The

Awards

Hall of Fame

for services to British Crazy Golf

2006 Tim 'Ace Man' Davies (Wales)

2007 John 'Big Top Ted' McIver (Scotland)

2008 Andy 'No2' Exall (England)

2009 Keith 'Doc' Kellard (England)

 

The Virtual Groyne winners

 

Miniature Golfer Awards for 2009

Players

Our most prestigious award, reminding us all what crazy golf is all about! Phil Botto.  Skip Art finally gets the recognition it deserves.

Hall of fame 2009 inductee Keith Kellard.  World Crazy Golf Champion and British Champion.

Best player Keith Kellard.  As above.

Best overseas player Torgny Kjellström.  British open winner.

Best team player
A draw. Trevor 'The Silent Assassin' Exall & Terry 'The Gift' Exall

Player most in need of coaching Steve Gow

Player most in need of a rules briefing John Mittler!

Most popular player on the BMGA tour Cindy Kukielka

Most popular family on the BMGA tour The Kukielkas

Best Senior on the BMGA tour Janette Robertson

Best Junior on the BMGA tour Adam Kelly

Most popular overseas player Pasi Aho

Most consistent loser on the BMGA tour John "Big Top Ted' McIver.  Big flop. Someone pull the parachute cord to stop the free fall. 

Most improved player on the BMGA tour Anthony Pope

Most popular non player David & Marion

Biggest nosedive in form on the BMGA tour Bill Bullin

Most likely to win a 'major' next year
Peter Emmerson

Best newcomer on the BMGA tour Owen Johnson

Rookie of the Year Paul Johnson

Junior Rookie of the Year  Owen Johnson

Best piece of sportsmanship I thought Chris Harding always wins this.  Chris Harding, thoroughly nice chap.

Worst piece of sportsmanship Chappers squidgying water off the 3rd at Strokes onto the 11th whilst Tim was standing over his tee shot!

Best quote on tour Jas Kukielka at the London Open, as the group waited (for a fair time) for Alan Norman to return from the toilet waiting to get the 2nd round underway, "I wonder if he takes such a long time to aim in the toilet"

Best 'Joker' on Tour Jas Kukielka Scoops the award for the 'Comedy Dog Turd on the Course' jape (appropriately at Staines).
Dishonourable mentions for pranks on Tour Trubridge, Gottfried & Pope.

Toys out of the Pram Award for best/most tantrums on Tour Jas Kukielka

The player most in need of psychiatric care Jouni 

Cockiest player on the tour Marc 'The Farce' Chapman


Tournaments

Worst tournament Smeeth Cup.  Caused a schism in British minigolf.

Best tournament Smeeth Cup

Best tournament  format Smeeth Cup

Best competition referee Trevor Exall

The Heimlich Trophy For the Worst 'choke' of the season. Who threw away a certain chance to set a new course record at Strokes by hitting the shark's teeth then compounding his misery on the 17th... Tim 'Ace Man' Davies of course!!

Best competition organiser Emily & Marion

Best recovery shot Ace Man's putt at hole 2, in the play-off against Sean Homer at WCGC.

Best round 1st round of 2009...25 by Chris Harding at Star City...stunning!

Best self-commentary during a round Adam Kelly

Best new line The Mittler line on Hastings mini hole 5

Most Dramatic Moment Of The Year PHCGCO.  Peter Emmerson's 7 at the 8th to give a one shot lead to Andy Exall. Nearly won the Heimlich Trophy for this disaster..


Clubs

Worst club London MGC

Best club KMGC

Worst captain Brad Shepherd (LMGC)

Best captain Tim Davies (PHCGC) for winning the Smeeth Cup and doing the honourable thing by resigning from the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club

Best club ball The Pirate (Planet Hastings)


Equipment

Most original putter (includes pimping) Phil Botto's Black & Decker Strimmer

Crappiest putter Mittler's 2-piece travel putter


Courses

Best new course Boscombe Chine

Worst course featured on the BMGA tour No nominations, that's a good sign!

Best course featured on the BMGA tour Hastings Mini

Best hole Hole 5 Hastings Mini

Most reasonably priced ice creams Planet Hastings


Fashion

Best dressed John 'Big Top Ted' McIver (always something different, very different, in the closet!)

