The inaugural Gemini Open was held at Four Ashes Adventure Golf course on 27th May. The previous club competitions at Four Ashes were organised by The Midlands Minigolf Club. After the Midlands Club disbanded, the course is now the home of Gemini Golf Club. After a successful British Minigolf Association Midlands Open last year, the BMGA asked Gemini to take over running the competition. Four Ashes Golf Centre kindly gave us full access to the course from 4:30 pm as the sunny day cooled down a little.
Michael Smith won the event, starting the competition off with an amazing 7 aces to set a new course record of 29. Both he and James Shaw finished the last round with 30, including 7 aces by James, but Michaels 29 had kept him in front.
Harley Kelly, our only Junior, managed to bring his personal best down from 45 to 37 over the 3 rounds which is a great score on this course.
James Hollinrake scored low with 104 total making him 5th overall in the competition and top of Category 3/4. Also in Category 3/4 Shelley Cooper and Matt Exall scored a round each of 35. Shelley’s was the only green score by a female player.
Our two new Novice players enjoyed their first tournament. We look forward to them playing more regularly possibly starting with The British Open at Four Ashes.
Category 2 was won by Chris Smith with a steady 35,35,35. Simon Brown had a great round of 34, the lowest Category 2 round.
Richard Jones won the Trophy for the Fewest Dropped Shots with only four dropped shots over three rounds.
Ruth Burke was top woman and 19th overall closely followed by Rachel King who was 1 shot behind her.
The evening tournament was a great success and we have received a lot of positive feedback and comments on how it could be improved. We realise there were some timing issues and this will be improved in the future. We really enjoyed everyone’s company and thank everybody for participating. We are looking forward to welcoming you all again next year at our club open.