Happy 2019! We hope you have a brilliant year of minigolf.
|Last February we had a crazy 42-hours in Sweden where we were able to visit nine courses, including our 800th overall - at Swing by Golfbaren in Stockholm|
Check out these key dates for your minigolf diary.
- Saturday 11th May - National Miniature Golf Day (this falls on the second Saturday in May).
- Saturday 21st September - Miniature Golf Day (this is always on the 21st September).
- Monday 30th September - 13 years of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
|Treasure Island Adventure Golf in Southsea - where our travels began in 2006|
- #MiniGolfMonday - every Monday of the year.
- For international minigolf competitions visit the World Minigolf Sport Federation website
- For UK minigolf tournaments visit the British Minigolf Association website.
Are you planning a minigolf event in 2019 or do you have a BIG minigolf anniversary to celebrate this year - do get in touch to let us know!
Did you know:
- Miniature Golf will be 152 years old in 2019! The world's first Grass Putting course was set-up at St Andrews, Scotland in 1867. The Himalayas is still there now and is a real pleasure to play.
- The first minigolf course in the USA opened in 1916. It was called 'Thistle Dhu' and located in Pinehurst, NC.
- A Miniature Golf contest was part of the Olympic Games at the 1904 St Louis Games.
- Crazy Golf is 93 years old in 2019. The very first course opened in 1926 on South Parade in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England.
- 1926 also saw the first artificial miniature golf course open in the USA, with the 'Tom Thumb' miniature golf course opening near Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN.
- It'll be 89 years since the first National Tom Thumb Golf Championship took place on the 23rd October 1930.
- The Minigolf course reviewers at The Putting Penguin celebrate their 18th year in 2019, while A Couple of Putts reach their seventh year.