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United States of America  PatPenguin

27 May 2016 at 02:10

That would be excellent. I've been leveraging the BMGA site for information about individual tournament but would love a season long wrap-up!

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New Zealand  camcouper

26 Jul 2017 at 02:41

thanks for the regular blogs Steve, its quite good being able to see and ready about minigolf around the world. we down here in New Zealand have only...

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Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 3


United States of America 26 Oct 2016 at 15:05 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 1551 | News search

Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 3 Judging by the number of articles in our inbox, the summer has been a very busy time for organizations to use miniature golf as their fundraiser of choice. This article is highlighting some of the ones that targeted support of specific human conditions and raising funds for research and support. While much of the below is summarizing the information available in the links, we think its important to bring this information together in one place since much of this is reported on by local news organizations and may not be seen by the wider minigolf community.

The first link below comes from Ohio, USA in May and combines raising money with some of the artistic qualities of minigolf that we've highlighted in other articles. It was the 27th iteration of the tournament to raise money for the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio, specifically supporting a camp where families affected by epilepsy go for education and awareness on epilepsy. The holes were designed by both sponsors and students of the Penta Career Center and typically raises over $20,000 (~17,900 EUR) for the cause.

The second link is a video recapping the 2nd Annual Putting "Fore" Patients tournament which supports blood cancer research. This tournament is slightly unique in that it's driven by a ten year-old girl whose grandfather was impacted by the cancer. In their first year they raised approximately $4,000 (~3,600 EUR) and are looking to double that amount in the current year. It's great to see not only a charity event being held but also one being spearheaded by a minigolfing youth. It sets a great example to her peers and will bring in a young crowd to the event.
The last link comes from Wisconsin, USA where students in the local chapter of DECA (an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management) were involved in running a tournament where all of the proceeds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It was another great example of youth being directly involved in charitable support through minigolf.

Do you know of events where minigolf is being used to support great charities? Let us know with an email to patsheridan@minigolfnews.com

» Levis Commons holds mini golf fund-raiser
» Local girl raises funds for cancer research
» Minigolf to Support MDA Research

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Gothenburg Minitour - Final Leg

Sweden 23 Oct 2016 at 01:25 | views: 1492 | Comments: 0

The third and final part of Gothenburg mini tour on MOS took part in Grimmered, Gothenburg. The course is part of a big sports bar in Gothenburg and is also a course that belongs to Askims BGK. Gothenburg for many years had a lot of good players in the Senior ...
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Reeves Wins USPMGA Masters in Overwhelming Fashion

Reeves Wins USPMGA Masters in Overwhelming Fashion

United States of America 20 Oct 2016 at 14:34 | views: 3419 | Comments: 1

Dominating is not a word you hear often when talking about winners of the major USPMGA events. These tend to be nail-biters down to the final couple of rounds as the best putters in the world compete. Randy Reeves turns that on it's head this past week as he won ...
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The First African Minigolf Summit took place in Kisumu, Kenya

Kenya 18 Oct 2016 at 13:36 | views: 2019 | Comments: 0

The National Kenyan Minigolf Federation hosted the first African Minigolf Summit in Kisumu from September 16th-18th, 2016 with participants from Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The Summit was a great success with ...
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The First African Minigolf Summit took place in Kisumu, Kenya

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Junior Minigolf Masters in Prague - A Huge Event!

Czech Republic 16 Oct 2016 at 14:38 | views: 1749 | Comments: 0

Let the Putting Begin! In an attempt to bring students to the sport of minigolf, the Minigolf Butovice course in Prague is working on organizing the largest minigolf tournament ever. Starting the first week of October and running until January 2017, students ...
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