The final of the inaugural Mini Golf Championship of WA takes place this Saturday, with 26 teams lining up for their shot at glory.
Collier Park Mini Golf will host the event, which features winner-takes-all cash prizes of $1000 in the Open category and $500 in the junior and All Abilities divisions. All winners will also receive golfing goodies courtesy of event sponsor Drummond Golf.
Teams had to negotiate qualifying rounds at one of five venues – Goanna Golf Point Walter, Collier Park, Yallingup Maze, The Vines or Wanneroo Botanic Golf – to earn their final berths, with an eclectic mix of participants joining in the fun.
Amongst the competitors this year were six-time European Tour winner Brett Rumford, leading WA amateurs Joseph Buttress, Valerie Khuu, Spencer Harrison, and Ruby Cotton, and a host of plucky hopefuls of all ages from all walks of life.
Suzanne Blay-Martin, GolfWA’s Events Officer, says the Mini Golf Championship could play an important role in showcasing the many different formats of competitive golf available.
“Our aim for the Mini Golf Championship was to create an enjoyable and inclusive event that would appeal to all sorts of people, from traditional golfers to those who might never think to set foot on a golf course.
“We’re really pleased that we had teams from such diverse backgrounds compete in the qualifiers and that variety will be reflected in the final. And while there are some big prizes at stake, we hope our players will first and foremost have a lot of fun on the day.”
The finalists’ line-up can be viewed here. You’ll be able to read a report of the final on the GolfWA website next week.