NATIONAL MINIATURE GOLF DAY
Annually the second Saturday in May recognizes National Miniature Golf Day. This day is separate from Miniature Golf Day, which is celebrated worldwide on September 21.
Similar to the sport of golf, but as the name suggests it is a miniature version of the game. While still played with a series of 9 or 18 holes, miniature golf courses are shorter, usually themed and have a variety of obstacles which add to the difficulty of the game.
There isn’t any need to call “FOUR” since only putters are used in this version. The distances are too short (usually about 10 yards) to use any of the other clubs in golf. The courses are made mostly of concrete or artificial turf so there are no divots to replace, either! The game is also known mini-golf, midget golf, putt putt and peewee golf.
Some of the more challenging miniature golf courses have waterfalls, caverns and castles with drawbridges as part of their obstacle course.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Meet your friends at your local miniature golf course and have a fun-filled day! Share your photos using #NationalMiniGolfDay.
The Illustrated London News had mention of the earliest documented minigolf course in its June 8, 1912, edition. The first standardized minigolf courses to enter into commercial mass-production were the Thistle Dhu course in 1916 in Pinehurst, North Carolina and the Tom Thumb patent of Garnet Carter from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee in 1927.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Miniature Golf Day.
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