U.S. man travels 50 states in search of minigolf

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Dan Caprera was last seen heading North towards Alaska with putter in hand.

After graduating from college a young man from Denver, Colorado has embarked on a trip across all 50 states to visit and review crazy golf courses. A minigolf fan since childhood, Dan Caprera, 23, has trekked around the States putting and fulfilling his passion for travel. He’s still out there, and is documenting his exploits on a blog, with funny and action-packed posts on each minigolf course he visits and plays.

You could say he’s an American version of our home grown hero, ‘putter nutter’ Richard Gottfried, whose similar passion has led to his visiting hundreds of minigolf courses in the UK and Ireland. His blog The Ham and Egger Files can be found here.

But Caprera has a fellow countryman of equal or even greater minigolf fame: Pat Sheridan aka The Putting Penguin. Pat has been reviewing minigolf courses since 2001 and also happens to be Editor in Chief of Minigolfnews.com. The impressive array of courses he has reviewed can be found on this Google Map.

At the moment Caprera is somewhere in Canada on his way to Anchorage, Alaska. So he seems to have reached the edge of the United States and just kept on going. Maybe he’ll putt his way right over the Arctic Circle and end up in Russia. We don’t know much about the minigolf scene in Russia, but if Caprera did find himself there, he’d blog about it. We wish him all the very best of luck, fun and adventure on his crazy golf tour.

Minigolf courses and clubs everywhere buy their putting equipment from the Putterfingers, the Minigolf Masters: putters, balls, obstacles, cups, and extras like scorecards and marker flags. We also hire out complete minigolf packages for parties, weddings, corporate events and charity fundraising. Browse our range of equipment here and our range of complete packages here.

Olympic Alligator Club Poke Shocker!

In other news, champ golfer and recent Open winner Henrik Stenson poked an alligator with his club during the Olympics.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say that we in no way recommend annoying large aquatic reptiles with sporting equipment. Especially not ours, as we like it to be returned to us in good condition. Preferably not chomped through by an enraged hellbeast from a Brazilian swamp.

Thank you, and remember we’re always here for all your putting needs.

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He just had to, for some reason.


My Mini Golf obstacles earn industry award for quality

The mini golf obstacles used on our portable crazy golf course have been recently awarded a recognised quality label in Germany.  The quality label is the result of years of research and practical experience in the basic issues of physical activity in children.

The research waMini Golf Obstacles from Putterfingers.co.uks carried out by The University in Würzburg and the mini golf obstacle range passed the high standards associated with the sign of Movement and Innovation.

The obstacles were granted this label of quality they passed rigorous tests and are seen to be beneficial to the active and physical development of children of all ages.

Both big and little kids in our experience!

Having used the plastic moulded obstacle pieces for some years for our portable crazy golf courses here in the UK, we are fully aware of the benefits:

  • wipe clean toughened ABS plastic
  • suitable for all terrain (indoors and outdoors)
  • indestructible
  • weather resistant
  • UV protected
  • packaged in its own carry bag and only £199+VAT
Portable Mini Golf Obstacles
My Mini Golf Obstacles for Portable Mini Golf Courses

My Mini Golf is based on a play anywhere game of minigolf. The complete My Mini Golf set offers a range of challenging obstacle pieces that can be used, with or without our modular mini golf courses.

Now available as an ‘Extras‘ set – the four most popular pieces in the set – Loop the Loop 360, Bridge, Daytona and Warm Up.  The main feature of these is they can be used on existing courses where the holes are built into the course or putting green.

Take My Mini Golf with you to the park, to visit friends or just have in the garage to play 9 holes in the garden whenever you fancy.

Give the Gift of Golf this Christmas

Whether it is standard mini golf accessories, joke golf balls, Keep Calm accessories, training aids, putting cups,  head covers and much more.

