In the last few weeks I’ve had bundles of fun coming up with ideas and creating this one-off 9-hole crazy golf course for JW3. The family-friendly course is themed around Rio’s summer of sport and is now fully-installed on site. It will be open every day – except Saturdays – from Sunday 17 July until Sunday 4 September.
Saltburn Promenade has been home to a fabulous new minigolf course since March 2016. We designed and built the course to offer an enjoyable game for visitors of all ages and a treat for the eyes, with cleverly-placed seaside-themed obstacles and features. You must putt past the surfboard, around the lighthouse, over the bridge, through the beach hut and down the Bagatelle for glory!
Read on to learn more about the facility and for pointers on how to play some of the holes ahead of your next visit. Check out the gallery to the right for some of our favourite photos.
Last Saturday I spotted this story on the BBC website about a photo taken on New Year’s Eve in Manchester, which developed into an internet meme. As you scroll down the article you will notice a tweet from @mjlovatt_LFC in which he used the specialist app, SuperPhoto, to recreate the image with a paint effect.
So I decided to use the same app and another that I recently discovered – RollWorld – to reimagine some of our own favourite photos that we’ve taken over the past few years. Here are the hypnotic results…
It was a huge thrill to be back at the London Golf Show for the sixth time entertaining visitors with our minigolf and ping pong activities. Alongside the course and tables we had a separate stand with special offers on a bright selection of themed and novelty golf balls. The show was a success for us with many rounds and games played, Christmas pressies sold and funds and awareness raised for our partner charity, On Course Foundation. It’s a very worthy cause, please take a look at their website. Read more
A chance visit to a garden centre sowed the ‘seed’ of an idea for Simon Fitton earlier this year, which, with a bit of help from UrbanCrazy, finally came into bloom in August.
As a golf pro and successful golf club owner Simon had been looking to ‘branch’ out into the world of mini-golf but had not found the right location for his venture. When he stopped off to take a call in the car park of Dobbie’s Garden Centre in Peterborough he knew he had found the ideal spot and immediately spoke to the manager. Within a few days things started to take ‘root’.
Because we’ve had the pleasure of working closely with one of the freshest and quirkiest event companies in the land, we thought we’d tell you about them! The ‘Social Experiences Club’ pride themselves on producing the very best in creative entertainment, turning an ordinary company outing into the finest array of creative pursuits that no company has dared or dreamed to try before! Read more
Ever since we introduced the world to PongCrazy (our quirky take on ping pong), we’ve been dying to pimp up our tables ‘UV style’! So very recently we set to work on a new version that would glow all sorts of weird and wonderful colours in a dark room, under a black light, with the aim of confusing the hell out of people attempting to play. Sound like a good plan..? We thought so! Read more
Back in 2005 UrbanCrazy’s very own Jon Angel, who was then captain of the Great Britain Minigolf Team, asked me to join them for that year’s World Minigolf Championship. Although a little nervous, I agreed, and had a great time learning the finer details of how to play professional minigolf.
North London’s Alexandra Palace plays host to many great sporting events throughout the year and last weekend was no exception. On Sat 24 and Sun 25 Jan, the iconic North London venue was home to the very exciting Party Poker World Championship of Ping Pong. And our PongCrazy activity was booked to add even more pizzazz and entertain visitors before and after the tournament sessions.
Having heard all the talk about the ‘Swingers’ club, I couldn’t wait to check it out. It’s not what you’re thinking, it is in fact the new pop-up crazy golf course and bar in East London! So I went for a ‘busman’s night out’ with a few pals, down to trendy Shoreditch, to see what all the fuss was about. Read more