Christmas Obstacles to Buy and Keep

Christmas obstacles for mini golf

If you are buying or already own a minigolf course, then you’ve got the ideal game for Christmas parties and events. Bring it out every festive season if it’s a Putterfingers.com portable set or spruce up a permanent mini golf course with some tinsel for some sociable yuletide fun. But did you know that for a little more you can have a set of specially designed Christmas-themed mini golf obstacles that make the course extra special?  

We have created 3 special sets of obstacles for the most requested types of minigolf hire event: Weddings, Christmas and London. These obstacle sets are unique to Putterfingers.com and have been created to provide a beautiful backdrop to events as well as provide a themed putting challenge. They offer a more focused alternative to our standard mini golf obstacles and help to carry off a successful event with a bit more panache.

The Christmas Obstacles range is unique to Putterfingers.com. Sure, our standard My Minigolf obstacles are fun and challenging all year round. But for Christmas it’s all about the festive feel, so we created this memorable (and re-usable) Christmas set to buy and keep. Check out the collection here.

You can buy the whole set, one obstacle only, or two, three or four – whatever suits your course size, layout and budget. Let’s meet the Christmas range and see which ones you want!

Snow Globes Christmas Obstacles

Skating Snowman and Nutcracker are the themes for this pack of two gorgeous snow globe obstacles. What a lovely traditional Christmas feel!

Christmas minigolf snow globe obstacles

Tree & Presents Christmas Obstacle

Mini golf obstacle christmas ttee

You can’t get much more festive than this colourful Christmas Tree & Presents obstacle with a Bridge obstacle underneath it. It will light up any Christmas mini golf game.

Snowboarding Snowman Christmas Obstacle

Crazy golf obstacle christmas snowman snowboard

This cheeky chappie is catching serious airtime on his board. This gnarly obstacle comes with a Maze obstacle underneath to make the shot as tricky as snowboarding.

Skiing Snowman Christmas Obstacle

Crazy golf obstacle skiing snowman

This snowy fella is adopting a more traditional way to get down a mountain. No extra obstacle here, just a mousehole to putt through – not as easy as it looks.

Skating Snowman Christmas Obstacle

mini golf obstacle Christmas skating snowman

This chilly fellow is carving out some major fun on skates, and comes with two holes to putt through, so take your pick.

The Whole Bundle

Christmas crazy golf obstacles set

Crazy golf Christmas obstacles

All the above in a complete set. Make your mini golf course super festive!

See the Christmas Obstacles Collection here

For more information and all pricing (including trade discounts), call 01842 337 100 or drop us a line via our contact form.

Forest mini golf thrills guests at company party

Forest mini golf party

Putterfingers provided the mini golf fun last weekend for a company lunch party at High Lodge, a country park in Thetford Forest, Suffolk. Space was limited by the venue, with a maximum of 100 square metres allowed to be occupied by any one group of people. So we provided a compact course of four holes which easily fit into that space along with a drinks tent and mingling space.

This is a good example of how flexible Putterfingers mini golf courses can be. They can be any size and fit into virtually any space, and fit around other structures if necessary. That is because the courses are modular: they consist of interlocking Astro grass tiles that can be fitted together into a wide variety of shapes: long, short, wide, narrow or a mixture of all of these.

Forest mini golf party Suffolk

We thought the yellow foam edge bumpers looked good out in the forest. Green ones might have got lost against the green grass and trees, blue would have clashed, and red wouldn’t have suited. Putterfingers customers can choose between those four edge bumper colours to help the mini golf course fit in with the surroundings or décor of the venue.

No electricity is required for a Putterfingers mini golf course. The only exception is the White Wedding course where optional LED lighting can be installed in the centrepiece Chapel obstacle to illuminate the windows. Even those are battery powered, though, so there is nowhere a Putterfringers mini golf course can’t go (except perhaps underwater).

We also provided the add-on attraction of three of our face-in-hole boards, which you can see in the photos. We have a variety of these available and we can make bespoke ones to order as well. But on this occasion a set of our standard beach-themed face-in-hole boards were used, depicting traditional seaside themes.

Face in hole boards

The obstacles on the mini golf course were also seaside-themed and we thought the overall effect was nice and cheerful with the Beach Hut, Lighthouse, Tropical Beach and Sandcastle obstacles.

Forest mini golf beach theme

To complete the fun we added some outdoor games so that people could try their hand at a variety of different things. This time the games were a personalised ping pong table and a giant Jenga set. This mix looked good in the forest and made sure that people of all ages could enjoy the day.

