Get ready Gold Coast, the 2018 Australian Minigolf Championships are coming!
It was announced on Monday that Putt Putt Mermaid Beach will play host to the national championships on Saturday 27 October.
Players from as far as Perth and New Zealand are expected to converge on the Gold Coast and compete for the 2018 titles as well as cash and prizes.
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They’ll also leave the championships with an official Australian ranking for the first time ever.
International minigolf champion Allan Cox from Australia said he is looking forward to competing on the Coast again, eight years since the last competition was held in the city.
“I was a national amateur winner there in 1988 and it will be like returning home,” Cox said.
“I’m looking forward to the competition organised by the Australian Minigolf Federation.
“I competed in the 2018 New Zealand Minigolf Open organised by the New Zealand Minigolf Federation in March 2018 and it is nice to see mini golf in the Oceania region taking off,” he said.
It will be the first time the national championships have been sanctioned by the World Minigolf Sport Federation.
Putt Putt Mermaid Beach Manager Collette Harvey said she was excited to be hosting the event.
“This is going to be a great opportunity to showcase our course and the skillful side of minigolf to more people,” she said.
For more information on the event, click here.