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Nosara’s First Mini-Golf Competition Created by a Ten Year Old Boy

By Adam Dietrich

Sunday May 14, over 50 Nosareños witnessed the town’s first ever mini-golf tournament, thanks to the effort of one very talented ten-year old. And like many ten-year olds, he doesn’t mince words.

“I like trophies,” said Mael Von der Weid and said this was the main reason he wanted to have a mini-golf tournament.  Trophies and mini-golf are two of Mael’s passions, said his dad Thierry, “Everywhere we go we play mini-golf,” Thierry said.

The competition took place at the Jungle Mini-golf course behind Café de Paris in Guiones beach. One of the unique characteristics of the course, besides its jungle location, is that this little boy designed the nine-hole course.

Not only did he design the course but his paintings financed its construction. Mael has been painting since he was four and his abstract paintings have made him a local celebrity. His parents even opened a gallery in town, called Galleria Mael and many of his paintings are hanging in faraway places like New York or are in the hands of a famous tantra guru named Margot Anand.

Thierry said he was impressed with the large number of participants, with the turn out being double what he he expected. There were three categories, divided by age groups. The biggest category was the 14-plus category where many of the parents of the young participants played.

Thierry said they are planning to double the size of the course, and hope to host another tournament next year with 18 holes.

 
   
 

 

More Community News

Delay in Santo Domingo Roadwork Frustrates Neighbors

Although the steep and rocky road from Matapalo of Samara up to Santo Domingo was finally leveled and compacted in late April, more is needed, and neighbors are wondering when promised funds will actually get spent on the road by the municipal government.

Nosara Security Association to Make Changes

The Nosara Security Association (NSA) met on Thursday May 24 to elect a new board and make plans for the future. However, low attendance meant the NSA had to put plans for a new board on hold while they scramble to find proxy voters. 

Low Season, Slow Season

Clean, precise, clear blue waves give rise to storm tossed seas. A handful of surfers take on the messy whitewater, fiercely duckdiving under the swell. When the moon is full, the tide tumbles up and generously pours over the edge of the beach onto the land. It’s clearly low season, better known as green season, here along the central Guanacaste coast.

Serapio López School Shines Like New

On Saturday, May 5th, students, teachers, parents, members of the community and volunteers from the United States gave a new look to Serapio Lopez Fajardo School in Nosara. 

Bidding Underway for Work On Nosara River

On Wednesday, April 18th, representatives of 16 companies inspected sites along the Nosara River deemed most critical in their preparation of bids for flood prevention work proposed for these areas. The inspections raised hopes that this time some work might actually get done to lessen the problems caused by the river with the annual rains.

CREAR Begins Reading Time in Samara's Library

CREAR has created a new program to draw more people to Samara's public library: Reading Time. Reading Time for children ages 2 to 8 is being offered Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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