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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...

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United States of America  PatPenguin

25 Feb 2020 at 12:55

Really wish I lived closer to Putt Putt action to join the fun. Will have to make drive one of these days to get to a couple of events.

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Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 3


United States of America 19 Feb 2017 at 15:04 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 4568 | News search

Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 3
South Florida Science Center Minigolf Course  (Photo by S. FL Science Center Facebook)

In Part 2 of this series, we took a look at how both robotics and politics were teamed with minigolf to provide educational opportunities to a wide variety of people.

Our educational articles in this part of the series continue to focus on the scientific applications of miniature golf. The
first article visits New Jersey, USA and a 5th grade classroom where they constructed miniature versions of miniature golf holes. The event was held in November 2016 and was the culmination of two months of work as the children focused on the ideas of area and engineering. The construction spanned the technology spectrum from old school cardboard and shoe boxes to 3D printing of clubs.

Up next is more minigolf in gardens. In
Part 1 of this series we brought you to Hawaii and looked at their course in a botanical garden. Now we go to Florida, USA and swing by the South Florida Science Center's new course in their butterfly gardens. This course is designed by Jim Fazio and Gary Nicklaus, who's names you might recognize as sons of some pretty famous golfers. According to the Science Center's website "the Conservation Course educates guests about natural Florida habitats, specifically the Everglades, since each hole is named for animals or plants indigenous to South Florida. Players of all ages can enjoy the course and it's babbling brooks, butterfly gardens and lush green landscaping." They also expect to hold a tournament or two on the course. It looks beautiful and hope people take advantage of both the putting and the learning.

Our final link goes to up the East Coast to Philadelphia and takes a look at the new minigolf they have planned at
Bartram's Garden, a National Historic Landmark. The new course will also bring in the power of art, using artist designed 9 holes to "tell the Bartram story through playful and meaningful artistic engagement." They hope that the course provides a fun learning experience so that visitors can further explore the "history and ecology of the oldest botanical garden in North America."

As always if you are aware of miniature golf being used in an educational capacity let us know so we can feature it in an upcoming article!

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Invitation World Adventure Golf Masters 2017

Croatia (Hrvatska) 15 Feb 2017 at 13:33 | views: 5263 | Comments: 0

Article courtesy of WMF page. See original article. The invitation for the World Adventure Golf Masters 2017 is now available. The event will be held on the MOS Adventure Golf course of Zaton Holiday Resort in Zaton (Nin), Croatia on 11th and 12th of ...
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Going Down Under for Minigolf

Going Down Under for Minigolf

New Zealand 06 Feb 2017 at 14:52 | views: 6361 | Comments: 1

Editor’s Note: First I want to apologize to Australia. I can only pick one flag for an article so I went with New Zealand on this part as we’ll be doing a second part specifically on Allan so we’ll use Australia then! However, we did sneak both into the picture.
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Welcome Chromax Golf to Minigolfnews!

Minigolfnews 31 Jan 2017 at 14:45 | views: 5183 | Comments: 0

The Chromax® Golf Company has a team passionate about golf. We see how excited players are when they see the reflective colors of our golf balls and they find the colors that improve their own game. We are a small golf ball company with BIG colors. Chromax® high ...
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Welcome Chromax Golf to Minigolfnews!

Johan Ahlander Narrowly Wins Stage 3 of Western Sweden Indoor Tour

Johan Ahlander Narrowly Wins Stage 3 of Western Sweden Indoor Tour

Sweden 25 Jan 2017 at 13:22 | views: 5204 | Comments: 0

The third gathering in the indoor series took place in Borås on January 14-15. You can catch up on the second round in our article here. The event saw 61 minigolfers participating over the three classes. In a tight race, in class A, between Johan Ahlander ...
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