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Minigolf with handicap


World 18 Apr 2008 at 08:33 | Published by: JJM | Views: 8766 | News search

Minigolf with handicap Minigolf is a game that is easily accessible for all kinds of people, including those who have physical disabilities. Or is it? Let us meet some real people, and find out...

Van Johnson, once an active athlete in the team of his high school in USA, broke his neck in a tackle when playing American football. He has never walked since.

After the accident Van turned to less dangerous sports, including miniature golf. He designed a » special putter that can be used in wheelchair with one hand only, and with minimal force. Enough to play flat minigolf courses, which do not have very high hills.

Many American minigolf courses, such as » Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf in Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) are designed as wheelchair accessible, and also provide » putters designed for wheelchair users.

A middle-aged man with » quadriplegic CP sits at coffee table in Turku, Finland, and goes twenty years back in time in his memories...

“There used to be an eternite minigolf course in city center, near the river”, the man recounts. “I enjoyed playing there, it was my favourite minigolf course, because they were shorter than other minigolf courses. It was easier for me to play.”

“But I always played 17 holes only. Hole number 18 was a big jump slide, with a net where the ball would fly in the air. I never played that one. I don’t have so much force as would be needed to make the ball fly to the net.”

“A round of golf has 18 holes, but my round of minigolf... it had only 17 holes. At least I got a better score, with one hole less to play.”

Blind from birth, Niko has never seen a minigolf course in his life. But he plays better than most people who have eyes to see the world. Not even the most hazardous felt lanes, such as Midhill or Open Hill (Örkelljunga) are a big problem for him.

Using a self-made » special device on the shaft of his putter, he can feel with his hands the exact position of the club-head. Other persons in the same playing group describe how the lane looks like, and sometimes he studies the shape of a hill with his hands, when visiting a new minigolf course.

He may not have the looks, but he’s got the touch.


» USGA golf rules adapted for wheelchair users
» Paragolfer wheelchair designed for golf
» German golf federation for disabled persons
» Swedish association for deaf minigolfers



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Ladies’ Leipzig scores cancelled

Germany 11 Apr 2008 at 08:26 | views: 4964 | Comments: 0

German Minigolf Federation has cancelled the scores of the first weekend of women’s Bundesliga, which was played at the felt course of Leipzig on 6 April. The referee and players agreed to quit the competition after two rounds, due to bad weather and a ...
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Mainz takes lead in D-Bundesliga

Mainz takes lead in D-Bundesliga

Germany 06 Apr 2008 at 21:23 | views: 4738 | Comments: 0

MGC Mainz took the first place both in men’s and women’s teams, when German Bundesliga of season 2008 started at the felt course of Clara Zetkin Park in Leipzig. Men’s champion of the last nine years in a row, BGS ...
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A typical day at Munktell Arena

Sweden 06 Apr 2008 at 17:15 | views: 6363 | Comments: 0

Nothing new under the roof of Munktell Arena, Eskilstuna. Anders Olsson beats the second best player by 3.56 points per round. (C-J Ryner did not participate in the competition.) Nine rounds with average score 27.11 is not the best possible game for Olsson ...
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Electronic scorekeeping info

Electronic scorekeeping info

Europe 03 Apr 2008 at 10:09 | views: 5555 | Comments: 1

At Nations Cup and European Championships 2008, players record their scores with wireless electronic devices, instead of the traditional pen and paper scorecard. The system is easy to use... here are some instructions. The square-shaped Navigation Button ...
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