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Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 2


Minigolfnews 19 Jul 2016 at 16:10 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 4713 | News search

Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 2
One Love Charity Event 2011  (Photo by The Putting Penguin)

One of the reasons miniature golf is so popular is that it can be played by almost anyone. Many charities have realized this appeal and have turned to miniature golf events, versus more traditional "big" golf outings to help raise funds. These events usually are split into two categories - those held on minigolf courses and those held on custom courses. Today we'll take a short look at the former of the two.

The first event we're highlighting is Putting for Patriots an annual event held at the popular Pirate's Cove miniature golf chain in the US. The tenth version of this event wrapped up on Memorial Day in the US (the last Monday of May - an official holiday to remember those military servicemen and servicewomen who have fallen) and over those ten years they have raised more than $300 thousand (~264 thousand EUR). The proceeds benefit several charities that support military veterans.

While the Putting for Patriots program is a national event, smaller charities can also get in on the action. Our second link looks at a smaller event held in April in the US. The total raised here was just over $1,400 (~1,200 EUR) but it all went to a good cause, supporting a local child advocacy network. This event went beyond more than just the money raise though. As the article highlights, they had golfers ranging in age from 2 to 79, emphasizing the wide appeal of minigolf. It also discussed the generosity of many as 57 children were able to play the event for free because of donations.

Do you know of any charity minigolf events in your country? Send the information to patsheridan@minigolfnews.com so we can showcase them in a future article!

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2016 Russia Minigolf Championship

Russian Federation 17 Jul 2016 at 14:30 | views: 5872 | Comments: 0

The 2016 Russia Minigolf Championship took place in Samara for the 2nd time in row on the 18-hole miniature golf course on 3rd-10th of July. 31 men, 13 women and 7 teams competed for 2 days in the main Russia minigolf event of 2016. The host club was ...
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Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 1

Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 1

United States of America 14 Jul 2016 at 13:49 | views: 5212 | Comments: 0

As we've shown recently, miniature golf can be many things - art, architecture, compliments to food - but one thing it is at it's core is educational. Kids might be on their summer break right now but they don't need to stop learning. The sport of minigolf is a ...
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A perfect 18. It's the minigolfer's dream regardless of the style you play. To shoot one is an accomplishment on par with (and probably more difficult than) a 300 game in bowling but to be able to do it in competition is a rare thing. In Putt Putt competition ...
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Aki sillman is the best Finnish player on miniature!

Finland 05 Jul 2016 at 15:17 | views: 5367 | Comments: 0

Finnish championships on miniature took place in Lahti June 18 and 19. Weather has been the story of so many minigolf events in 2016 and this tournament was no different, with 2 rounds being cut due to weather, dropping the championships from the traditional 9 ...
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