Mini golf is a hit at University Events

Are you part of the events team at your University? If you are involved in planning this year’s May Ball, end of term bash, Graduation party or Fresher’s Week activities, why not consider adding crazy golf into the entertainment mix.

Crazy golf is now hugely popular in the UK and competitive socialising is booming in the leisure industry. Many towns and cities popular with students, may even be home to one of the latest crazy golf venues that have been popping from the likes of Junkyard Golf, Plonk Golf, Ghetto GolfSwingers, Mr Mulligans, and a growing number of other chains.

So why not bring a bit of competitive socialising into your student union or University setting? Crazy golf works for entertainment on many levels…

It’s fun

Fellow students will have the chance to let their hair down and have a laugh trying to make their way around the course. It’s a good way to relax at the end of a busy term.

University of Hertfordshire Welcome Fest
University of Hertfordshire Welcome Fest photography by Pete Stevens

It can be enjoyed with or without alcohol

With an increasing number of tee-total students, it’s good to have on hand entertainment that doesn’t involve propping up the bar. And with crazy golf, everyone is catered for.

Competitive socialising

It brings out everyone’s competitive side – who doesn’t love a bit of healthy competition between friends?! A bit of banter over a round of crazy golf is great for getting to know new people and new sides to people that you thought you knew! It’s popular at Fresher’s events and Welcome Week for that very reason.

UEA Crazy Golf - Freshers Week
UEA Crazy Golf – Freshers Week

Great for all abilities

No skills required – it’s tricky to navigate shots whether you’re a beginner or not. Even people good at ‘BIG’ golf can look silly negotiating obstacles on a putting green – so everyone is on a level pegging.

Instagrammable

It makes a great photo opportunity. Our courses can include branded obstacles, bumpers and tee-off mats – a perfect branded and Instagram-worthy photo opportunity to use on University socials.

Get active

Crazy golf has many health benefits – it’s a fun way to get active and relieve stress, check out our blogs on its benefits to mental health and stress relief. As a result, mini golf is often used at Universities during Healthy Mind and Wellbeing weeks. It gets students moving, away from their screens and out socialising face to face with friends – what better way to promote wellbeing at your institution.

 

Sheffield Hallam University - Get Active Week
Sheffield Hallam University – Get Active Week

Looking for something extra?

Our sister brand, Fun4Guests, offers a number of additional activities to hire which go perfectly with crazy golf:

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Get in touch:

Talk to our team about your upcoming University events and we can recommend fun activities to suit your requirements and budget.

Tel no: 01284 848330

email: office@connectedshopping.com

University of Salford hire minigolf for Freshers’ Week

Salford University minigolf hire freshers week
The Students’ Union made sure everybody knew about the minigolf via their social media channels. This was part of their Instagram story during Welcome Week.

The University of Salford wanted to add fun and inclusive activities to its 2018 Welcome Week, so naturally enough the called Putterfingers for a minigolf hire. What better game for students to socialise over and what better game to project the image of the University as a fun place to be? They tweeted out to invite everyone down to the sports hall and play on the Funsize course:

We hire out minigolf courses to universities regularly for open days, fresher’s weeks, graduation days, parties, fundraising events, Students’ Union activities and sports days. All ages and abilities can play and the courses are wheelchair friendly too. Their modular design means they can be laid out to fit almost any indoor or outdoor space and can even be laid around or through other things that are going on. The putting surface consists of square astro grass tiles that dovetail together to build a wide variety of shapes, which makes it highly adaptable to any venue. Here’s a bit more info on hiring minigolf on our Schools and Colleges page.

Universities and colleges pull out all the stops in September/October to make Freshers’ Week as fun as possible for their new intake of students. Societies scramble to recruit members, industrial amounts of beer are drunk and everybody gets to know their classmates for the coming year. A big part of the ‘ents’ budget goes on concerts and shows, but the students’ union needs to be a fun place in between these events as well.

We have found over the years that minigolf fits the bill nicely as an icebreaker during Freshers’ Week. It’s fun, colourful and as competitive as you want to make it. Students love to mingle over a round of minigolf, and it can even raise funds for charity at the same time if the students’ union organises a sponsored putt or mini-golfathon.

For University and college minigolf event hire, call Putterfingers on 08450 570321, email us or visit www.putterfingers.co.uk

 

 

 

Minigolf breaks the ice during Freshers’ Week

Freshers' Week minigolf crazy golf
University of Hertfordshire Welcome Fest Sept 2015 photography by Pete Stevens

Universities and colleges pull out all the stops in September/October to make Freshers’ Week as fun as possible for their new intake of students. Societies scramble to recruit members, industrial amounts of beer are drunk and everybody gets to know their classmates for the coming year. A big part of the ‘ents’ budget goes on concerts and shows, but the students’ union needs to be a fun place in between these events as well.

We have found over the years that minigolf fits the bill nicely as an icebreaker during Freshers’ Week. It’s fun, colourful and as competitive as you want to make it. Students love to mingle over a round of minigolf, and it can even raise funds for charity at the same time if the students’ union organises a sponsored putt or mini-golfathon. Here are a few snaps from just two of the many Freshers’ Weeks Putterfingers have supplied.

freshers' week crazy golf hire
Photography by Pete Stevens

We can supply various sizes of course from 4 holes to 9 holes, and the putting surface will not damage floors thanks to its rubberised backing. It can be used outdoors too, anywhere with a reasonably flat surface such as a lawn, plaza or campus path. We supply everything needed: putting surface, side bumpers, putters, balls, score cards and pencils, putting cups, obstacles and hole cones. A complete portable minigolf course can fit into a standard lift shaft, so whichever floor of the students’ union it need to get to, that shouldn’t be a problem.

The putting surface tiles are square and made from astro grass on a rubberised backing. They interlock together to create a variety of different hole shapes, and this means a course can be built around existing objects and furniture – there’s no need to clear a large space to set it up.

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Sheffield Hallam University’s Freshers Week in the students’ union foyer

So with Fresher’s Week fast approaching, now’s a good time to order a Putterfingers minigolf course hire to start off the academic year with a bit of fun. We deliver to anywhere on the UK mainland.

08450 570321

office@connectedshopping.com

www.putterfingers.co.uk