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Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 4


United States of America 04 May 2017 at 13:44 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 5921 | News search

Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 4
Example Charity Set-Up Unrelated to Article  (Photo by The Putting Penguin)

It's been a few months since we visited our series on how miniature golf is being used around the world as a tool to help raise funds for causes and community organizations. You can visit Part 3 of our series to take a look at our last installment. The winter months (in the US) saw no shortage of these events and as we roll into the more traditional minigolf season for the Northern hemisphere there's plenty of events on the schedule.

We'll first take a quick look back to November in the US where we have a combination charity/educational event held by the
University of Minnesota-Duluth's American Society of Civil Engineers. While the video accompanying the article doesn't feature minigolf (but instead talks about the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald of folk-song fame), the article does feature the partnership of local students and engineering firms to create a 5-hole course and raise funds for student trips. Along with artists it's hard to argue there's a better group of people to design some miniature golf holes than engineers.

Moving into the heart of a Midwest US winter, we have the Skywalk Golf Classic. You can see both a short
video discussing the event as well as a gallery of pictures. This was the 32nd iteration of the event and the most recent 5 years have supported the First Tee programs which is an "international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people", which is something that is close to our hearts as we look to expand our sport to youth as well. The pictures show some unique golfing using a hockey stick (not a first for us) and some wonderful outfits.

At a more pleasant-weather winter US location, Arizona came out for the
Lauren Terry Memorial Miniature Golf Tournament, which raised funds for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. This event was held on a more "traditional" miniature golf course and drew crowds looking for fun and a great cause.

Finally, we look forward to an event coming up in a few weeks in the American South. The
7th Annual Peanut Butter Cup Mini-Golf Tournamentt is being held May 19th in Louisiana and it combines a variety of great things - a minigolf tournament, raising funds for charity and celebrating "Halfoween" (half way to Halloween). The winning team gets a peanut better cup filled trophy (in the running for the best trophy in sports) and there will be "living" obstacles on the course (a dream many of us wish we could fulfill during a tournament). The 10-31 Consortium will be the beneficiary of the funds and their goal is to not only preserve Halloween traditions and folklore but to support safe Trick or Treating and local community organizations.

Once again you can see that minigolf hits a variety of interests - engineering, cancer funds, youth golf programs, Halloween - and continues to expand it's reach to all aspects of our society. If you know about miniature golf being used to help support a community event, let us know at patsheridan@minigolfnews.com



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Where There Is A Will

United Kingdom 27 Apr 2017 at 15:29 | views: 7238 | Comments: 0

In the latest of a series of interviews with characters from the world of minigolf, we caught up with teenager, Britain’s Will Donnelly, who has set up a society for fellow students at university as an introduction to the sport. MinigolfNews (MGN): Hi Will ...
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First Event in the Gothenburg Mini MOS Tour

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Sweden 24 Apr 2017 at 15:12 | views: 6432 | Comments: 0

On the 17th of April the first event in Gothenburg mini MOS tour took place. The weather in Gothenburg this week was quite cold and if you wanted to train early Friday morning it was just about zero degrees Celsius (32F). Saturday and Sunday morning was about 5-6 ...
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They're Just Like Us - Minigolf Edition (Part 1)

United States of America 22 Apr 2017 at 14:37 | views: 5584 | Comments: 0

With social media these days sometimes it feels like we know too much about our favorite celebrities. However, we can't complain when it comes to them embracing the game of miniature golf when they have some time away from their chosen profession. They don't ...
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Scott Lancley wins the Great Northern Minigolf Open in Wigan.

Scott Lancley wins the Great Northern Minigolf Open in Wigan.

United Kingdom 17 Apr 2017 at 14:02 | views: 6585 | Comments: 0

Margate's Scott Lancley won the Great Northern Minigolf Open played at Wigan's Haigh Woodland Park on Saturday 8th April. Played over two rounds on the park's two 18-hole courses, Lancley won with a 36 hole score of 87. Stockport's Richard Gottfried was runner-up ...
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