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PONGCRAZY AT THE PALACE

Wed, 20 Feb 2019  |  Micaela Blitz, UrbanCrazy

The temperature may have been close to zero, but Alexander Palace in North London was really hotting up when it hosted the annual Bet Victor World Championship of Ping Pong on 26th and 27th January and PongCrazy were there to get the ping pong party started with some of our unique tables.

As well as our old favourites, like our giant fried egg (Sunny Side Up) and our golf themed table (Up and Down), we also brought along some new and exciting tables to the Palm Court. The chessboard table (Checkmate) was ‘king of the castle’ and our illuminated egg timer, TimeTaBall (geddit!) was also a hit with its bed of ping pong balls and flashing lights, but the one that really ‘court’ everyone’s eye was our ‘smashing’ tennis themed table tennis table simply named TennisTable.

Throughout the weekend, adults and children alike enjoyed playing on our tables, and practising their skil

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Reflecting on our latest ping pong creation

Thu, 16 Mar 2017  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

Have you seen our wacky ping pong tables yet? Paddington Central had, at an event where we supplied their entertainment some time ago. We were delighted when, just recently, they contacted us again, this time to commission us to build a bespoke table for their site. Read more

Life on the British Minigolf Tour

Tue, 29 Nov 2016  |  Steve Lovell, contributor

We asked Steve Lovell to share some of his experiences playing on the UK Minigolf Tour, his rise to the upper echelons of the rankings and getting called up to the Great Britain Team. Here is his ‘player’s eye view’ of the journey so far…

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Playing Saltburn Minigolf: Hints and Tips

Mon, 02 May 2016  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

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.

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Our favourite obstacles

Wed, 16 Mar 2016  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

There is no finer complement to a crazy golf course than a selection of wacky obstacles. Wouldn’t you agree? I set out on a quest to find out what our staff think is the greatest obstacle we’ve ever produced and most importantly, why. Here were my findings: Read more

An artist’s impression

Mon, 04 Jan 2016  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

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…

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2015 London Golf Show report

Wed, 18 Nov 2015  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

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

Caddyshack In The City

Mon, 24 Aug 2015  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

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

PongCrazy pimped up ‘UV style’

Tue, 28 Jul 2015  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

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

The 2014 Apex Plaza Cup

Thu, 09 Oct 2014  |  Michael Angel, UrbanCrazy

I didn’t know what to expect working for UrbanCrazy at my first ever booking. I quickly found out what it was all about… Read more

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Let’s make gardens fun!

Thu, 28 Aug 2014  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

In 2010 we designed and installed a minigolf course in a rear garden in North London. We look back on this project with fond memories of what we created, with highlights including a double green, a fiendish water hazard and – our favourite one of all – a Rube Goldberg-esque contraption where the ball travels in and out of the shed!

Last month, 4 years since we completed the work, we were invited back to give the course and garden a spring clean and good ol’ spruce up ahead of the summer holidays.

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A Question of Sport: Super Saturday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

At UrbanCrazy we’ve come to the conclusion that the BBC absolutely loves crazy golf! To date this is the 7th time that our portable courses have appeared on the Beeb. For the latest instalment we went right back to where we started with ‘A Question of Sport’, but this time it was their spin-off show, ‘Super Saturday’. The production team gave us the brief to create a colourful and eye-catching course with 5 fairways, each of a different colour, all meeting at the central pentagonal green.

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