E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Austria  asdf2

18 Nov 2017 at 18:54

If you are interested in one of these balls send an e-mail to [...] Ältere Bälle zum Preis von € 12,50 3D 616 MR 3D WBGV GL M&G Grenzcup 2009...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Smitty

23 May 2018 at 13:55

Congrats to Rainey. Maybe the hottest putter on the planet;)

Go to latest comment »



LATEST GALLERIES   More »

Minigolfnews   42 photos |
Suggestions for Photo of the Year 2013 vote

Germany   21 photos | Bad Munder
World Championships Training

Russian Federation   27 photos | Sochi
Youth Russian Championships



LATEST BLOG POSTS

United States of America  PatPenguin | 123 views | 0 comments

17 Sep 2018 at 13:24

Time for Lobstah – Part 2


United States of America  PatPenguin | 181 views | 0 comments

15 Sep 2018 at 13:24

Time for Lobstah – Part 1


United Kingdom  Sheila | 551 views | 0 comments

05 Sep 2018 at 21:58

That's Me In The Corner - The....


All blogs »



POLL

If miniature golf was to be in the Olympics, which style of course would you like to see played?


- Miniaturegolf

- Concrete

- Swedish Felt

- MOS (Adventure Golf)

- Combination of 2 Styles

- Combination of 3 Styles

- Why not all 4?


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 14 votes, since 31 Jan 2018.

Recent polls »

Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 7


United States of America 29 Jul 2018 at 04:17 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 369 | News search

Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 7
Winners of Putt U Crazy Tournament  (Photo by Putt U)

It's been a while since we've summarized some of the amazing ways miniature golf is having a positive impact on our communities and in that time there has been an abundance of articles about events big and small around the world. We're highlight some of the ones we find most fascinating in this latest installment of our series. You can visit Part 6 of this series to take a look at the last series of events.

First up comes a major fundraiser out of Maine, USA. A lot of local charity minigolf events raise a couple thousand dollars for their cause. This event,
Putt 4 Cass, raised over $18,500 (~15.870 EUR) for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, in honor of a local volunteer who died in a tragic accident in 2014. This was the second year of the minigolf event, which had replaced a previous bowling event for the same cause. It was played at Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream & Mini Golf in Waterville. Both the format and the reason for coming out are obvious draws as over 200 people played on over 50 teams for the event.

This next event doesn't give an amount raised when it was held back in 2017, but the focus of the event was a group critical to our sport - children. In Illinois, USA, the
Crisis Nursery, an organization that aims to prevent childhood trauma, abuse and neglect, as well as protect the children who live under such circumstances, held their first minigolf charity event. While not only raising funds to look our for children, the event was also more youth focused than many charity events with age brackets for awards starting as young as 4 years old. Hopefully an event like that connects with these young putters and they see miniature golf as a positive influence on the rest of their lives.

At Putt U, the course that held the 2016 U.S. Open, they took a different approach to charitable miniature golf in July. To celebrate their 20th anniversary they held an "anything but a putter"
charity tournament. Participants could choose any instrument other than a normal golf putter to play the tournament with and the choices ranged from cricket bat to plumbing and everything in between. Winners got to select a local charity to sponsor and over $4,000 (~3,430 EUR) was awarded to charities as a result of the tournament. You can see the final results and some great pictures on the course's Facebook page.

Finally for this part, in Massachusetts, USA, charitable miniature golf was combined with an educational gain. A 7th grade class assignment called
Power of One was placed to the students, challenging them to do an activity that showed how one person can help change the world. James Ellard took this challenge and decided to run a miniature golf tournament to support Alzheimer’s research. His hard work earned his chosen charity almost $2,000 (~1,720 EUR) and he earned an even more valuable lesson in the impact of one person, all though the sport of minigolf.

