September 22, 2020
Forget Bryson DeChambeau winning the US Open. There was only one golf event that mattered this month and we were delighted to sponsor The SkegVegas King Put Crazy Golf Tournament.
This year’s event was one of the few championships to survive the Covid-19 outbreak and it was played at the Jolly Roger Adventure Golf course next to the world famous Skegness clock tower last week.
The original international field was decimated, with two players unable to make the date due to travel and quarantine restrictions from Spain.
Under grey skies a field of eight battled it out for the windmill trophy. One new player was caught attempting to use his own putter and a proper golf ball but the rules official caught up with him just before the first tee.
The SkegVegas event was very tight and the field of eight produced some fine golf despite the threat of rain.
Ray ‘The General’ Porta stormed into an early lead before having a disastrous 7 on the Canon hole. His chances were blown apart after a brush with a tree.
As others faltered, Paul ‘Mr Organiser’ Griffin and Steve ‘Napoleon’ Daniels moved through the pack with both hitting holes in one at vital times.
It was neck and neck at the final hole between Mr Organiser and Napoleon. But both made par 3’s on the last to finish tied first with total scores of 22 at a very impressive 5 under par.
The committee decided it was not worth paying out another fee for extra holes and the chip shop over the road was calling.
Mr Organiser did try to claim the title by ‘firing the cannon’ to win a free game pass for one player, but the committee were having none of it.
Despite protests from both players they finally agreed Napoleon would actually take the trophy home, but he has already booked a courier to send it over to Mr Organiser in six-months time.
The event promoter, Ray ‘The General’ Porta, said: “It has been a disappointing year for top class sport, but we put on a show and everyone involved enjoyed a fabulous day.
The crowd was a little disappointing but it was a dull Monday in September.
Thanks to Rita, John & Simon at Nottingham Pet Crematorium for their sponsorship. John was an inspiration behind the design of our magnificent trophy.
We were going to use the event as a qualifier for the World Crazy Golf Championships which had been held every year since 2003 at the Adventure Golf Complex on the seafront at Hastings, East Sussex. Unfortunately this year’s event was cancelled due to Covid and so we do not know where we can send our champions”.