Best hat Anthony Pope


Other

Best book
Nutters with Putters

Best blog Richard 'Squire' Gottfried for the Ham & Egger Files!

2nd best miniature golf website on the Planet  Putting Penguin We can't nominate ourselves for this one as we are the best!

Best photograph of the Year That Finnish bloke at the 11th Strokes, Margate. Marion Homer.

 

Miniature Golfer Awards for 2008

Players

Our most prestigious award Reminding us all what crazy golf is all about!  Cindy Kukielka

Hall of fame 2008 inductee Andy 'No2' Exall

Best player Andy 'No2' Exall

Best overseas player Olivia Prokopova

Best newcomer on the BMGA tour Jo ‘Cupcake’ Williamson
Womens World Crazy Golf Champion - you can't argue with that!

Player most in need of coaching Rocky Bullin

Player most in need of a rules briefing Rocky Bullin

Most popular player on the BMGA tour Andy 'No2' Exall

Least popular player on the BMGA tour Ruth Bullin
A Bullin one, two - who'd have thought it?

Most popular family on the BMGA tour The Kukielkas

Best Senior on the BMGA tour Janette Robertson

Best Junior on the BMGA tour Olivia Prokopova

Most popular overseas player Olivia Prokopova

Most consistent loser on the BMGA tour Tim 'Ace Man' Davies

Most improved player on the BMGA tour Richard 'Squire' Gottfried

Most popular non player Marion Homer

Biggest nosedive in form on the BMGA tour Steve 'F1' Gow

Most likely to win a 'major' next year Andy 'No2' Exall

Best recovery shot Any of Dave Forrest's second shots during the KO.
There were lots to choose from!

Best piece of sportsmanship Chris Harding will always offer up his opinion on a difficult shot.
Andy Exall, always appreciative of another's good shot.

A draw!

Worst piece of sportsmanship A family Pantomime at the Kent Invitational Tournament, only sadly lacking the front of the horse.

Tournaments

Worst tournament Blackpool Open

Best tournament BMGA British Open

Best competition referee Andy 'Sarge' Booth

Best scorer Trevino Boffino ("The Man With The Golden Pen") & Den Exall
A draw! How apt!!

The Heimlich Trophy For the Worst 'choke' of the season. Who threw away a certain chance to win and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory?
Peter 'Mr Empton' Emmerson QF Matchplay

Best competition organiser Sean & Marion

Best shot Jennifer Forrest's ace on the 13 at Strokes.

Best round Ace Man's final round 26 in the British Championships.

Most Dramatic Moment Of The Year Final of British Open.

Clubs

Worst club London

Best club Another draw!! Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club & Kent Minigolf Club

Worst captain Brad Shepherd (London)

Best captain Sean Homer (Kent Minigolf Club)

Best club ball The Pirate (Planet Hastings)

Best membership card It's Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club again!!
Designed by No2 et moi

Equipment

Most bent putter Trevor 'Pumbah' Exall

Most original putter (includes pimping)
Andy 'No2' Exall

Crappiest putter Woody II

Courses

Best new course Birmingham, Star City.  Nearly half the votes, rightly so!

Worst course featured on the BMGA tour Southend & Warwick
Another draw. Not your best moment forummers.

Best course featured on the BMGA tour Planet Hastings

Best hole Hole 10 Planet Hastings. Over half the votes!!

Most reasonably priced ice creams Planet Hastings (SHAME ABOUT THE TEA LICENCE THOUGH!)

Best scorecard Planet Hastings Crazy Golf
Designed by Moi and No.2. The best scorecard I've ever seen - by far!!

Fashion

Best dressed John 'Big Top Ted' McIver (always something different in the closet!)
Have you no taste!! And yes I know I haven't.

Best hat Alan Marsh. Fair dos.

Other

Best book Nutters with Putters

Best film Hole by hole guide of Strokes by the KMGC


Best calendar KMGC

Best photographer Marion 'Double Trouble' Homer

Player who has raised the most for a good cause Marion 'Double Trouble' Homer

Most expensive bacon baquette Dave Forrest - Strokes, £600 at the Megabowl (which required two replacement caps and on his birthday!!!)

