Celebrate National Miniature Golf Day on May 8.
Mini Golf is a popular sport in lots of countries, and National Miniature Golf Day was created to celebrate just that. Read on to know more!
When is National Miniature Golf Day?
National Miniature Golf Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May every year.
As popular as it is, few people know the sport entirely, and these FAQs are meant to help with just that.
What is the average size of a mini-golf course?
Miniature golf courses extend to around 20,000 sq. ft. on average but can be as little as 2,500 sq. ft.
How many holes are there in a mini-golf course?
Like traditional golf, mini-golf courses have 18 holes with just shorter lengths between and flatter surfaces.
Who invented miniature golf?
Although Taylor Brothers formed the first mini-golf course in the US and shipped it overseas for the US Military, this was made popular by Don Clayton, who created the Putt-Putt brand for this very purpose.
Why is miniature golf often called putt-putt?
Miniature golf is often referred to as putt-putt because the only club used is a putter and the only shot allowed is putt-putt.
How do I celebrate National Miniature Golf Day?
Out of the numerous ways, a particular famous way to commemorate this day is by donating to various organizations promoting mini golf. You can also get your friends to begin playing the sport or post some of the quotes or jokes mentioned later on your social media accounts.
During the Great Depression, courses became too expensive, and objects like old tires, pipes, rain gutters, and pipes were used for these, resulting in the formation of the “Zany” mini-golf.
Miniature golf is an international sport featuring over 40,000 registered players from over 30 countries.
Miniature golf has several nicknames, mini-golf, putt-putt, shortie, midget golf, mini-putt, goofy golf, and crazy golf.
The oldest mini-golf course is in the city of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Miniature golf gained such popularity in the US that, by the end of the 1920s, there were over 15 golf courses in just New York, most of which were on top of buildings. However, a lot of these closed during the Great Depression.
Because they experienced short days, Scandinavian countries like Finland originated glow-in-the-dark miniature golf courses and enjoyed the game outdoors.
The World Minigolf Federation recognizes four different types of miniature golf tournaments, Miniature Golf, Mini Golf Open Standards, and Concrete Golf.
Check out Tips to Beat Your Friends in Mini Golf.
Miniature Golf Jokes
Which actress do you bring for a round of miniature golf?
Why do golfers hate cake?
Because they might get a slice.
How many golfers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Golfer to caddie: Why do you keep looking at your watch?
Caddie: It’s not a watch, sir – it’s a compass.
Did you hear that Subway is opening a mini-golf course at some of their restaurants?
It was sub-par.
Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white, sold by the dozen, and a week later, you have to buy some more.
They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.
A guy on vacation finishes his round, goes into the clubhouse. The head pro says, “Did you have a good time out there?” The man replied, “Fabulous, thank you.” “You’re welcome,” said the pro. “How did you find the greens?” The man replied, “Easy. I just walked to the end of the fairways, and there they were.”
When I die, bury me on the mini-golf course so my husband will visit.
Quotes For Golf
If you can’t score low on the windmill hole, maybe mini golf isn’t your game.
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for than getting paid for doing what you love?
To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.
P. G. Wodehouse
The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman and win.
If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
I have always had a drive that pushed me to try for perfection, and golf is a game where perfection stays just out of reach.
Achievements on the golf course are not what matters; decency and honesty are what matter.
Golf is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.
The worst day of mini-golf beats the best day of work.
Golf is a lot like life. It will test your patience. It will dazzle and baffle you with highs and lows, successes and frustrations.
Most people play a fair game of golf; if you watch them.
Any time is miniature golf time.
Just golfin’ around.
Miniature golf suits me to a tee.
Mini-golf players have no drive.
Nice shot! I love miniature golf.
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