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Gastei £ 50.000 percorrendo os campos de minigolfe do mundo depois de conseguir um hole-in-one

A CRAZY golf fan has spent £50,000 touring mini-courses around the world — and vowed to never hang up his putter.

Richard Gottfried, 41, said his obsession teed off in 2006 when he won a free game after a hole-in-one.

Crazy golfer Richard Gottfried has spent £50,000 touring mini-courses around the world

Crazy golfer Richard Gottfried has spent £50,000 touring mini-courses around the world
Richard said his obsession teed off in 2006 when he won a free game after a hole-in-one

Richard said his obsession teed off in 2006 when he won a free game after a hole-in-one

The marketing consultant and his saleswoman wife Emily, 40, have since putted their way round the country — and beyond — playing nearly 1,000 courses.

Richard disse: “We could probably have bought a house or a very flashy car with the money we’ve spent on crazy golf.

“But it’s a great way to see the UK, and spend time in holiday resorts like Great Yarmouth.”

O Norfolk town is home to Richard’s favourite course, Lost World Adventure Golf.

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Contudo, his finest hour came further afield in 2011 when he won a tournament in Las Vegas.

Richard, of Stockport, Gtr Manchester, disse: “To a layperson, the courses all look the same.

When you’ve played them all, they all feel very different.

“The courses I enjoy most are when I don’t know what to expect.

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“Some courses have to be seen to be believed.”

A driven competitor, Richard loses himself during a round, ditado: “You forget everything going on in the world. All you want to do is get the ball in the hole.”

And after more than 30 tournament wins, Richard vowed: “I will be playing forever.”

Richard disse: 'We could probably have bought a house or a very flashy car with the money we’ve spent on crazy golf'

Richard disse: ‘We could probably have bought a house or a very flashy car with the money we’ve spent on crazy golf
Richard and wife Emily have played nearly 1,000 courses - pictured at Southend pier

Richard and wife Emily have played nearly 1,000 coursespictured at Southend pier
Richard disse: 'The courses I enjoy most are when I don’t know what to expect'

Richard disse: ‘The courses I enjoy most are when I don’t know what to expect
Richard added: 'You forget everything going on in the world. All you want to do is get the ball in the hole'

Richard added: ‘You forget everything going on in the world. All you want to do is get the ball in the hole