Hastings hosts the World Crazy Golf Championship this weekend

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Crazy Golf enthusiasts from all over the globe are set to descend on Hastings this weekend to take part in the World Crazy Gold Championships.

Contestants, including some local people, will be attempting to putt their way to the £1,500 prize money pot.

For a shot at the title competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course - dubbed the ‘spiritual home of crazy golf’ by the British Minigolf Association.

Simon Tompkins, of Hastings Adventure Golf, said: “The World Crazy Golf Championships are a real highlight in Hastings. Of course there’s fierce competition but it is also a lot of fun – and great for spectators too.”

The overall winner picks up £1,000 and there’s an additional £2,000 prize fund for the top players.

Michael Smith, GB, was crowned 2015 champion with an incredible 31 under par result, while the youngest player in last year’s competition was Jessica Pilgrim, aged 10. The Czech Republic’s Olivia Prokopova claimed fourth place and was the only female in the final round. Finland’s Pasi Aho, sport director of the World Minigolf Sport Federation, who took second place in 2015 said: “This is one of the key tournaments in the international mini-golf calendar. It attracts the attention of major players, but it alsoprovides a platform for rising stars to cut their teeth.”

There are four rounds on Saturday and a further two rounds on Sunday for all players. The final round on Sunday will be contested amongst the top 18 players.

There is still time to enter the novice section with 25 places remaining. The closing date is Thursday June 9. Enter at www.minigolf.org.uk

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