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Obituary Leo Moik

We have received with great sadness the news that Leo Moik passed away last week at the age of 79. Leo was truly one of the most important figures in the development of international minigolf sport and a father figure for many athletes and officials over the years. 

Leo not only gave minigolf sport its' current status in Austria during his four decades as the president of the Austrian Minigolf Federation ÖBGV, but he was also one of the founding members of IBGV, which was later renamed WMF, the organisation we all belong to today. Leo Moik was Sport Director and Chairman of the Technical Committee of the WMF for 17 years from 1988 - 2005. 

Our thoughts are with Leo’s family and especially his wife Trude, who was always at Leo’s side, working for minigolf and loving it through all the years. Leo, as well as his work and passion for minigolf will never be forgotten in our hearts.

World Minigolf Sport Federation
Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann
President

Short recap of the elections during Delegates' Conference 2017

The official Minutes from the Delegates' Conference will be released in time, but here are the results of the elections and nominations:

Executive Committee:
President - Dr Gerhard Zimmermann (GER)
Secretary General - Silke Bernardi (GER)
Sport Director - Pasi Aho (FIN)
Finance Manager - Peter Joost Middag (NED)
Media Manager - Marion Homer (GBR)
Youth Officer - Sandra Walker (FIN)

By Statutes change the Youth Officer is now part of the Executive Committee. Together with the representatives of the 5 Continental Federation and the chairpersons of both the Athletes' Committee and Medical and Anti Doping Committee the Executive Committee has now 13 members.

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MINI GOLF 35 rejoins WMF as Goldsponsor

We are glad to welcome Mini Golf 35 from Izmir, Turkey back as WMF Goldsponsor after some years’ absence. After a meeting at Istanbul Congress & Exhibition Fair in February Mini Golf 35 quickly decided to support the current strategy of WMF and growth of minigolf sport.

The co-founder and managing partner of Mini Golf 35 company, Mr. Ozkan TURKAN shortly summarized their own ideas for the future of minigolf sport in Turkey and worldwide as follows:

We are very proud of being part of WMF as Goldsponsor again to support their activities to add new member countries each year, so that the presence of minigolf would be really worldwide and this will help WMF and minigolf to receive the status of IOC recognized sport in the near future.

For the last 15 years we are manufacturing portable minigolf courses and until today we have achieved to set up for millions of minigolf lovers in Turkey. This year we are providing our maximum support for the foundation of official Turkish Mini Golf Federation under “Turkish Sport Ministry”, so that this activity is accepted as one of the official sports in Turkey and we can see more professional Turkish minigolf players in international platforms and organizations.

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