Crazy golf romance: proposal at the 19th hole!

Southport man proposes to girlfriend at their favourite mini golf course

A heartwarming story reached Putterfingers Towers this week. Louisa Henry and Allan Connell are regular players at The Masters Mini Golf Course in Southport. One day after two years of playing together as a couple, Allan suddenly got down on one knee after the 18th hole and produced a small round golden item from his pocket. Louisa responded in the traditional fashion by going bright red, fanning her face and giggling uncontrollably. Luckily for Allan she then said ‘Yes!’ The happy couple were applauded by onlookers and given two free games. Here’s a photo of the moment of romance captured by the Champion Newspaper!

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Putt a ring on it (image courtesy of Champion)

Minigolf is traditionally a great place to go out for a date. From the 1920s onwards, it has been a fun and friendly activity for couples getting to know each other. It brings out the kid in everyone, breaks the ice and there’s the opportunity for a bit of one-to-one swing guidance if things go well. It doesn’t matter how rubbish you are at it. In fact, it’s best to be as rubbish as possible and have a good laugh as your ball bounces off walls and onto the next hole. Even bad minigolf beats sitting rigidly in a restaurant or staring silently at a movie together!

Minigolf dating is pretty straightforward. Visit your local crazy golf course or hire a garden course from Putterfingers!

If one thing leads to another and the Big Question gets popped, as it did with Louisa and Allan, then you’ll need a theme for the wedding. Now what could that possibly be?

Love Heart from Golf balls
Minigolf romance

Minigolf-themed weddings are great fun for guests and the happy couple alike, for the same reasons it’s good for dating: it breaks the ice and helps people get to know each other and have a good time. Plus it makes for some good wedding photos!

Wedding Mini Golf - fun for brides, grooms and all the family - and romance

Putterfingers have provided minigolf at hundreds of weddings up and down the country. Give Shelley a call and find out how to book it at your wedding!

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What kind of events is minigolf best for?

Planning an event and looking for guest entertainment? Minigolf is the go-to choice of event planners around the UK in 2018. Minigolf covers all the bases because all ages can play it and it’s a simple game that takes seconds to grasp. But it has that ‘one more go’ factor that keeps guests entertained. Minigolf is great for all the following types of events.

Corporate events

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Anniversary parties, awards ceremonies, fun days, team building days, breakout activities, recruitment … playing a round of minigolf breaks the ice, shows people’s competitive spirit, reveals a bit about character and just allows people to enjoy themselves. HR departments and corporate event planners around the UK have hired flexible Putterfingers minigolf packages to suit the space they have available and the type of event they are organising.

Marketing events

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A little goes a long way for engaging people at trade shows

 

Product launches, promotions, trade shows, awareness campaigns … any business event where the aim is to engage people, we’ve got an option to suit. From single putting lanes at trade shows to fully-branded 9-hole courses at shopping centres, a branded minigolf course gets people into your product or service while they have fun putting. Google are currently touring the USA with a branded minigolf course to promote their product Google Home, so that tells you something about how top marketing minds see the value of minigolf in creating public engagement. It can work for your company, too.

Fundraising events

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A branded minigolf course for Guide Dogs in use at an expo

Charities and causes can use minigolf to raise awareness and funds. We have helped to organise numerous sponsored minigolf-a-thons, putting challenges and tournaments. We can brand a course to help project the right image and can help to organise the event if necessary. Recently we’ve done this for Guide Dogs, Age Concern and several other charities.

Weddings

Wedding minigolf

We do so many weddings we have lost count! Minigolf is perfect for wedding receptions because all ages can play it. We can work directly with the wedding venue to take pressure off the bride and groom and family. Delivery and collection is all done by us, and if the wedding is not too far away from us we’ll set up and pack away the course for you as well. The courses work indoors or outdoors. Talk to us for details!

School fun days

School fun days minigolf events

Minigolf is great for kids because it teaches hand-eye coordination and fair play. It’s a popular addition to school fun days and sports halls. A purchase option is available for schools who wish to use a minigolf course regularly. The modular tiles mean the whole course stores away in a small footprint for the next use.

Pubs & Hotels

Putterfingers 9 hole Crazy Golf set up

Particularly in the Summer months, a minigolf course can be a profitable addition to a pub or hotel because it helps to pull in the punters and give them something enjoyable to do while they quaff your ale. They might even work up more of a thirst as well! Hire a course for a weekend event or buy a course to use on a long term basis. Pub & hotel owners can lay out a course and charge to play or just have it there for customers to use. Minigolf tournaments and leagues are a good way to get the most out of your minigolf course because they appeal to people’s competitive instincts and keep them coming back.

