THE crazy golf world championships get underway today as a town hosts the sport’s biggest names.

Hastings Adventure Golf in Pelham Place is set for three days of premier putting which will see players battle it out for crazy golf’s biggest prize pot.

Players from across Europe have flocked to the town as the team event tees off this evening, while the novice, junior and main events get swinging tomorrow.

London publishers Morbid Books have entered a team - and have even made branded golf balls especially for the occasion.

The Argus: The sport's top players battle it out for the titleThe sport's top players battle it out for the title

Lev Parker, owner of Morbid Books, said: “After the challenges of lockdown, when our beloved adventure golf facilities were only accessible by jumping over the fence and playing secretly, we’re excited to test our mastery over life’s many obstacles in the world championships.”

Master putter Lev has been practising with team captain Max Durrant ahead of the cup in Margate.

The duo will be joined by Brighton poet Daisy Chadwick – finishing off a team that is “playing to win”.

The Argus: Max Durrant putting the hours inMax Durrant putting the hours in

Sean Homer, founder of Kent mini golf club, said that the Hastings weekender is the “spiritual home” of sport.

“The bottom line is that if you love crazy golf and having fun on the greens, then this is without a doubt the best competition of the year,” he said.

“The team at Hastings Adventure Golf always give the players such a welcome over the weekend, and their hospitality is second to none. An absolute must-play event.”

Last year’s event took place in September, and saw Marc Chapman come in 28 shots under par to bag the £1,250 top prize.

The Argus: Master Putter: Lev ParkerMaster Putter: Lev Parker

Simon Tompkins, director of Hastings Adventure Golf, said: “We are delighted to once again be hosting the World Crazy Golf Championships. It has been a favourite of crazy golf enthusiasts since 2003 with the competition exploding to new heights in the past few years.

The Argus: 2019's Pro world championship winners in Hastings2019's Pro world championship winners in Hastings

“Each year we seem to break records in terms of the number of entrants; this year we have just shy of 250 players over the weekend.

“Although unverified, it would appear this is a record for a mini-golf event. We wish everyone the best of luck.”