54 Problems

The global minigolf podcast. Discussing all things about minigolf, adventure golf and crazy golf. Hear from some of the best players in the World. Look ahead to major tournaments.And have a chance to win some amazing prizes. For more information about getting involved with the sport of minigolf, please email fiftyfourproblems@gmail.com

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Episodes

6 days ago

Join us as we recap the minigolf month of November 2022 (with help from a UK legend Ted Mciver) and look ahead to December. Also we tackle a new Hot Topic and start our Christmas Competition where you could win a Putt18 mat + goodies. For more information about everything discussed in this episode, and to vote on the Hot Topic, please visit the 54 Problems Facebook page. Also on the Facebook page you can find a link to the Christmas Competition with the rules. To support the podcast (and secure tickets for the Christmas Special) please visit https://www.patreon.com/FiftyFourProblems For more information about minigolf and to contact the podcast, please email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com

Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

In this episode we shine our player spotlight on to Allan Cox. Allan talks enthusiastically what minigolf looked like in Australia during the 80s and 90s and some of Allan's Australian heroes. We then look at Allan starting an international career. We discuss with Allan his journey to becoming the Putter King and having a YouTube page which contains a video with over 4 million views, and some of the incredible charity work Allan has done. Finally Allan takes on the famous Getting to Know You questions. To learn more about minigolf and to contact the podcast please message us on Facebook or email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com To support the podcast visit https://www.patreon.com/FiftyFourProblems      

Friday Nov 11, 2022

In this fascinating episode we talk to Dr. Alexander T Latinjak about sports psychology and self-talk and about how findings from research in to those areas can be used to improve minigolf performance.   Dr. Alexander T Latinjak is an Associate Professor at the University of Suffolk, School of Health and Sport Scencies. And a co-editor of the book Self-Talk in Sport.   In this episode Dr. Latinjak draws on his experience working with athletes from the world of tennis, football and golf. We discuss how to improve training routines to prepare us more for tournaments, how to select key words to use for our self-talk and how to improve the advice from our internal minigolf coach.   For resources about psychmapping please visit:   https://www.psychmapping.com/s-projects-basic   To join the psychmapping community visit:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/atlatinjak/recent-activity/shares/   To support the podcast visit:   https://www.patreon.com/FiftyFourProblems   For more information about minigolf and to contact the podcast please email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com

Friday Nov 04, 2022

Join us as we recap the Minigolf Month of October and look ahead to November with special guest Allan Cox!   As the end of year approaches we still have a lot to discuss: the finale of the Czech Tour, The US Masters, The British Open and, of course, the very exciting Popstroke Tour Championship. We speak to Seve Kukielka and Alexander Malina to get their thoughts on Popstoke and whether it is the start of something big.   For more information about everything we discuss on the show, and to vote on this episode's Hot Topic head to the 54 Problems Facebook page.   To contact the show, enter the Guess The Hole competition and to learn more about minigolf please email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Join us for this Special Episode all about the interactive putting mat minigolf game: Putt18.   Talking Putt18 with us are three experts: Glenn Palmer the inventor and creator of Putt18. Dave Gomm the current single round record holder and Matt Ansley the current Putt18 Pro League World Champion!   We discuss where the idea for Putt18 originally came from, how it evolved in to a Pro League played around the World, and some of the further applications of Putt18. And stay tuned to the end of the episode for a very exciting announcement!   Minigolf players can receive 20% off a Putt18 mat! Use the code Minigolf-20 at the website www.putt18.com.au   To support the podcast please visit www.patreon.com/FiftyFourProblems and to contact the podcast or to learn more about minigolf please email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com  

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

This episode we shine our player spotlight on to Seve Kukielka. Join us and Seve as we discuss how he got in to the sports, and what he feels it takes to become champion of Britain and British Adventure Golf Champion. We also discuss his Adventure Golf course: Aces Minigolf Gloucester. And of course, Seve takes on the famous Getting To Know You questions. For more information about minigolf, and to contact the podcast please email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com

Thursday Oct 06, 2022

Join us as we recap the month of minigolf that was September 2022 and look ahead to October.   We are joined by the new UK #1 Seve Kukielka.   We also discuss a controversial Hot Topic. You can vote on this on the 54 Problems Facebook page.   In the Guess The Hole competition, Seve describes a minigolf hole. If you can tell us what course this hole is on, you will enter a draw to win an amazing prize.   To enter the competition or to learn more about minigolf, you can email the podcast at FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com

Monday Oct 03, 2022

Join us for a overview look at the US Masters 2022. We are joined by two very special guests who host the fantastic minigolf podcast Puttcast -  Tom Loftus & Pat Sheridan!   In this episode we chat about some of the details of the US Masters and take a look at the three courses. Then tomorrow, the second part of our conversation where we look more in-depth talk about some of the players and the US WAGM team selection, will be released on Puttcast!   For more information about everything we discussed please check out the Show Notes posted in the comments section on the 54 Problems Facebook page.   To support the podcast visit https://www.patreon.com/FiftyFourProblems   For more information about minigolf and to contact the podcast, email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

Today is World Miniture Golf day and to celebrate please join us for a virtual Minigolf Road Trip with somebody who has travelled to over 1,000 courses, our good friend Richard Gottfried. In this very special episode we take a look back and historic and significant minigolf courses around the World and imagine what it would be like to play them. For more information about the courses and to view Richard's blog where he describes all 1,000+ courses he has visited, please look at the Show Notes on the 54 Problems Facebook page. For more information about minigolf and to contact the podcast, please email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com

Monday Sep 19, 2022

This episode we shine our player spotlight on to Vanette Block. Join us and Vanette for a fascinating insight in to the dynamics of American minigolf: putt putt, the USMPGA and the American Minigolf Alliance. Also we hear some wonderful stories from Vanette including one about a very interesting ace call she adopted on the WAGM. For more information about minigolf, and to contact the podcast please email FiftyFourProblems@gmail.com

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