Looking ahead a bit, there is an event in August in upstate New York, USA. The
Miniature Golf Smackdown event is in it's 3rd year and supports the local Tioga Arts Council. In Farmington, CT, Farmington Miniature Golf is having their 37th annual tournament in late August. While it's a competitive tournament (you'll hear more from our editor as he plays it for the 6th time this year), it's main goal is to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and UCONN Childrens Cancer Fund. In 2017, almost $1,000 (~860 EUR) was raised from the tournament, pushing the total to over $15,000 (~12,870 EUR) for the event's lifetime.

Do you have an example of miniature golf being the center of a community cause? Send it to our editor at patsheridan@minigolfnews.com



SHARE

Share



Comments

No comments yet.

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


Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

United States of America 11 Jul 2018 at 14:39 | views: 412 | Comments: 0

The Essex County Open was held on June 30th at the Essex Golf Center in Roseland, NJ. It was the first running of this tournament and twelve competitors played three rounds in 90 (F) degree (32 C) heat to crown the first winner. The course was not an easy one as ...
Read more »

Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

The Women of Team USA

The Women of Team USA

United States of America 04 Jul 2018 at 07:05 | views: 1077 | Comments: 0

Although many miniature golf tournaments have separate women’s prize divisions, one of the best parts of the sport is that the players play mixed for the overall top prizes. Despite this level of fairness, we continue to see that in minigolf tournaments, including ...
Read more »

Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School Tournament Held June 29

Chile 01 Jul 2018 at 13:20 | views: 536 | Comments: 0

On June 29th, the Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School was held in Arica, Chile at Saucache and Colegio Arica College. More than 60 players in different categories. children, youth and parents and teachers, participated in the 9-hole circuit. The ...
Read more »

Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School Tournament Held June 29

Minigolf Heating up in Canada

Minigolf Heating up in Canada

Canada 29 Jun 2018 at 17:12 | views: 1510 | Comments: 0

After the first two rounds of the Mini-Putt.net Tour held at Mini-Putt Terrebonne the previous 2 weeks, a picture pefect day was awaiting a great field of 30 players on June 16 at Mini-Putt of Trois-Rivieres for a full day of competition on the Maxi (Orange) ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 22 Sep 2018 (2 days)

Minigolffestival Bled


 22 Sep 2018 (1 day)

Matterhorn International Pro-Am


 23 Sep 2018 (1 day)

Staffelseepokalturnier (STAPO)


 23 Sep 2018 (1 day)

33. Int. Einhornpokalturnier


 23 Sep 2018 (1 day)

1. Trofeo Minigolf Oasis Torino


 28 Sep 2018 (3 days)

Catalina Mini Golf Open


 28 Sep 2018 (-362 day)

Cataline Mini Golf Open





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 16 Sep 2018

7° Trofeo Yvan Baruscotti

 15 Sep 2018

British Open

 12 Sep 2018

National Championship

 12 Sep 2018

Seniors National Championship

 11 Sep 2018

Western Open

 10 Sep 2018

National Doubles Championship

 09 Sep 2018

14. Trofeo Città di Novi Ligure




LATEST NEWS

Sweden 14 Sep 2018 at 13:49 | PatPenguin
Ricard Lockner Overall Winner At Swedish Adventure Golf Masters

United States of America 12 Sep 2018 at 20:02 | PatPenguin
Randy Rice Wins 25th Maine State Dolphin Open

Czech Republic 30 Aug 2018 at 14:37 | PatPenguin
Interview with Olivia Prokopova

United States of America 22 Aug 2018 at 14:03 | PatPenguin
37th Farmington Tournament Highlighted by New Winner

United States of America 09 Aug 2018 at 14:08 | PatPenguin
Nick Kraus Earns Red Jacket at Red Putter Tournament

Ghana 02 Aug 2018 at 03:24 | PatPenguin
Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July

United States of America 29 Jul 2018 at 04:17 | PatPenguin
Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 7

United States of America 11 Jul 2018 at 14:39 | PatPenguin
Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

United States of America 04 Jul 2018 at 07:05 | PatPenguin
The Women of Team USA

Chile 01 Jul 2018 at 13:20 | PatPenguin
Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School Tournament Held June 29

Canada 29 Jun 2018 at 17:12 | PatPenguin
Minigolf Heating up in Canada