Sunday, September 17, 2023

Miniature Golf did you knows...?

Did you know these things about miniature golf?

  • The world's first miniature golf course was set-up at St Andrews, Scotland in 1867.
  • James Barber opened the first minigolf course in the USA in 1916. The 'Lilliputian' miniature golf course was called 'Thistle Dhu' and located in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
  • A Miniature Golf contest was part of the Olympic Games at the 1904 St Louis Games in the USA.
  • Crazy Golf is 97 years old in 2023. The first course opened on South Parade in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England in 1926.

The Original Crazy Golf in Skegness
At The Original Crazy Golf in Skegness in May 2015

  • 1926 also saw the first artificial miniature golf course open in the USA. Garnet Carter opened the 'Tom Thumb' miniature golf course near Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • The first National Tom Thumb Golf Championship took place on the 23rd October 1930.
  • The first Putt-Putt brand miniature golf course was set-up by Don Clayton in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA in 1954.

What are your favourite minigolf facts and stats?

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