We also have our 9 hole Pro Course for purchase if you really want your own course to play or to use in the event market.

sports novelty golf balls

We have golf gifts to suit all levels of golfer ready to fill up their stockings!

We didn’t bother with Black Friday or Cyber Monday as our prices are great all year round…

Our sports novelty balls are a nice stocking filler and in our eBay store you can choose from football, pool, tennis and basketball or a sports gift set of 6 balls.

Why not treat your golfer to some balls in their stocking – must be better than a satsuma?!

Or if you have a particular relative that loves crazy golf all year round then our My MiniGolf obstacle set is great to keep stored away when not required and played whenever you want.

The set fits neatly into its canvas bag and contains 13 obstacle pieces that are bound to challenge even the nuttiest putter!

My Mini Golf Obstacle Set
My Mini Golf Obstacle Set

Orders can be placed up to Monday 22nd December before 12pm for next day delivery.

Don’t be late  and have a fabulous Christmas……ho ho ho!

5 Great Reasons to Hire Crazy Golf from Putterfingers

1.  Hire Crazy Golf to be different

Transform your venue or party when you hire crazy golf, 9 holes can be set up in less than 30 minutes and give a real impact to your event.

9 hole layout for portable crazy golf

2. Crazy Obstacles

Whether you dare to tackle the curves of ‘volcano’, or prefer the twists and turns of ‘acapulco’, there is plenty to challenge any age or level of golfer when you hire our crazy golf course.

Mini Golf Obstacles set straight from the home of Mini Golf

4. Hire a Crazy Golf Course by Post

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. Just unpack, play and re pack on the allocated collection day – simples!

Hire Crazy Golf by post!

5. Modular Flexibility

With what other crazy golf course could you create such a large playing surface?  No static 8ft greens that restrict your play to a simple straight putt.  Let you mind wander wiht the interlocking tiles and create a wild and wacky set of crazy golf holes.

Large crazy golf hole

 3. Brand your Crazy Golf hole

Go crazy for some crazy golf at your next corporate event! We can brand our course to complement your sales message and give you more presence at your marketing event or exhibition.

Branded Crazy Golf Hole

What more do you need to know?

We are a friendly bunch so please drop us a line if you have any questions about hiring our crazy golf courses for your event.


BMW car parts as Crazy Golf Obstacles!

Using car parts as crazy golf obstacles was part of the BMW PGA Championship’s Performance Putting Challenge in central London at the start of the month.

The Challenge – a three-hole mini golf course using BMW car parts as hazards and crazy golf obstacles – was situated in Duke of York Square on the King’s Road from May 10-12.

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BMW Car Parts used as Crazy Golf Obstacles in Putting Challenge

“This initiative is all about taking golf and the BMW PGA to new audiences. The three-hole course is great fun to play and I’ve seen all sorts of people getting involved; young, old, families, experiences golfers, even complete novices who’ve never picked up a golf club before. It’s been a great event,” said Howell.

We had our own crazy golf course used at a car showroom in Jersey – Putting the crazy into golf at the launch of new VW Golf using My Mini Golf obstacles, which not quite the same as having internal car parts as the obstacles to avoid on the green, but definitely adding fun to the challenge of the course.

In comparison, ‘My MiniGolf’ is the first crossover “play anywhere” golf game. You place the obstacles randomly on the ground and the game is ready to play. My MiniGolf is suitable for almost every level surface, like grass, tarmac, carpet or parquet floors. The challenge varies with the playing-surface. Scoring is just like any other game.  The My Mini Golf obstacle set accompanies our crazy golf course offering a challenge for any ability of golfer.  You can buy My Mini Golf here in our online mini golf shop.

Crazy Golf Obstacles
My Mini Golf Obstacle Set

What is the craziest thing you have seen as an obstacle on a crazy golf course?

Source:  http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/tours-and-news/golfnews/531296/howell-launches-bmw-pga-championship-performance-putting-challenge.html#FjUd4ZcO1Rc2LPpB.99