Forest party ping pong

Planning an office party (indoors or outdoors)? Get in touch with Putterfingers today!

01842 337 100

Contact form

Volkswagen UK hire branded course for employees

Employees enjoy mini golf at corporate event

Volkswagen Group UK recently hired a branded Putterfingers mini golf course for a ‘Refresher’ event at their head office in Milton Keynes. The event was organised to get employees reacquainted with the office environment after months of working remotely. What better than a mini golf course to help staff get to know each other again and do a bit of team building?

It is a nice example of the Putterfingers Branded Course Hire. Included in the package are:

  • Branded tee-off mats
  • Branded obstacles (we created one with a VW Camper, one of the firm’s most iconic products)
  • Branded putting cups
  • Branded scorecards
  • Giant Lego obstacles – we have a stock of these blocks to make obstacles with
  • My Minigolf obstacles – the standard set
  • 9 holes’ worth of interlocking astro grass tiles for the putting surface
  • Foam edge bumpers – VW chose Blue but we also have them in Red, Yellow and White
  • Putters for everybody
  • Lots of low bounce balls
  • Hole number cones.
Branded mini golf corporate hire for employees

Employees used the course during the day to mingle, compete a little, and get to know each other again. What a nice way to welcome them back! With course branding, VW Group UK let their staff know they cared, whilst also reminding them who they work for in case they had forgotten during lockdown.

Here’s a quick video run through of the course, showing the obstacles and layout.

We delivered and set up the course early in the morning and got these photos before the employees arrived and started putting. The following day we returned and took it all down. It didn’t take us long – even at distant hires where we can’t deliver it ourselves, it takes an average of 45 minutes for a couple of people to lay out a 9-hole course, and even less to dismantle it. The modular equipment is designed for quick and easy set up and teardown. It all fits neatly back on the pallet for collection by our courier.

So it’s another successful corporate branded mini golf course hire from Putterfingers – if you are planning a corporate event and need some entertainment that’s good for team building and employee engagement, call us for a quote today!

Call 01842 337 100 or use our contact form

Plan your 2020 Team Building activities

Taking time out from the daily grind occasionally is a necessity for employee wellbeing. Bringing your team together in a relaxed environment will give people the opportunity to socialise, away from their desks – a proven way to boost productivity.

So why not start the year as you mean to go on and plan in your 2020 team building activities.

Not all businesses can feasibly commit to the time, nor expense, of away days, so another solution is to host an activity within the workplace.

And what better activity to offer than a round of office mini-golf!

Mini golf is perfect for team building activities, it is fun, it is active and requires no prior ability.

Turn your breakout area into a fun crazy golf course

It’s winter, no one wants to venture out in the cold and wet. But getting a break away from the desk is essential for productivity.

Facebook HQ hired our Funsize crazy golf course for that very reason.

Facebook HQ 9 hole Course

The Fun Size Course was perfect for a room of this size. This is our standard 9-hole portable golf course.

The package consists of:
27 x 1msq astro grass tiles
Foam edge bumpers
Assorted obstacle pieces
9 rubber headed putters
9 low bounce balls
Scorecards, clipboards and pencils
Number cones 1-9

Short on space?

Our crazy golf course can be set up within the office. Putterfingers mini golf courses can be set up indoors or outdoors, and the modular nature of the courses means that they can fit around existing furniture and office layouts.

This is exactly what Worldpay did. They hired a 6-hole course to set up within their office space to celebrate the day that the company joined FIS. The organiser planned this activity in secret so it was a surprise for his employees when they arrived at work the next day. He even got to get some practice in the evening before while setting up. Unfair advantage perhaps?!

Worldpay_FIS office mini golf

Team building across the miles

If your company has multiple offices, it can be tricky to bring employees together in a social setting when locations are miles apart.

One easy and cost-effective solution could be to hire a course for each location and compete via a live-feed scoreboard.

Zone Digital found this worked perfectly for connecting their Bristol and London employees.

Zone Digital Live Link Bristol Office Open

As we have multiple courses available to hire at any one time, there is no reason this idea couldn’t be scaled up and ran across several offices. Our golf courses can be delivered anywhere in the UK via courier, store away easily and fit in standard lift shafts – we would be hard-pushed to find a venue that cannot be accessed!

