On Friday, 5/9/14, SPLI members were treated to a really fun event – the Mario Golf Mini Golf Tournament! The event kicked off earlier in the week, when SPLI issued a challenge to members via an online Mario Golf Private Tournament, dubbed the “SPLI May Tourney.” SPLI staff announced that the winner of the online private tournament would have a chance to win a free t-shirt!
The lucky winner of the SPLI May Tourney was Chris C! His impressive score of -14 was posted on the group page, and Chris was reminded that by winning the online tournament, he was entitled to a free t-shirt if he attended the Mario Golf Mini Golf meetup. Of course he came to claim his prize!
SPLI members split up into groups of 4 to play the Mini Golf Mountain course at Heartland Golf Park in Edgewood, NY. The competition was tight, with most players putting at par or better! The weather held out and we were able to golf through all 18 holes.
The winners of the Mario Golf Mini Golf Tournament were Chris C. (3rd place), Johnathan L. (2nd place) and Dan D. (1st place). Congratulations to all of the winners!
Editor’s Note – this makes Chris the winner of the online golf tournament AND a medalist in real life mini golf. Way to go, Chris!! Readers might remember that Dan was also the winner of our Pokemon X&Y Tournament back in February, making Dan the SPLI Pokemon and Mini Golf Champion! We plan to post a new Hall of Fame page here on the SPLI website to celebrate these winners and all future winners of SPLI competitions, so check back soon for that!
Another important detail to mention about the Mario Golf Mini Golf Tournament is that this was SPLI’s first meetup to include an Official Nintendo Representative! The NoA Long Island Rep, Derek, came to cheer us on and he took this awesome group photo for us! Everyone was so excited when Derek started handing out all kinds of cool Nintendo giveaways, and we learned more details about awesome Nintendo demo events that are coming up soon! Thanks for joining us Derek!
To keep up with the golfing spirit, a new private online tournament challenge is now issued to all SPLI members! The next private tournament is a SPEED challenge of 9 holes. Don’t let all of the coins and powerups distract you, but get the best score you can! This tournament ends at 8:30pm on 5/25/14. Good luck!