 at 14:19 | PatPenguin
Shhh...Library Minigolf Part 6

Sweden 24 Feb 2020 at 13:55 | PatPenguin
SAGM 2020 Interview with Hans Olofsson

Italy 06 Feb 2020 at 14:13 | PatPenguin
Interview with Alberto Pirovano

Switzerland 30 Jan 2020 at 13:05 | PatPenguin
23rd Internationales Hallenteamgolf Wraps Up

WMF 13 Jan 2020 at 12:55 | PatPenguin
The IOC Recognizes AIMS With A Unanimous Decision

Ghana 04 Jan 2020 at 14:04 | PatPenguin
GAWMA Announces Association Committees

Minigolfnews 30 Dec 2019 at 13:51 | PatPenguin
2019 Minigolf Year in Review

Minigolfnews 23 Dec 2019 at 14:25 | PatPenguin
Season's Greetings from Minigolfnews!

Ghana 20 Dec 2019 at 14:40 | PatPenguin
First Year of the Ghana Wheelchair Minigolf League a Success