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This couple are crazy about mini golf – and have ticked off over 740 courses all over the country.
Richard and Emily Gottfried began a quest over a decade ago to play on every course in the country, but the current boom in the sport is making it a difficult achievement.

When they began in 2006, they found an internet list of over 600 courses up and down the UK and Channel Islands.

However, despite having completed rounds at 743 spots, new openings are making their challenge seem ‘unending’.

But the crazy golf enthusiasts, who have even represented Great Britain in the sport, are determined to carry on visiting every city, town and village where they spy a course.

Their mission has taken them as far north as Loch Lomond and as far south as Cornwall, with each location meticulously photographed.

Richard, 37, from Stockport, said: “You could say it’s crazy. It really has become an addiction.

“Mini golf is incredibly good fun, and always such a challenge as the courses are so different.

“Some require a lot of skill, and other are just down to luck.

“Visiting all of them has become a bit of an obsession for us, but it’s also been a great way to use our weekends and see other parts of the country we otherwise would never have been to.

“You also make lots of friends in the mini golf community. It’s great!

“As much fun as I always have playing with Emily, we are also really competitive.

“We very often finish only a couple of shots apart, and sometimes if I lose I won’t speak to her in the car on the way home!”

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