Branded courses

Our mini golf courses can be hired as they are, or branded with company logos and other insignia by prior arrangement with us. All courses are also available for purchase, either to create a more permanent fixture or to store and use when the occasion demands – the equipment is fully portable and easy to set up.
Branding the course to the company helps people to equate the company with fun, which boosts morale. Show employees some love, and they’re more likely to love you back. Some high-profile companies, such as Google and LinkedIn, have minigolf courses in their offices. So be like Google. Make your company one of the best to work for.

Buy a course to use for all your corporate events

Putterfingers mini golf courses are available to buy as well as hire. You could purchase a course to use for employee socials, for family-fun days and entertaining clients.

Orms-Golf-Open-Families-1

One or two holes can also be easily transported and set-up at trade shows – mini golf makes a great addition to exhibition stands as a fun and engaging activity for delegates.

Exhibition_Golf_Reputation_1

Looking for multiple activities?

If you are planning on running a slightly larger team event and what to mix of activities, then talk to us about….

Table Tennis

Table tennis is great fun for corporate events, networking, office parties, conferencing and team building events.

We supply full-size, competition tables and personalised folding table tennis plus everything you need: balls, bats and nets.
You can have your own unique bespoke Compact Tables with the playing surface professionally printed with photos, logos, or any artwork you want to send us. Use block colours. Put a hashtag on them. The possibilities are endless.

table-tennis-union-jack

Footpool

Footpool is a fusion between football and pool. The pockets are goals in this fusion between pool and football, and the added bonus is there is no offside rule! The rules of 8-ball pool apply: your opponent gets an extra shot if you foul and potting the black after potting all your balls wins the game.

Footpool is available to hire from a few hours to a full day and requires a set-up space of 25sqms.

football-pool

Get in touch

If you are planning an event and are looking for activities to hire, or to buy, then get in touch with the Putterfingers team. We can create a bespoke package to meet your objectives.

Email: office@connectedshopping.com

Tel: 01284 848330

Attract people to your trade stand with a Challenge Putt

Challenge Putt: a simple way to break the ice at trade shows

Challenge Putt
Lonza Wood Protection used a branded Challenge Putt at an industry event

Do you exhibit at trade shows? Want to attract more people to your stand and get them talking to you? A good way to hook them is with a Challenge Putt – a small mini golf hole designed to fit into a typical exhibition booth space. It offers a have-a-go putting exercise to get attendees thinking about what you do and how it relates to them. We’ll design the end board to include your logo and a brand message. When people focus on trying to get a putt through the hole, they are focusing on your brand – and they are far more likely to remember it! Meanwhile, you have a good chance of striking up a conversation with them and telling them more about what you do. It’s a simple and effective way to get more footfall through your trade show stand and interact with more people.

Challenge Putt branded for trade shows
Fix Radio enhanced their exhibition stand with a branded putting hole – with the carrot of a cash prize

You can add incentives like a cash prize or something people would normally have to pay for, like a consultation, a free service or some of your product. The challenge can be to get the ball through one of the holes in the board or into the putting cup. We can suggest ideas that have worked well in the past if you’re not quite sure what to do with your Challenge Putt hole.

Challenge Putt trade show stand
An L-shaped variation designed to fit into a smaller trade stand booth.

Our minigolf putting surface is modular, so it’s possible to make any size of Challenge Putt. For those with enough space, we can make a Challenge Putt that’s 7 or 8 metres long! Add an obstacle or two and make it a par 2 for a trickier challenge.

Businesses who want to make minigolf a regular fixture at their corporate events or have it as a breakout room perk can buy a fully branded course. From three to nine holes can be branded with your company logo, strapline, or other insignia to enhance the corporate image and brand.

branded minigolf, branded crazy golf, corporate events
A branded Putterfingers minigolf green for Tommy Hilfiger

To hire or buy a Challenge Putt hole for trade shows and events or to talk about a branded minigolf course, call Putterfingers on 08450 570321, email us or visit our site.

Footpool: coming soon to Putterfingers!

Let’s have a little sing-song to the tune of ‘Football’s Coming Home’ …

footpool

Why the daft song? Because THIS is coming soon to Putterfingers: [Update 09 May 2018: it’s here!]

footpool hire

Yes, it’s footpool – the blend of soccer and pool that is taking the nation by storm. And it’s available very soon from Putterfingers. Our version has ‘spots and stripes’ balls, just like the pool played in pubs. But the difference is, this pool table is 14 feet long and you play with your feet. There’s no learning curve at all to get playing, but it takes a bit of skill to build a break and pot the black.

