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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

Hole in one for a donation

The Emerald Isle(s)

Thu, 26 Apr 2012  |  James Palmer, UrbanCrazy

When over 900 delegates turned up to the 2012 Teradata Universe conference in Dublin, they were faced with 7 very different types of ‘Emerald Isles’.

Guests, who had travelled from all over the world to attend the event at the Convention Centre in the heart of Dublin’s financial district, were entertained by UrbanCrazy’s new “Emerald Minigolf Course”. Each of the 7 holes was branded to promote sponsors. Read more

Basingstoke Minigolf – from the air

Visit Basingstoke minigolf course!

Fri, 30 Mar 2012  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

UrbanCrazy is happy to announce that the brand-new minigolf course at Basingstoke Golf Centre, is now … open!

In 2011 Basingstoke & Deane Community Leisure Trust commissioned UrbanCrazy to design and build a 9-hole course with a miniature golf putting green. The challenge was to create a facility that would entertain visitors of all ages and complement the other activities at the golf centre, which comprises a pitch and putt course, a floodlit driving range and a golf shop. Read more

Our unusual Bowling Hole

Future crazy golf superstars

Wed, 21 Mar 2012  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that portable crazy golf is an excellent way to keep children of all ages entertained. UrbanCrazy was booked to provide one of the main sources of entertainment for the annual Easter Party at the Chelsea Design Centre – famous for also hosting London Design Week 2012.

Within minutes of the party starting, the kids ran to all four corners of the room to explore the activities that had been brought in for them. There was a pen with bunny rabbits and one-day old chicks, a party entertainer, lots of scrumptious food and drinks, an Easter Egg Hunt and of course, UrbanCrazy’s “Designer” crazy golf course. Read more