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

09 Sep 2021 at 03:16

Congrats, Joey! Great playing.

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United States of America  PatPenguin | 60 views | 0 comments

28 Oct 2021 at 12:53

Semi-Mastering the Master's


United States of America  PatPenguin | 179 views | 0 comments

06 Oct 2021 at 13:03

Getting the Goat


United States of America  PatPenguin | 257 views | 0 comments

30 Sep 2021 at 14:57

Into the Woods Again


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 »

Shh...Library Minigolf - Part 3


United States of America 05 Nov 2017 at 15:46 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 6505 | News search

Shh...Library Minigolf - Part 3
Ellington, CT Library Golf  (Photo by Pat Sheridan)

In Part 2 of this series, we continued our look at how miniature golf has been positively impacting people's relationship with their local libraries and helping to raise funds to keep them in order. In this part we continue to highlight some of the great events that have been held around the United States.

First we have two articles about a minigolf event held at Clark Public Library in New Jersey. The
first article has some great pictures of the event while the second article lists all of the groups that either supported the event through playing or built holes. While neither article specifically mentions how much was raised for the library we can assume it was a decent amount given 100 golfers played the course. What's impressive about this event is the large cross section of people who were involved from physics classes to sports teams to a Girl Scout troop. It shows how miniature golf can be a great way to bring people together!

Next up we have the first library event that we've seen outside of the United States. The
Caddystacks 2 event was held at Halton Hills Public Library in Acton, Ontario, Canada earlier this year. The event raised over $3,000 for the library and will help them fund a reading deck for the warmer months. They already have the next iteration of the event planned for April 7, 2018.

Our next article doesn't have a lot of details about money raised but it does have some great pictures of the event. This one was held at
Oak Bluffs library on Martha's Vineyard, a popular vacation spot off the coast of Massachusetts. This event did feature a 3D printer which allowed all participants to get a custom printed tee for playing.

Finally, our editor played some library minigolf this past Spring as well. The Hall Memorial Library in Ellington, CT held it's miniature golf event in April and The Putting Penguin played and provided
its review. It was a 21 hole course with an enormous par (91!) but it did reflect that the course used almost every square inch of a large and multi-story library. You can also read the article that lead up to the event which provides more information on the large amount of sponsors who helped made it a great event for the library.

As winter is rolling into the United States we are seeing a lot of articles mentioning upcoming library miniature golf events so we'll surely be posting more about this great combinations of sport, leisure and education as the months tick by. If you know of any events or are involved in any of these events please share them with our editor at patsheridan@minigolfnews.com.



SHARE

Share


Comments

No comments yet.

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


European Seniors Champion Markus Janssen.

Germany 25 Oct 2017 at 20:45 | views: 7538 | Comments: 0

In what has been a busy summer, reporter Steve Lovell finally got to speak to World Senior number one Markus Janssen. The Seniors European Championship was held in Cheb, Czech Republic on August 2-5, 2017. SL: Tell us a bit about you. MJ: My name is ...
Read more »

European Seniors Champion Markus Janssen.

World Champion Melanie Hammerschmidt

World Champion Melanie Hammerschmidt

Germany 20 Oct 2017 at 10:08 | views: 6997 | Comments: 0

A few years ago, at the World Adventure Golf Masters in Hastings, one of my German friends, Sigrid Eilert, told me to ‘watch for Melanie, she is very good’. I took note. From that day, I have always looked out for the results of Melanie Hammerschmidt, seeing her ...
Read more »

Tony Varnadore Wins 2017 USPMGA Master’s

United States of America 16 Oct 2017 at 19:31 | views: 9349 | Comments: 1

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – On October 12 -14, the 21st edition USPMGA Minigolf Master’s was played and featured the best miniature golfers in the United States and many international stars including the World Adventure Golf Masters overall winner Gunner ...
Read more »

Tony Varnadore Wins 2017 USPMGA Master’s

Meet the new competition - Minigolf Tour 2017

Meet the new competition - Minigolf Tour 2017

Portugal 09 Oct 2017 at 14:21 | views: 5455 | Comments: 0

Editor's Note: This press release was provided by minigolf.pt. Minigolf Tour 2017, the new minigolf competition open to all with a scheduled debut for later this month. Aimed at all those who seeks new challenges, this competition aims to extend the ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 31 Oct 2021 (1 day)

British Adventure Golf Masters


 13 Nov 2021 (1 day)

National Putting Tour (NPT) Championships


 21 Nov 2021 (1 day)

Cornwall Open (Test Event)





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 16 Oct 2021

BMGA British Championships

 07 Oct 2021

USPMGA Masters

 03 Oct 2021

BMGA Club Championships

 25 Sep 2021

BMGA British Open

 20 Sep 2021

PPA National Championship Week

 18 Sep 2021

Matterhorn International Pro Am

 10 Sep 2021

World Crazy Golf Championships




LATEST NEWS

United States of America 14 Oct 2021 at 14:14 | PatPenguin
Olivia Sahmel Wins Her Third Green Jacket

United States of America 24 Sep 2021 at 16:36 | PatPenguin
Sheridan Hangs on to Win at Matterhorn

United States of America 15 Sep 2021 at 12:23 | PatPenguin
Seymour Three-Peats in Maine

United States of America 31 Aug 2021 at 06:17 | PatPenguin
Past National Champion wins TN Pro Mini Golf Open

United States of America 30 Aug 2021 at 13:11 | PatPenguin
Justin Seymour wins 40th Farmington Miniature Golf Tournament

United States of America 22 Aug 2021 at 13:06 | PatPenguin
Larry McLaughlin wins O-Street $1,000 Tournament

United States of America 09 Aug 2021 at 13:15 | PatPenguin
Seymour Wins 7th Edition of Maine Mini Golf Open

United States of America 08 Aug 2021 at 14:15 | PatPenguin
Tabers Summer League Concludes

Austria 26 Jul 2021 at 13:21 | PatPenguin
Austrian National Championships

Italy 29 Jun 2021 at 13:06 | PatPenguin
Italian Federation Celebrates Peace and Sport

Minigolfnews 14 Jun 2021 at 14:15 | PatPenguin
Minigolf and Bettering the Community – Part 9