The playing surface is ‘grippy’ and non-slip for safety, and the balls are low-bounce futsal balls designed to stay in play on this table. All the physics of pool are there – bounce and spin work like they do on a pool table. But you won’t need any chalk and there’s no offside rule. Everybody reckons they’ve got a bit of footy skill, which makes this game a compulsive winner at events, weddings and parties because pretty much everyone wants to have a go as soon as they see it.

A typical game is fairly short, which means guests don’t spend too long waiting for their turn. The cushions are wide enough to stand on to take a shot when the ball is tight against them, which we think is a good feature.

We deliver a table to you and set it up, so all you need to do is hire it, tell us the date, and let your guests have fun playing footpool!

We reckon it’s nearly as much fun as minigolf, which coming from us is really saying something.

footpool
Probably the least age-specific game there is.

 

footpool wedding hire
Footpool is an easy way to add extra fun to a wedding party.

We’ve already got the equipment and we’re going to add it to our website soon – but footpool is available to hire now! Call us for all the details if you are planning an event or wedding party (indoors or outdoors). 08450 570321

Or request footpool hire details from us at office@connectedshopping.com

Putterfingers rock Zone Digital with TWO office parties

Buy your staff a round – of minigolf!

Our customer Zone Digital have just thrown a double Putterfingers minigolf party – two office parties at the same time, one in London and one in Bristol! Bristol hired a Supersize course and London hired Funsize. Here are some photos of the fun at both events and a bit of feedback from Zone Digital on how happy they were with their minigolf hires.

Being digital peeps, the folks at Zone couldn’t resist adding these cute AR characters to our minigolf course!

 

Crazy golf office parties
There was a live link between the two office parties and staff competed on a joint leaderboard connecting Bristol and London.

Zone Digital set up a live link between the two venues so that players in London and Bristol could all compete on the same live leaderboard. We love that idea. In theory, any number of venues could be linked like this, making distance no object. And the Zone Digital party worked so well, it could be scaled up. A whole company’s staff can all play at the same time and compete directly without having to travel to a distant venue. A company-wide putt-a-thon! How’s that as an idea for your next corporate bash? Give us a call and we’ll arrange it!

crazy golf hire office parties
100% fun was had

For this double hire, Putterfingers delivered the equipment to London and Bristol and set out the courses for the event.

Here’s what Ben Wallace from Zone Digital told us after the events:

“The event went really well, Can you thank the two guys that came to Bristol, they did a fantastic job. Will definitely recommend Putterfingers to others.

Thanks a lot for making it so easy.”

Minigolf obstacles London
Some of the London landmark-themed obstacles on the London course

 

Minigolf office party
This is an angle on a Putterfingers course you don’t see every day!

Thank you to everyone at Zone Digital!

Got a corporate event coming up at your company? Get in touch!

Putterfingers.co.uk

office@connectedshopping.com

08450 570321

Perks at work: employees love minigolf

Go beyond doughnuts and be like Google! Offer your staff one of the best perks –  minigolf

An article titled The Power of Perks in Incentives Magazine states that employee performance and business revenue can be significantly boosted by employee wellbeing packages including office games. One company in Australia, it reports, calculated that on every $1 it spent in a 12-month period on perks including a games room, $11 was returned. It’s now a certainty that increasing employee engagement is a ‘hidden pay check’ that can be seen as cutting salary costs dramatically. According to research by Nuffield Health, 87% of finance and HR directors in UK companies with over 1000 employees indicate that health and wellbeing is being discussed at board level and 41% view it as a strategic priority.

Minigolf as an employee perk
Show employees some love, and they’re more likely to love you back

Office minigolf is good for employees’ health and morale. It can be installed in a break room or even in the offices themselves, along corridors and in between desks. Putterfingers courses are designed for ultimate portability, so that they can be put away when not in use on a floor footprint of just 1 x 1.5m – e.g. under the stairs or in a store room. An entire course fits into a standard lift shaft, so no building is minigolf-proof!

Go beyond a weekly box of doughnuts (or bananas, if you’re a healthy-eating company) and give workers a real perk: a game to play in the office that anyone can have a go at whenever they like. In our experience, employees get creative with an office minigolf course, adding their own obstacles and tweaks, rearranging the interlocking floor tiles to create new shapes and challenges, or making up their own game rules. It’s a constant source of fun and creativity, and gives people a reason to talk to each other where without it they might not. So it’s great for teambuilding.

Office games perks teambuilding crazy golf
Having a minigolf course in an office gives employees a chance to let off some steam, be a bit competitive and enjoy a fun ambience.

