Well what better way to spend the weekend than celebrating National Miniature Golf Day!
Tomorrow, Saturday 11th May 2013 is National Miniature Golf Day!
Did you know that miniature golf has been around since the 1800s? During that time, people considered it highly inappropriate for a woman to raise a golf club above her shoulder level – ooh heaven forbid!
Equally pertinent to us is that today is officially Windmill Day and many traditional Crazy Golf courses feature the all important Windmill obstacle. They still exist and remain popular with groups and families, as seen below in this photograph taken at the Arnold Palmer course in Bognor Regis:
- Minigolf – Bognor Regis – Waterloo Place (Image courtesy of Richard Gottfried)
You can also see the infamous obstacle at the Arnold Palmer course in Skegness, Lincs.
- Minigolf – Skegness – Image courtesy of Richard Gottfried (www.hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com)
And also as featured on the Ham and Egger Files blog there is a BIG version on the crazy golf course at Selsey and also you can view a You Tube video of the windmill in action at the crazy golf course at Southend-on-Sea!
- Minigolf – Selsey Image courtesy of Richard Gottfried
You can see lots more crazy golf windmills on the miniaturegolfer.com website.
Our portable crazy golf course was hired to Sharrocks Insurance in their windmill premises last year for a successful crazy golf event in aid of Send a Smile Foundation.
- Sharrocks Insurance Crazy Golf at the Windmill
Have you ever played crazy golf inside a windmill?
Having just returned from our annual ski trip to France, mini golf was still on my mind during the week.
We skiied the slopes of Les Arcs in the French Alps and experienced great amounts of snow and top ski conditions.
Even while away I couldn’t resist a spot of GOLF !!
Skiing at Les Arcs on aptly named slope GOLF
I cannot say this was the most pleasurable 5 minutes of my life as this slope was full of moguls and not as groomed as my skis would like! But in the name of mini golf /crazy golf I still managed to get down with all limbs and muscle groups in tact!
For those amongst you that ski, this ‘red’ piste is pictured below and situated in Arc 1800.
Les Arcs 1800 Piste Map showing GOLF slope
Having enjoyed a 6 night stay at Chalet La Bas, we enjoyed copious amounts of wine, wonderful company and excellent food, mastered by such accommodating hosts Steve and Connie.
After a wonderful week away, I am now refreshed and looking forward to fulfilling a busy month of crazy golf hire.
Please contact us if you have any requirements for hiring our portable crazy golf / mini golf course at at upcoming event – wedding, fundraiser, corporate mini golf – or even just to chat about skiing, we would love to hear from you!