Good CLEAN fun: COVID-safe mini golf

Like so many businesses in 2020, Putterfingers have been forced to sit down and think about how we can continue to serve our customers in a COVID-safe way. So here are our thoughts (and actions) on the matter.

Mini golf… ideal for social distancing

Firstly, we’re happy to report that mini golf has some built-in social distancing features that tend to keep players 2 or more metres apart.

It’s a one-player-at-a-time sport. Each player takes their place in turn at the tee-off mat and plays their ball for what they fondly hope will be a hole in one. They then move forward to either pick up their ball out of the cup or play another shot. Meanwhile, other players should be standing well off the putting green and well distanced from the active player so as not to distract their opponent from their shot(s). This worked well before COVID, and it continues to work well with COVID about.

Modular crazy golf courseSocial distancing_crazy golf

Our courses are modular, and holes can be set up as far apart as the organisers wish. So hole 1 can be many metres away from hole 2 and so on, space permitting. This means the course layout can be done in ways that minimise any risk of accidental cross-contamination from players straying too close to one another.
Players can go around the course either alone or in their social bubble group, and enjoy the same participation, enjoyment, competitiveness and scoring that they would in pre-COVID times.

Sanitising mini-golf equipmentCrazy golf for events post Covid

Players usually only handle their own ball, even in normal times, and tend to keep hold of the same putter. So the risk of cross-infection from balls and putters is low. We can provide extra putters and balls for your event if required.

If players can agree to stick more firmly to these rules during these difficult times, then the risk is reduced further. Children should be encouraged to follow these rules where that is practical.

Nevertheless, COVID is always a worry. So we are providing paper towels and sanitiser to customers who request them, to allow balls, putters, obstacles and cups to be sanitised during each round. Also available as part of the hire, are freestanding hand sanitiser stations. The hand sanitiser stations can be branded with Hand Sanitiser Station_1 dispenseryour own logo or personalised with your own messaging.

As for the equipment coming from our warehouse, it’s worth noting that all our hire equipment remains boxed for at least 24 hours prior to delivery, and often longer. 24 hours is approximately how long coronavirus can survive on cardboard. Before we box the equipment, we sanitise balls, putters, obstacles and putting cups with alcohol-based sanitiser and thoroughly clean the astro grass tiles that form the playing surface.

We are applying the same anti-COVID measures to all our hire equipment. A footpool table hire from us, for example, will come with pre-sanitised futsal balls and a thoroughly cleaned playing surface.

So, we’re doing everything we can to make our hire equipment COVID-safe. We want you to enjoy yourselves and have good clean fun!

Minigolf is a great way to relax and forget about the state of the world at the moment.

Mini-golf hire for your event

If you would like to hire our portable, modular mini-golf courses for your event then please get in touch with the team:

Tel: 01284 848330

email: office@connectedshopping.com

8 reasons to hire portable minigolf from Putterfingers

1. It’s portable

A complete Putterfingers crazy golf course fits into the back of an average family car, so you can drive it wherever you want to set up. No power supply is required, so in theory you could set it up on top of Ben Nevis, although obviously that would be mad. Still, it’s not called crazy golf for nothing.

Our courses are best suited to any reasonably level indoor or outdoor surface, anywhere you choose.

Portable crazy golf hire

2. Easy Assembly

No bulky wooden or metal frames to lay down. Our interlocking 1m x 1m astro grass tiles form the playing surface. Transform your garden, indoor room, office or event venue into a crazy golf course in 30 minutes!

portable crazy golf putting surface

3. Tricky Obstacles

Think our obstacles look innocent? Heh heh. It takes a steady hand to tackle the curves of the Volcano and just the right amount of speed on the ball to negotiate the twists of the Acapulco. They can challenge all ages and experience levels of minigolfer.

crazy golf obstacles

4. Hire a Course by Post

You don’t have to be beside the seaside to enjoy our crazy golf!  Our portable crazy golf hire transports easily via courier to your chosen venue so that you can enjoy for as long as you like -a one day event, a weekend hire or long term if you require.

Portable minigolf delivery

5. Any Weather (even all round British weather!)

Not just for outside, the portable crazy golf course is rubber backed and won’t mark floors indoors.  Have you an unused space – unutilised sports court, school assembly hall, hotel atrium, roof top terrace, empty office? For outdoors, rain doesn’t stop play because the tiles drain through the holes in the bottom!

portable Minigolf Putting surface

 

7. Modular Flexibility

Play Tetris with minigolf tiles! The modular nature of our courses means you can build each hole the way you want, to suit the venue and floor space available. Whether it’s 4 holes or 9 holes, the flexibility means they can fit almost any space!

Portable crazy golf course

8. Nice people to deal with!!

We always have availability, the team at Putterfingers are friendly and efficient, we strongly believe in our concept – so why not let us help you with something different at your event this year?

View our customer testimonials and see for yourself!

Crazy golf hire delivery
Putterfingers at Facebook’s London headquarters

‘Putting Edge Rope Course’ our new portable mini golf course

We often get requests for a more budget style portable mini golf course for local facilities, especially where younger audiences are looking to be introduced to golf as a game or whereby space and budget get in the way!

We can now offer Putting Edge Rope, a portable mini golf course option which offers a rope style border to keep the ball in play along with our popular My Mini Golf obstacle set.  Combined with rubber headed putters, low bounce balls, scorecards, clipboards and pencils we can now offer a 9 hole mini golf course that fits neatly into the back of most domestic vehicles.

All you need is about 30-40sqms of floor space and a flat surface to lay the course on.  There are a number of layouts that can be achieved and an easy way to keep those stray balls within the course boundary!  The weight of the rope means it won’t move or slip and the 8m length allows for a number of hole combinations.

new budget mini golf course from Putterfingers
Putting Edge Rope Mini Golf Course

This is now available for hire and for purchase and be used inside and outdoors.  The Putting Edge ropes can be wound into a number of different shapes to suit the floor layout and creativity level!

Our friends at Bramford Golf Club used the Putting Edge rope course along with our Soft Golf animal pieces for an event at the golf club in the late Summer – here are some shots of the children at their ‘Get into Golf’ Day:

Putting Edge Mini Golf course by Putterfingers
Bramford Golf Open Day – Putting Edge Rope Mini Golf Course
Soft Golf by Putterfingers at Bramford Golf Day
Bramford Golf Open Day with Soft Golf

What better what to brighten up your putting green at a Golf Course?

We already have some bookings for some innovative ideas at University events this Autumn using the Putting Edge rope and our PicturePutt face in the hole boards – more details to follow!

Got an event idea that you would like us to help you bring to life?  Do contact us on  office@connectedshopping.com