Care home stages mini golf tournament

Care home games mini golf hire

Here is a recent example of a Putterfingers mini-golf course in use at a residential care home. On this occasion the staff at The Beeches Care Home in East Harling, Norfolk decided to put on a mini-golf tournament for residents and staff. They rented a 9-hole course and laid it out in the garden on a warm Spring day. Had it rained, the course could have been laid out indoors instead and adapted to suit the floor plan. But luckily the weather was fine and the residents and staff had a very enjoyable day with a bit of mild competition and exercise.

Relatives were invited to attend and encourage their elderly family members from the sidelines. Even residents who had never held a golf club before soon got into the game. It is a good example of how easily players can make putts from wheelchairs or with otherwise limited mobility. One resident even scored a hole in one!

Putterfingers in the Press

The Beeches Care Home mini-golf tournament was covered in the Eastern Daily Press. After a long period of lockdown for the residents, the chance to get outside and enjoy some leisure time was most welcome. Read the full article here.

Care home games for residents
Putterfingers courses are accessible and wheelchair-friendly

10 Reasons Why Putterfingers Mini Golf is a Fantastic Addition For Care Homes

Mini golf is an ideal activity for care homes because it provides a level of mild challenge and some gentle exercise. Putterfingers are easily accessible and wheelchair-friendly. Mini golf offers residents an opportunity to socialise and communicate. Courses can be set up indoors or outdoors according to almost any floor plan. The layout can be modified to fit the surroundings. The difficulty level is adjustable by moving obstacles.

Read all about the benefits of mini-golf for care homes here.

Seaside memories

Seaside photo cutouts link to seaside memories

Residents often enjoy a game of mini golf because it reminds them of the seaside. In fact, as an optional extra we can provide seaside-themed course obstacles and face-in-hole boards like the traditional ones often seen at beach resorts around the UK. They provide a great photo opportunity and add visual appeal to the event with their bright colours and funny characters. Many residents will remember these!

A variety of course sizes is available, from three holes to a full 18-hole course. There is a size to suit most venues and budgets.

Interested in hiring a mini golf course for a care home event? Call our friendly team on 01842 337 100 or use our contact form.

Read an article in the East Anglian Daily Times about the event

Golf Club build mini golf course for local care home

Members of a golf club in north Essex have built a mini golf course for people living at a nearby residential home.

People staying at Care UK’s Silversprings care home in Thorrington will now be able to improve their swing after enthusiasts from nearby Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club designed and laid out a six-hole putting green.

Care home manager, Sally Rushant, said:

“Many of our residents have been keen golfers for many years. When we looked at how we could develop our large grounds, they were very keen on the idea of a mini golf course.

“We were delighted when the team at Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club generously offered to design and build the mini golf course, as well as donating putters and balls.”

The mini golf course was officially opened by golf club captain Bill McGrath and head green keeper Alan Smith last Friday.

“Golf is a passion and we were delighted to be able to help some former golfers keep their hand in, as well as introducing some newcomers to the game,” added Mr McGrath.

Mini golf is a popular attractions for all ages – keen golfers and those setting out in golf.  We hope the residents enjoy the putting challenge!

Source: http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/clacton_golf_club_designs_and_builds_mini_course_for_care_home_1_2884316