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New junior category at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

New junior category at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

For the first time in its 17-year history, the World Crazy Golf Championships is including a new junior competition category – just for children.

The World Crazy Golf Championships take place at Hastings Adventure Golf across the weekend of June 7 – 9, with the junior category, for those aged 8 to 14, played on Friday 7 June at 5.30 pm.

A novice competition category, introduced two years ago, is played over one day, Saturday 8, June, while the crazy golf professional category is played over two days, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June.

The Championship boasts a £4,500 prize pot with each category competing for a separate prize fund. £3,000 prize fund is allocated to the professional category, with the overall winner scooping £1,000 – the largest prize fund in mini golf. A separate prize fund of £1,500 is allocated to the novice category. There are also opportunities for team entries in both the novice and professional categories. The junior category will have awards for first, second and third place.

Simon Tompkins of Hastings Adventure Golf said: “We are thrilled to introduce the junior category to this year’s championships. The three separate competitive categories; professional, novice and junior, help make the championships even more inclusive.

“The novice category was established two years to give non-professionals an event of their own. Now the addition of the junior category makes the Championships an open playing field for younger players too. So get the putters polished and start practicing!”

All competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course at Hastings Adventure Golf – dubbed the UK’s ‘spiritual home of mini golf’.

Following last year’s fantastic efforts, there will again be prizes for ‘best dressed’ and ‘personality of the competition’ this year.

This is the seventeenth year that Hastings Adventure Golf has hosted the global championships – now firmly considered the pinnacle competition for crazy golfers around the world.

Competitors can enter via the Hastings Adventure Golf website: www.hastingsadventuregolf.com/book

All entrants are entitled to half price practice golf at the complex.