E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Argentina  INESfun

22 Feb 2020 at 13:37

There are about 300 recesses on one golf ball, and thanks to them, the ball flies three times farther than a smooth one. ... Balls of the same size...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

Algeria  janeman

10 Aug 2020 at 00:10

she looks pretty

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United States of America  PatPenguin | 234 views | 0 comments

04 Aug 2020 at 14:11

Guest Post - Farmington Glow....


United Kingdom  Squire | 284 views | 1 comments

15 Jul 2020 at 16:10

The Crazy Golf Museum is ten....


United Kingdom  Sheila | 469 views | 0 comments

08 Jun 2020 at 22:53

Three Question Series number....


All blogs »



POLL

How do you think COVID-19 will impact international minigolf tournaments in 2021?


- No Impact - All Happen as Scheduled

- Minor Impact - A Couple Change Dates

- Major Impact - Several Get Canceled


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 0 votes, since 19 Jun 2020.

Recent polls »

Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 2


United States of America 19 Sep 2016 at 13:53 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 4746 | News search

Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 2
Not a Minigolf Robot (Yet)  (Photo by Flickr User: Sids1)

For many countries it's back to school time so we thought it appropriate to revisit some of the educational concepts where miniature golf is being used.

The first link below is less about miniature golf being used as the star of the lesson and more the lesson being applied to miniature golf. Children participated in a two week robotics program where the goal was to design robots that could play miniature golf. "I've never thought of minigolfing with a robot" was the sentiment from one of the kids and the "victory dance" the robot does after a "hole-in-one" rivals some of the best celebrations by miniature golf pros. As if robotics wasn't cool enough, asking kids to apply it to something else they love, minigolf, makes sure to get them excited for the lessons. Fortunately, as cool as the robots were it looks like we're still far away from Skynet building "Ace-a-nators" and winning all our tournaments.

Things can also get serious when looking at educational concepts. Students at Salem State University used miniature golf as a conduit for political discourse. Each hole designed focused on a current events issue with some of them being rather hot topics in the United States. Besides being a catalyst for the individual student designing the hole to think about a topic in a specific way, it gives people playing the course a change to mull over what that topic means to them and potentially see a different view point through a minigolf obstacle. A great quote in the article comes from Deborah Greel, the [Salem's] public art planner, who hopes "that mini-golf can foster healthy conversation at a time when the political climate lacks it."

It's great to think that in a time where people seemingly have a hard time coming to terms on political discourse, that the sport of miniature golf can help bridge that gap. It's not something that any other "recreational" activity gets to boast.

Do you know of more places where miniature golf is being used to open the minds of children and adults? Send an email to patsheridan@minigolfnews.com Image Source (used by license permission): https://www.flickr.com/photos/sids1/6199

» Hole in one: Robots that can mini-golf
» A Healthy Does of Politics and Mini Golf
» Image

SHARE

Share



Comments

No comments yet.

Add comment
To add comments, you need to log in.


First African Minigolf Summit - Sept 16-18 in Kisumu (Kenya)

Kenya 15 Sep 2016 at 05:43 | views: 4963 | Comments: 0

The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) and the African Minigolf Sport Federation (AMSF) have organized the first in minigolf history African Minigolf Summit. Representatives from at least 8 countries (Botswana, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria ...
Read more »

First African Minigolf Summit - Sept 16-18 in Kisumu (Kenya)

First Time Winner of Maine State Dolphin Open

First Time Winner of Maine State Dolphin Open

United States of America 13 Sep 2016 at 21:17 | views: 4564 | Comments: 0

The weekend after Labor Day in Boothbay, Maine is no stranger to the sounds of putting at Dolphin Mini Golf, the home of the Maine State Dolphin Open. This year marked the 23rd running of the event, with a slight change in format from years past. Where previous ...
Read more »

Smith Captures Midlands Invitational Title

United Kingdom 06 Sep 2016 at 13:34 | views: 4754 | Comments: 0

Ten hardy minigolfers, including two debutants, took to the felt in Nottingham at the Lost City Adventure Golf complex for the annual running of the Midlands Invitational Tournament, the third of the Midlands club events after The Open and The Masters. Lost City ...
Read more »

Smith Captures Midlands Invitational Title

Miniature Golf as Art - Part 2

Miniature Golf as Art - Part 2

United States of America 02 Sep 2016 at 14:10 | views: 4504 | Comments: 0

It seems these days the art world is a buzz with miniature golf. Our first article on the subject focused on attempt to install a course in Trafalgar Square (unfortunately the Kickstarter did not get funded). However, there a lots of less ambitious projects ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 15 Aug 2020 (1 day)

Ron Killiam Memorial


 16 Aug 2020 (1 day)

Ray Browning Memorial


 19 Aug 2020 (4 days)

Open European Championships


 29 Aug 2020 (1 day)

Tennessee Pro Mini Golf Open


 30 Aug 2020 (1 day)

Great Lakes Tour Championship


 19 Sep 2020 (2 days)

Finnish Adventure Golf Masters


 25 Sep 2020 (3 days)

Open African Championships





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 08 Aug 2020

Austrian Youth-Cup 2020

 28 Jun 2020

BMGA English Open 2020

 31 May 2020

NY State Championship

 30 May 2020

U23 Nations Cup 2020 - CANCELED

 30 May 2020

Seniors Nations Cup

 29 May 2020

USPMGA U.S. Open - CANCELED

 24 May 2020

BMGA Doubles Matchplay Championship - CANCELED




LATEST NEWS

Sweden 07 Aug 2020 at 13:27 | PatPenguin
Swedish Youth Championship 2020

United States of America 30 Jul 2020 at 13:56 | PatPenguin
Matt Finley Successfully Defends Putters Championship Title

United States of America 05 Jul 2020 at 14:13 | PatPenguin
Mossy Creek Summer Swing Tournament Held

United States of America 29 Jun 2020 at 13:19 | PatPenguin
Red Putter Mini Golf announces NON-Tournament

World 21 Jun 2020 at 14:07 | PatPenguin
Post (?)-COVID 19 Putting World

Minigolfnews 04 May 2020 at 13:43 | PatPenguin
Lights! Camera! Minigolf! (Part 3 - Buddy vs Duff 2)

WMF 27 Apr 2020 at 13:22 | PatPenguin
WMF International Tournaments Canceled for 2020

Minigolfnews 06 Apr 2020 at 12:22 | PatPenguin
Lights! Camera! Minigolf! (Part 2 - Scooby Doo)

Austria 02 Apr 2020 at 13:45 | PatPenguin
World Adventure Golf Masters 2020 Canceled

World 18 Mar 2020 at 12:53 | PatPenguin
Lights! Camera! Minigolf! (Part 1 - The Simpsons)

United States of America 16 Mar 2020 at 14:19 | PatPenguin
Shhh...Library Minigolf Part 6