Branding the course to the company helps people to equate the company with fun, which boosts morale. Show employees some love, and they’re more likely to love you back. Some high-profile companies, such as Google and LinkedIn, have minigolf courses in their offices, and Putterfingers have hired to Facebook for their staff events. So be like Google. Make your company one of the best to work for.

Putterfingers minigolf courses can be set up indoors or outdoors, and the modular nature of the courses means that they can fit around existing furniture and office layouts. They require no power supply and can be taken down in minutes when necessary. We supply everything that is needed: interlocking astro grass floor tiles, putters, balls, obstacles, cups, marker cones, scorecards and pencils. And we’re happy to add branding to the course to improve employee engagement, morale and productivity.

For hire and purchase info, email office@connectedshopping.com or call us today on 08450 570321.

 

Minigolf for team building and recruitment

minigolf for team building
Golf exposes character – so does minigolf

They say a lot of business gets done on the golf course. Closing deals, strategic planning, team building, sussing out suppliers and competitors, getting to know people. Forbes have published a list of 19 tips for closing a deal on the golf course which states that you ‘really get to know the other golfers in a way that LinkedIn and email will never provide.’

Golf famously reveals people’s characters. So does minigolf, of course – we’ll get to that. First, here are a few pearls of wisdom from golfers on the subject of business and character:

Baseball reveals character; golf exposes it.
 – Ernie Banks

If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out.
 – Paul Gallico

If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf.
 – Percey Boomer

A well-adjusted man is one who can play golf as if it were a game.
 – Anonymous

It’s OK to have butterflies. Just get them flying in formation.
 – Francisco Lopez

I never learned anything from a match that I won.
 – Bobby Jones

The proper score for a businessman golfer is 90. If he is better than that he is neglecting his business. If he’s worse, he’s neglecting his golf.
 – St Andrews Rotary Club Member

minigolf team building
You don’t need this many clubs to get to know someone – just a putter!

Minigolf is a microcosm of golf. A person’s reaction to a bad shot and the level of arrogance or modesty shown after a successful shot can tell you just as much about a person on the minigolf course as out on the fairway. That makes minigolf an excellent socialising tool for recruitment days, team building days, corporate away days and business events. One U.S. entrepreneur has the following reason for using minigolf as part of his recruitment process:

“Within half an hour of entering the room, interviewees are more relaxed,” he says. “What they don’t realise is that over a game of mini-golf, they’re giving off who they are as people – we get to know them better than if they were in a stale white room with a desk.”

A simple minigolf hole in use at a trade show
A simple minigolf hole in use at a trade show

So why not ditch the flip charts and blindfolded trust-fall exercises and hire a minigolf course for your next recruitment day? It’s fluid, it keeps people moving and talking, and it gives you insights into their personalities. And it’s an awful lot cheaper than hiring a firm of team-building consultants!

Call Putterfingers on 01842 337 100

Email us

View minigolf hire options

Corporate clients choose crazy golf

We looked at our corporate client list today and thought: Blimey, look at all the big companies who hire our crazy golf courses!

Things have moved on a lot in the last couple of years, with marketing agencies and events organisers from blue chip companies ringing us to book minigolf hire for their corporate events. We’ve hired to BP, ASDA, Nestlé, the BBC, the RAF, Morgan Stanley, Vimto and other blue chip clients, plus lots of smaller businesses as well.

Oooh, get us, little old Putterfingers, hobnobbing around with all these big names!

But before we get stars in our eyes, let’s come back down to why we started crazy golf hire in the first place. We still love the serve the people who have helped us grow and are still the core of our business: private weddings, birthday parties and charity events.

crazy golf hire, minigolf hire, crazy golf hire UK, minigolf hire UK
We have some big time clients – but we haven’t forgotten about the small hires that are the core of our business.

We believe that minigolf is for the people. It’s a grass roots thing. So while it’s thrilling to drive a course down to London for a bash at Facebook HQ, or design a branded course for Zurich Insurance, we get just as much satisfaction from setting up a course at a wedding or a children’s party.

Wedding minigolf hire, corporate too

Putterfingers crazy golf courses are portable and modular – the putting surface is made up from square astro grass tiles that interlock to create a smooth surface. So a course can be built in minutes that fits into practically any space, indoors or outdoors. That makes Putterfingers minigolf courses the most flexible option for minigolf hire – and it has been designed to all fit into a standard lift shaft, so that even if the party is on the tenth floor, the course can get up there!

Have a look at the hire options here

Call Putterfingers on 0845 0570321

Drop us an email