Best rookie reporter Anthony 'His Excellency' Pope for his hilarious account of the Sealand championship

Most truthful comment on forum or otherwise Brad If you had your way Tim, every tournament would be in Hastings...

Best band of the year KMGC Rocks. Rick Astley was robbed!

Most pompous comment on forum or otherwise Jon Angel You really are very ignorant.

Best quote on the tour 'THE PRICE OF A CHILD'S LAUGHTER - £3 ACTUALLY.'

Most amusing moment of the season A bird cr#pping down Teds neck at the WCGC! Brilliant.
It seems everyone enjoys Ted being cr*pped on!

 

Miniature Golfer Awards for 2007

Least popular player on the BMGA tour Bill 'Conqueror' Bullin

Most popular family on the BMGA tour The Forrests

Player most likely to win a Major in 2008 Andy 'No2' Exall

Team of the Year Margate Marauders

Best Player Tim 'Ace Man' Davies

Best Club Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club & Kent Minigolf Club

Best Team Captain John 'Big Top Ted' McIver - winner CCs and DCs

Best Tournament British Open

Most popular player on the BMGA tour – 2 way tie

John 'Big Top Ted' McIver & Tim 'Ace Man' Davies

Unsportsmanship – 3 way tie

WCGC Rocky Bullin for leaving his playing partners in mid round for 12 minutes whilst having a paddy.

CCs Bill’s Raspberry on the 6th

CCs Bill walking across someone’s line as they’re about to putt on the 1st

Most Dramatic Moment Of The Year – 5 way tie

Mattias Stahl's Course Record 31 at the British Open

Marion's 2 at the 9th hole showdown between the Pirates v The Spitfires at the CC's

Ace Mans 'walking away moment' at Heartbreak Ridge in the Kent Open

3 balls in a row at the 3rd during the crazy crazy final round at the WCGC's

The bomb detonating during the KIT!

 

Miniature Golfer Awards for 2006

The red carpet was rolled out, it was white but this is Hastings. The wine flowed and the awards of the 'virtual groynes' were made. Acceptance speeches were brief because no one was invited. It was a really good do though. The pick of the speeches came from Tim ' Ace Man' Davies founder of the 'Adopt a Groyne Scheme' sadly rejected by Hastings Borough council.

Minor to Major, that is in order of unimportance.

Crappiest putter 'The Baiter'
Most bent putter Trevor Exall
Most original putter Phil Botto for 'Woody'

Most popular player on the BMGA tour Big Top Ted McIver
Least popular player on the BMGA tour Tim 'Ace Man' Davies
Most popular family on the BMGA tour The Swish Family Robertson

Most pompous comment on forum or otherwise Brad Shepherd
Best rookie reporter on miniaturegolfer.com Kevin Moseley

Best scorer Den Exall
Biggest nosedive in form Phil Exall

Best dressed Jan Palmer (WCs) - even the great British public felt the need to comment!
Most consistent loser Non Williams - should be able to toss those salads now though

Best new course Belfast, Adventure Golf - The Captain's Challenge

Best course featured on the BMGA tour Clambers, Hastings
Worst course featured on the BMGA tour Broomfield Park, London

Best Senior Ace Man (BSCs)
Best newcomer Richard Stephenson (BO)
Best Junior Seve Kukielka (BJCs)

Best coach Thomas Zeininger, a victory is beating someone else

Best club ball Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club - The Pirate

Best recovery shot Brad Shepherd (WCs final round, 2nd hole)
Best shot Pasi Aho (WCs final round, 3rd hole)

Most likely to win a 'major' next year Andy Exall (It should have been me! I think it was but I may have had one glass too many)

Worst piece of sportsmanship Rocky Bullin (Midland Open) - Truly appalling
Best piece of sportsmanship John Moore (WCs 2006) - He had many opportunities where he could have scuppered the Ace Mans final round.

Best captain Big Top Ted McIver (BCCs)
Worst captain Our first tie Brad Shepherd London 'A' & Bill Bullin Planet Hastings 'A'

Best club Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club (BCCs)

Best player Tim 'Ace Man' Davies

Best tournament World Crazy Golf Championships
A worthy second The Irish Open

And the first hall of fame inductee for services to crazy golf Tim 'Ace Man' Davies