Parties

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These folks really went for it and had a golf-themed party with the minigolf course as the centrepiece. Whatever party you are throwing – birthday, office, seasonal, housewarming or for no particular reason other than to have fun – minigolf helps to break the ice and get people laughing.

Hire or buy – it’s your choice. Here’s how to start the ball rolling!

Get in touch with Putterfingers

08450 570321

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Putterfingers in GoHen’s Top 50 Wedding Entertainers!

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For over ten years Putterfingers have been diligently supplying crazy golf to wedding parties to make sure the guests have a fun time. We beaver away behind the scenes delivering and setting up the courses, dealing directly with the venue or with the bride and groom and their family. We supply the best crazy golf equipment for hire and we’re nice people, so it’s lovely to get a bit of recognition from time to time. This week hen party planning website GoHen have included us in the Top 50 UK Wedding Entertainers Guide. Here’s what GoHen said about us:

Top 50 wedding entertainers 2017

We’ve always known that minigolf is just as entertaining as magicians, casinos, singers, bands, karaoke, fairground rides and dancers. So it’s good to see our crazy golf hire service listed alongside all those other favourite wedding party entertainers.

As GoHen say, ‘Sometimes weddings can a little bit boring. There, we said it! But while the bride and groom are off posing for the perfect wedding photo, guests can sometimes get a little bit lost.’

We’ve always done our best to make wedding parties more fun by giving guests a challenging but enjoyable game that can be played by all ages. What better way to bring wedding guests together than letting each one grab a putter and get on the minigolf course? Everyone from Grumpy Gramps to Tiny Tim can have a go, and that’s when the smiles start spreading around the wedding party. Crazy golf isn’t terribly noisy, so that guests can actually hear each other speak, and that helps them to socialise. They can take the game as seriously or light-heartedly as they please. Uncle Fred might want to place a bet on a game, whereas Auntie Mabel might just wat to have a friendly game with the kids. Either way, it works and is absorbing fun for everyone.

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Portable crazy golf hire couldn’t be simpler. We deliver and take away a premium crazy golf course complete with everything needed for a wedding party to have a fun game. Just call us on 08450 570321 a minimum of two weeks before the event, and we’ll do the rest!

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Minigolf brightens all kinds of events!

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What kind of events can include minigolf?

Minigolf is a great addition to any event. It gets people socialising (and competing!) and can be used simply for fun, to promote a brand or message, or to raise funds for charity.

So, what types of events are we talking about? Here’s a selection of happenings where minigolf can be a fantastic ingredient to spice things up and create a memorable day.

Corporate events

Awards ceremonies, product launches, marketing drives, annual dinners … any business bash can have a minigolf course laid out to entertain guests. It’s the ideal activity to do while having a drink and socialising. Everybody can join in and take on the hole-in-one challenge or see who can get round the course in the fewest strokes. One caveat though: things can get competitive! It’s fascinating to people-watch at corporate events with minigolf and see who is the most competitive, who comes out of their shell more than usual, who is a good team player. Management, take note!

For more on corporate event minigolf hire, see our page about it.

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Everyone can have a go – even the boss!

Schools and Colleges

Open days, fetes, fresher’s weeks, sports days, end-of-term reward days, proms … they can all be livened up with a minigolf course. We deliver the day before the event and take it away the day after. If the event is on a Saturday, you get the course free for an extra day! We’ll come and whisk it away on the Monday or next working day. We’re happy to work directly with the venue if you wish, so you don’t have to worry about the logistics.

See our page on minigolf for schools and colleges for more.

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A primary school fete

 

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A high school flexi day

 

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A university open day

Charity Fundraising

Minigolf is ideal for charity fundraising because of the wide range of people who can participate. Unlike a sponsored run, people don’t need to exert themselves too much, but just give up some of their time for a gentle putt around the course. All ages can participate. We supply a variety of putter lengths for all heights, and the courses are wheelchair-friendly, too. So really there’s no excuse for not joining in and putting for your charity!

You can organise a putt-a-thon (sponsored per hole). Get local businesses involved too – they can each sponsor a hole. We’re happy to help with branding each hole to its sponsor so they get some publicity too. For more on charity fundraising, see our page on it.

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A charity fundraising event for the Guide Dogs charity
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… even Nick Clegg turned up!

