Mini-golf teams to battle it out in Margate charity match

Minigolf chairman Scott Lancley and Lost Island owner James Godden

A mini-golf charity tournament will be held in Margate this month.

Some 48 contestants in 16 teams will battle it out at the Lost Island course in Marine Terrace to putt their way to a prize of £200 for the charity or Parent, Teachers and Friends Association of their choice.

The event will be supported by players from the British Minigolf Association who will either to go round with the teams or support them throughout the night depending on the groups that attend.

Mince pies and refreshments and use of the new indoor course will be laid on by hosts James Godden and Lost Island Adventure Golf below the Flamingo Arcade.

In attendance will be BMGA Tour Pros who travel the country for strokeplay tournaments and are some of the UK’s top 32 crazy putters.

The format of the competition will mean a close fight so a positive festive attitude is a must.

Scott Lancley, Chairman of the British Minigolf Association said: “This charity event is being used as a trial run for a strokeplay event already agreed to take place early February 2019 in association with the BMGA.

“This new course is great for the local area and I hope we can get the maximum amount of teams to participate and have a great evening of fun minigolf.”

The jungle-themed, adventure golf course took James and wife Adrienn one year to create after ripping out the dodgem track that was previously in the space beneath the arcade.

The course has been painstakingly created with features including monkeys, a dinosaur in a cage, running water, Tiki shack, Easter Island heads, an Olmec head and even a cauldron, all nestled in tropical foliage with atmospheric lighting.

The play is interactive with sound effects incorporated into the holes, activated when the player gets their ball successfully putted.

There are 18 holes of varying complexity and a bonus 19th hole where players can win free game entrance with a ‘bullseye’ or tickets for arcade prizes for putting in the ‘secondary’ area.

Lost Island is open 7 days a week, Monday-Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Friday-Sunday from 10am to 9pm.

The charity event will take place on Friday December 14 from 7pm until 9pm There is space for a maximum of 16 teams with three participants in each team.

Entry for this is £25 per team.

Email at [email protected] .uk or private message Lost Island Adventure golf to register your teams interest.