E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Argentina  INESfun

22 Feb 2020 at 13:37

There are about 300 recesses on one golf ball, and thanks to them, the ball flies three times farther than a smooth one. ... Balls of the same size...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Smitty

20 Oct 2020 at 14:46

Congrats to Rainey and Olivia. Great representation of Texas!

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United Kingdom  Sheila | 240 views | 0 comments

01 Nov 2020 at 19:34

The End Of The Pier Show -....


United States of America  PatPenguin | 252 views | 0 comments

25 Oct 2020 at 13:06

Crack Kills? – Part 2


United States of America  PatPenguin | 424 views | 0 comments

19 Oct 2020 at 17:28

Guest Post - Starting From....


All blogs »



POLL

How do you think COVID-19 will impact international minigolf tournaments in 2021?


- No Impact - All Happen as Scheduled

- Minor Impact - A Couple Change Dates

- Major Impact - Several Get Canceled


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 3 votes, since 19 Jun 2020.

Recent polls »

Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 2


United States of America 19 Sep 2016 at 13:53 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 4966 | News search

Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 2
Not a Minigolf Robot (Yet)  (Photo by Flickr User: Sids1)

For many countries it's back to school time so we thought it appropriate to revisit some of the educational concepts where miniature golf is being used.

The first link below is less about miniature golf being used as the star of the lesson and more the lesson being applied to miniature golf. Children participated in a two week robotics program where the goal was to design robots that could play miniature golf. "I've never thought of minigolfing with a robot" was the sentiment from one of the kids and the "victory dance" the robot does after a "hole-in-one" rivals some of the best celebrations by miniature golf pros. As if robotics wasn't cool enough, asking kids to apply it to something else they love, minigolf, makes sure to get them excited for the lessons. Fortunately, as cool as the robots were it looks like we're still far away from Skynet building "Ace-a-nators" and winning all our tournaments.

Things can also get serious when looking at educational concepts. Students at Salem State University used miniature golf as a conduit for political discourse. Each hole designed focused on a current events issue with some of them being rather hot topics in the United States. Besides being a catalyst for the individual student designing the hole to think about a topic in a specific way, it gives people playing the course a change to mull over what that topic means to them and potentially see a different view point through a minigolf obstacle. A great quote in the article comes from Deborah Greel, the [Salem's] public art planner, who hopes "that mini-golf can foster healthy conversation at a time when the political climate lacks it."

It's great to think that in a time where people seemingly have a hard time coming to terms on political discourse, that the sport of miniature golf can help bridge that gap. It's not something that any other "recreational" activity gets to boast.

Do you know of more places where miniature golf is being used to open the minds of children and adults? Send an email to patsheridan@minigolfnews.com Image Source (used by license permission): https://www.flickr.com/photos/sids1/6199

» Hole in one: Robots that can mini-golf
» A Healthy Does of Politics and Mini Golf
» Image

SHARE

Share



Comments

No comments yet.

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


First African Minigolf Summit - Sept 16-18 in Kisumu (Kenya)

Kenya 15 Sep 2016 at 05:43 | views: 5190 | Comments: 0

The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) and the African Minigolf Sport Federation (AMSF) have organized the first in minigolf history African Minigolf Summit. Representatives from at least 8 countries (Botswana, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria ...
Read more »

First African Minigolf Summit - Sept 16-18 in Kisumu (Kenya)

First Time Winner of Maine State Dolphin Open

First Time Winner of Maine State Dolphin Open

United States of America 13 Sep 2016 at 21:17 | views: 4793 | Comments: 0

The weekend after Labor Day in Boothbay, Maine is no stranger to the sounds of putting at Dolphin Mini Golf, the home of the Maine State Dolphin Open. This year marked the 23rd running of the event, with a slight change in format from years past. Where previous ...
Read more »

Smith Captures Midlands Invitational Title

United Kingdom 06 Sep 2016 at 13:34 | views: 4972 | Comments: 0

Ten hardy minigolfers, including two debutants, took to the felt in Nottingham at the Lost City Adventure Golf complex for the annual running of the Midlands Invitational Tournament, the third of the Midlands club events after The Open and The Masters. Lost City ...
Read more »

Smith Captures Midlands Invitational Title

Miniature Golf as Art - Part 2

Miniature Golf as Art - Part 2

United States of America 02 Sep 2016 at 14:10 | views: 4739 | Comments: 0

It seems these days the art world is a buzz with miniature golf. Our first article on the subject focused on attempt to install a course in Trafalgar Square (unfortunately the Kickstarter did not get funded). However, there a lots of less ambitious projects ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 31 Dec 2020 (1 day)

BMGA Club Championship- POSTPONED


 05 Jun 2021 (2 days)

PPA Invitational


 20 Sep 2021 (5 days)

PPA National Championship Week





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 07 Nov 2020

2020 Ship Golf Miniature Golf Course Championship

 17 Oct 2020

Bristish Championships

 11 Oct 2020

Tabers Fall Classic Mini Golf Tournament presented by 105.5

 01 Oct 2020

Minigolf European Champions League Final

 25 Sep 2020

Open African Championships

 19 Sep 2020

Finnish Adventure Golf Masters

 19 Sep 2020

4th Matterhorn International Pro-Am




LATEST NEWS

Ghana 28 Nov 2020 at 14:05 | PatPenguin
One Year Anniversary of Ghana National Wheelchair Minigolf League

Iran 29 Oct 2020 at 11:46 | PatPenguin
Iran Minigolf “National Week of Physical Education and Sport"

United Kingdom 22 Oct 2020 at 12:43 | PatPenguin
Chapman’s victory at the BMGA Champs creates triple history

United States of America 18 Oct 2020 at 13:48 | PatPenguin
Statum wins 2020 USPMGA Masters

United States of America 14 Oct 2020 at 13:40 | PatPenguin
It is All Highlights at the Taber's Fall Classic

United Kingdom 05 Oct 2020 at 13:43 | PatPenguin
Michael Smith takes seventh British Open

Iran 30 Sep 2020 at 13:35 | PatPenguin
The Second Round of Mini-Golf Media Cup

United States of America 23 Sep 2020 at 13:24 | PatPenguin
Koerner Takes First Title in Tight Matterhorn Tournament

United States of America 17 Sep 2020 at 14:28 | PatPenguin
Seymour Comes Back to Defend Lee Stoddard Dolphin Open Title

United States of America 03 Sep 2020 at 13:33 | PatPenguin
Stewart and Graybeal Find Success in Tennessee

United States of America 02 Sep 2020 at 13:41 | PatPenguin
Fishing for a Win at the O-Street $1,000 Tournament