Weddings

Ah, the wedding party. How do you keep everyone entertained? Will it be a flop? Not with mini golf! It keeps the kids busy by giving them something to do, and can be laid out indoors or outdoors on any reasonably level surface. We can deal direct with the venue so the bride and groom and their families don’t need to worry about the logistics of delivering, setting up taking down and taking away the minigolf course.

For more on wedding minigolf hire, see our page on weddings.

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Her first putt as a married woman!

Pubs & Hotels

If you run a pub, hotel or catering establishment, what better way to get more punters in than to give them a fun game to play? You can hire a course for one-off or annual events and promotions, or buy one to use whenever you like. How about organising a minigolf league? It makes a change from darts, pool, skittles and quizzes, and your place could become the talk of your locality.

For more about minigolf for pubs & hotels, visit our page about it.

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Minigolf can be a hit in the hospitality industry!

For all your minigolf needs, visit www.putterfingers.co.uk, email office@connectedshopping.com or call 08450 570321.

 

Wedding mini golf prize winner photos!

Every now and then we feel like running a competition to spread the minigolf love. In November’s Newmarket Wedding Show we offered the chance to win a free wedding mini golf course. The challenge? Take a photo of yourselves in the special wedding face in hole board from Photocutouts and share it on social media. The winners, chosen at random out of a hat by our lovely Shelley, were Kat and Chris Price, whose wedding took place at Bedford Lodge, Newmarket on Easter Monday. Here’s Shelley at our offices pulling the winning photo out of a hat.

Kat and Chris have kindly sent us some photos of the wedding mini golf course. It was a beautiful day, but even if the weather hadn’t been quite so friendly, the Putterfingers course would have stayed useable because of the quick-drain astro grass matting that makes up the putting surface, which ensures that water does not gather and leaves the surface dry to putt on after a shower.

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All ages can participate!
Wedding mini golf competition winners
One very smartly-dressed young man trying out the wedding mini golf course

As you can see, the course works just as well outdoors as indoors. Any reasonably flat surface can be used to lay it out on.

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The wedding board with instructions on entering a photo for the prize

The competition combined Putterfingers crazy golf with our sister company Photo Cutouts, who make face in hole boards for every occasion including weddings.

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Such a beautiful location, and the minigolf went down a treat with the guests.

A wedding mini golf course keeps young ones amused and can challenge grown-ups as well. It’s not as easy as it looks to get a hole in one. Warning: minigolf is very addictive!

Now is the time to talk to us about hiring a mini golf course for YOUR Spring or Summer wedding! Call Shelley for a chat on 08450 570321 or email office@connectedshopping.com.

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New games packages for event and wedding hire!

A fresh new year brings a fresh new range of products from Putterfingers! We’ve put our heads together over the Christmas break and thought of ways to boost the fun factor even further at events, parties and weddings with a range of traditional garden games, face in hole boards, ping pong and our new popup face in hole art gallery. Our aim is to leave no guest un-entertained.

Giant wooden garden games

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Set these games up at various spots around your event and let guests amuse themselves. Giant Jenga, Dominoes, Skittles, Noughts & Crosses, Four in a Row and Croquet are all good fun, and because there is a variety, guests can move from one to the other for a quick game or hang around their favourite and get competitive – it’s their choice. Hire the games in addition to a minigolf course for extra fun for everyone.

Face in the hole boards

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We have a big selection of these traditional funny boards. There’s a set specially for weddings, another with a seaside theme, Christmas boards, and seasonal Easter and Halloween boards. We can also make you a bespoke face in the hole board to your specifications if you give us a bit of notice. The boards are best used for taking photos. Guaranteed laughs and some memorable snaps!

Face-in-the-hole portrait gallery

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This is an absolute scream. Classic portraits with the faces cut out so guests can pose in them. This picture shows just some of the results you can get. The gallery consists of five boards that can be arranged in a ‘U’ shape. Guests walk round the back and put their faces in the holes. Another great photo opportunity, and a really good laugh.

Here’s the gallery when all the boards are put together:

Portrait gallery, face in hole, classic portraits, paintings, games for hire

It can be set up indoors or outdoors.

Ping pong

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We supply full-size tables and everything you need: bats, balls and nets. Give your guests a chance to be competitive and have fun practicing their slice shots and smashes. The tables can be set up indoors or outdoors. You can leave the table for free play or organise a tournament. Tables, bats and balls are tournament quality and in top condition so duff shots are the player’s fault, not our equipment’s!

Visit this page to make an enquiry about hiring our new selection of games for your wedding, party or event: http://putterfingers.co.uk/games-packages-for-hire.htm

You provide the guests, we provide the fun!