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Entertainment that brings out the child in you

Fri, 22 Mar 2013  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

We have many strings to our bow here at UrbanCrazy and more recently children’s entertaining has come to the fore! Heading up this division is our main man Richard Linden, who, when not renting out our portable minigolf and crazy golf courses, can often be found juggling knives, balloon modelling or pulling a windmill out of his top hat. Read more

Quest, Merry Hill

Quest For Golf

Tue, 19 Feb 2013  |  James Palmer, UrbanCrazy

It all went a bit crazy at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Merry Hill last Friday and the men in white coats had to be called in. Actually they were 10 children from St James’s C.E. Primary School who won a competition to be the official testers of the new Quest For Golf adventure golf course, designed conjointly by UrbanCrazy and Paragon Creative. Chris Harding, 2 times World Crazy Golf champion, also came along to put the course through its paces and offer some hints and tips to the school children.

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Red on white flag

Willy Aceit versus Noah Chance

Tue, 05 Feb 2013  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

Willy Aceit is on the 18th hole of his local minigolf course and needs to sink the ball in one to beat his close friend and rival in what has been a very heated and intense match! He has his trusty 35” UrbanCrazy blue putter in one hand and his gold ball (selected from a choice of 24 vibrant colours) in the other. He walks to the hole and places the ball on the UrbanCrazy rubber tee mat.

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The Great Britain Minigolf Team

Six lions

Mon, 07 Jan 2013  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

Over 3 days in August last year, 6 British minigolfers competed at the elite 2012 European Minigolf Championships in Portugal, sponsored by us here at UrbanCrazy.

Those players were British Team captain Marc Chapman, seasoned UK tour pro Tony Kelly, twice Kent Open winner Seth Thomas, Cambridgeshire Club captain James Rutherford, the team’s youngest player Freddie Blackburn-Shaw and 2009 London Open champion Adam Kelly.

Here James, Adam, Freddie and Tony reflect on their exciting, record-breaking and, at times, surreal experience playing for the Great Britain Minigolf Team…

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UrbanCrazy at The London Golf Show

A golfer’s paradise

Tue, 13 Nov 2012  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

It was billed as “The Interactive Golf Show ALL Under One Roof!” and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The Earls Court London Golf Show 2012 in association with talkSPORT was, for 3 days, home to some very interesting golf-related stands and interactive exhibits alongside our own, including: the entertaining Golf Trick Shot Boys, the glamorous Las Vegas Long Putt Challenge and the inspiring Jolf. Read more

Our 'CrazyCow' track

A new addition to the family

Thu, 11 Oct 2012  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

Our brand-new, spectacular ‘Signature Course’ is now available for event hire. Conceived and created by UrbanCrazy’s Jon, Dave and Kate this year, the course comprises interestingly themed holes, including: ‘DreamGolf’; ‘Hazardous’; ‘BrownSign’, ‘Studded’; ‘CrazyCow’ and ‘Target’. To pinch an old Carlsberg slogan, we reckon it’s probably the best portable crazy golf course in the world! Read more

Horseshoe and fences

The rub of the green

Tue, 02 Oct 2012  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

A crazy golf course without obstacles is like having a table tennis table without a net. Well, you know what I mean! So our crisp, emerald green mobile crazy golf course together with a bunch of unique and outlandish obstacles is always a sure fire winner for any occasion. Read more

Bugatti interior

If you love cars and golf…

Thu, 13 Sep 2012  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

Did you know that Volkswagen Group owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat and Škoda? We didn’t. Neither did we know just how much Volkswagen value their staff. Last weekend was their annual family day and the entertainment highlights were: cars (the best in the world) on display; radio controlled car racing; F1 simulators; an artist (Ian Cook) who creates unique artworks; and of course our ‘Emerald’ minigolf course with some wacky obstacles to boot (no pun intended).

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Trevor & Martin Robertson

The Mount Olympus of crazy golf

Sat, 07 Jul 2012  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

Well, what a feast of entertainment we enjoyed on Saturday 7 July. The Crazy Golf Pro Championships on Selfridges rooftop was undoubtedly one of the most eccentric and enthralling events we have ever taken part in. Organised by Bompas & Parr and us here at UrbanCrazy, a field of 30 players made up of BMGA minigolf legends and wildcards competed to become the champion of this quirky minigolf tournament. Read more

Hole 7, before and after

This crazy golf course is all Wight!

Mon, 25 Jun 2012  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

In this age of ‘staycations’, many British seaside towns are working to capitalise on our nation’s rediscovery of the UK’s beautiful and cherished coastline. And in a drive to boost tourism, the administration for one such seaside town, Sandown on the Isle Of Wight, commissioned UrbanCrazy to regenerate their crazy golf course – a course that has been in existence for close to half a century! Read more

Jelly on a plate

Don’t eat the obstacles

Mon, 11 Jun 2012  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

We’ve seen some really ‘crazy’ crazy golf courses in our time, but this one took the biscuit! Food architects Bompas and Parr created a 9-hole cake-themed course on the roof of Selfridges; with such superb obstacles and features in the shape of London’s most famous landmarks, its enough to make your legs turn to jelly. What a treat to go and play on this course – especially as we provided them with all the cups, putters and balls they required, putting the cherry on the cake of one of the most unique mini golf courses we have ever seen. For 10 points, how many puns have you seen in this first paragraph? Read more

Our Richard with John Parrott

A Parrott that was sick as one!

Fri, 04 May 2012  |  David McConnachie, UrbanCrazy

We were delighted to be asked back to The One Show studio, this time to convert one of our portable crazy golf courses into an ultra-long snooker ‘table’. But UrbanCrazy’s Entertainment Manager, Richard, was more excited than the rest of us. Why? Because he’s a snooker fanatic and jumped at the chance of meeting the 1991 World Snooker Champion, John Parrott MBE. Read more