National Miniature Golf Day
National Miniature Golf Day is observed next on Saturday, May 11th, 2024 (156 days from today).
Be similar to the sport of golf, Miniature Golf is a miniature version of the game. While still played with a series of 9 or 18 holes, miniature golf courses are shorter, often themed, and feature many obstacles that add to the difficulty of the game.
There is also no need to call "FOUR" as only putters are used in this version. The distance is too short (usually about 10 yards) to use any other club in golf. Most yards are made of concrete or artificial grass, so don't worry about replacing any of the markers! The game is also known as mini golf, mid-range, putt golf, and peewee golf.
Some of the more challenging miniature golf courses feature waterfalls, caves and castles with drawbridges as part of the obstacle course.
History of National Miniature Golf Day
There is no specific information on how it was born or who initiated it and for what purpose. But we do have some information about the history of miniature golf. It was first appeared or founded by the Ladies' Putting club in Scotland. The Victorian era in Scotland did not allow women to raise the golf club overhead, which is why the game was established to replace the original golf game in 1867. The game was well known in the Europe continent until the 19th century. The century after that it was introduced to the US and is now extremely popular.
Why celebrate National Miniature Golf Day?
Miniature Golf is, as you might guess from the name, a miniature of the actual golf course. The game was born when female players wanted to play the game in the male-dominated Victorian era in Scotland. While the history of how the game came to be is interesting and dates back to the 19th century, there is no denying the fact that it is one of the most loved pastimes in the United States and is played by people all over the world.
The game was originally for women only but now the game is played by both boys and girls and also children. Despite its rich history, the game is quite enjoyable and offers the same benefits as actual golf, which is probably why you definitely need a day to celebrate this exciting sport. National Miniature Golf Day is a day to celebrate this exciting and innovative sport that is accessible to all and also affordable for everyone.
Interesting truths about National Miniature Golf Day
- The first golf balls used in the game were made of wood from boxes and oak trees.
- While golf can be thought of as a slow game and without much exercise, you will be surprised to know that you can actually burn a lot of calories playing golf.
- The first miniature golf course in America was established in North Carolina in 1916 by James Barber and it became known as Thistle Dhu.
- Miniature golf includes actual golf-like games like 9 or 18 holes but with different and shorter themes. In addition, it is very difficult to make the game interesting at all levels.
- There is also a miniature golf day held worldwide on September 21 every year.
- Only putts are used on small golf courses because the distances are too short to use any other club.
- The game of golf, which is not only a miniature game, but also the actual game of golf, has been banned many times by the Scottish government because it believes it distracts people from training in the army.
- Some miniature golf courses have castles, caves, drawbridges, waterfalls, and more to make the game more interesting.
- This game is also known as peewee golf, putt-putt, midget golf, mini-golf, etc.
How to celebrate National Miniature Golf Day
There are many interesting ways to celebrate National Miniature Golf Day. If you are still nervous about which is the suitable options to have a great day? Please refer some amazing ways as below:
- The best way is obviously to enjoy a game of miniature golf yourself. And you can make it even more fun by playing golf with friends and family on the local miniature golf course.
- If you can visit the historic Florida golf trail includes six miniature golf courses, which have a history of more than half a century.
- Let your imagination run wild and use your backyard to create your very own miniature golf course with props from your home like a swimming pool, slides, and more. You will really enjoy creating it and will definitely play it.
Choose any method you want and do share your views and how you celebrated National Miniature Golf Day on social media with the hashtag #NationalMiniatureGolfDay.
ObservedNational Miniature Golf Day has been observed the second Saturday in May.
Saturday, May 14th, 2022
Saturday, May 13th, 2023
Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Saturday, May 10th, 2025
Saturday, May 9th, 2026