Putterfingers Crazy Golf Highlights for 2015

Putterfingers Crazy Golf Highlights of 2015

From the team at Putterfingers, here’s a recap on the best bits of 2015.

Strating off with January, we saw a return to Hallam Union for their annual January ‘Health and Wellness’ activity with the students. A great way to network and settle into University!

Putterfingers Crazy Golf at Sheffield Hallam University
Indoor Mini Golf for Sheffield Hallam University students this January.

February was our first time exhibiting at the INPAS trade show in Wood Green, where we met many great contacts in the leisure and events industry.  Many thanks to Peter Grand and his team for making us feel so welcome!

Putterfingers Stand at the INPAS exhibition at Wood Green
Putterfingers Crazy Golf at the INPAS Exhibition at Wood Green, Cambridgeshire.

March saw Hever Castle hire a one hole Challenge Putt for a Putting Contest as part of a business festival.  The local festival aimed to attract new visitors and members to the Hever Castle Golf Club.

Challenge Putt Mini Golf as a way to interact with your target audience.
Exhibition Golf – One hole putting challenge for Hever Castle Golf Club.

In April we worked with Jackson’s Square to support the Guide Dogs charity and local sports providers in the shopping centre in Bishops Stortford.  Luckily the dog hairs are easily removed from our portable course as young Elsa enjoyed the astro grass as a spot to rest!

Guide Dogs fundraiser at Jackson Square
Elsa the Guide Dog enjoying crazy golf at Jacksons Square, Bishops Stortford.

May saw a return to the offices of Next15 Communications in Hammersmith.  The quirky additions to the golf course by the client, always make the photographs sent a pleasure to view!

Corporate Crazy Golf in an office!
Corporate Mini Golf Hire in the offices of Next15, London.

In June, Zurich contacted us for a bespoke branded golf course for their Zurich internal Golf Open and we supplied a Bitesize Course with branded tiles and obstacles to match their colour theme.

Branded Dog Leg Hole
Zurich Branded Putting Green used for their internal Company Golf Open.

In July the team at Decathlon Bolton utilised our equipment for their annual event to try out new sports.  They always say how both the staff and customers enjoy putting a round of 9 holes while in store!

Decathlon Bolton's Family Fun Day with some guests trying out mini golf July 2014
Customers enjoying hole 9 in store at Decathlon Bolton

August saw our portable golf equipment travel to Edinburgh for the Signature Pubs group.  Here the Huxley Pub ran their very Pub Open.  A perfect display of sinking (beers) and putting (golf)!

Crazy Golf Pub Open
Portable Crazy Golf Pub Open at the Huxley Pub in Edinburgh.

September was the start of our wedding fair exhibits, beginning in our hometown of Bury St Edmunds at the Take My Hand Wedding Fair.  Always a great place to meet new brides to be to discuss the benefits of how crazy golf can be a fun addition to their celebrations.

Wedding Crazy Golf at the Take My Hand Wedding Fair
Take My Hand Wedding Fair, at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds.

October saw the students at the University of Hertfordshire enjoying a few rounds of crazy golf as part of their Fresher activities.

University Crazy Golf Hire
Students at the Uni of Hertfordshire enjoying Crazy Golf. Credit: Pete Stevens.

In November we revisited another returning client for Putterfingers at the offices of GAM, based in St James’, London for their annual mini golf tournament.  Here’s their feedback:

The delivery and collection went smoothly and the packing and instructions were straightforward.  Thank you for all your help, a lot of people have remarked on how great the course was. It really looked the business! I’ll be sure to contact you if we decide to do this event again next year.

In December, we were invited to set up our portable crazy golf course at Body and Soul for an event for the whole team to enjoy ahead of the festive break.  This was a room full to the brim of portable crazy golf equipment!

Indoor Mini Golf
Indoor mini golf set up of our Supersize Course at London event.

It has been a fun an varied year for us here at Putterfingers.

There are always ways to add our portable mini golf course to your event.

Here’s to a successful 2016!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the best entertainment for your wedding

Whatever your wedding theme there are a number of different wedding entertainment ideas to suit all budgets.

What better way to celebrate a Summer wedding than with a seaside or a country garden party feel.  An eclectic mix of village style games to keep the guests of all ages entertained, retro party games, bunting adorned buildings and serving drinks in glasses with retro striped straws.

Our crazy golf courses are a popular feature to those yearning for a country wedding theme or a seaside theme to celebrate a summer ceremony in style. Make the most of the grassed spaces at your venue with lawn games such as our portable golf course, giant Jenga, skittle and hoopla and re-awaken the sentiment of the games we played and enjoyed as kids.

Seaside themed wedding entertainment | Putterfingers.co.uk
Summer Wedding Party theme with Punch and Judy Face in the Hole Board

One of the latest trends in the wedding world is a vintage ice cream van serving ice creams to your guests as they mingle outside after the ceremony. Who could resist ice cream and crazy golf to recreate fun memories of family holidays and childhood memories?  That’s what weddings are all about after all aren’t they?

Here’s our favourite local ice cream van hire business Sweet Ally Scoops and her van ‘Lottie’.

Suffolk Vintage Ice Cream Wedding Hire | Putterfingers.co.uk
Sweet Ally Scoops vintage ice cream van hire - perfect for country garden weddings or for bringing a bit of the seaside to your special day!
Vintage ice cream vans complement the country garden or seaside wedding theme.
Sweet Ally Scoops ice cream and vintage lawn games complement the country garden wedding theme perfectly.

Ally serves delicious ice cream flavours such as hand picked blackberry, salted butter caramel and a delightful sounding Henham honey and lavender flavour from ‘Lottie’, a charming 1973 Bedford CF vintage ice cream van.

Keeping in the vintage theme, one of our recent wedding couples hired a VW campervan to bring them to the ceremony – rather novel wedding transport! Of course the guests loved the opportunity for photographs both inside and out. The wedding couple then took the campervan on their honeymoon driving around the idyllic British countryside – very retro.

Entertainment can set you back financially if you don’t shop around.  Our portable crazy golf hire can be anything from our Bitesize four hole course through to our full Supersize nine hole course and we can offer custom courses to suit your budget and any space constraints.

Summer wedding crazy golf | Putterfingers.co.uk
This crazy golf mad bride and groom insisted on having crazy golf at their wedding!

I will be celebrating my 13th wedding anniversary this year which is a lace inspired anniversary.  A hot trend this year is apparently lace wedding gowns, but after marrying overseas and as much as this blog is making me want to get married all over again, my other half will be relieved that I don’t wish to wear a wedding dress again anytime soon!

Happy wedding planning!

 

 

Mini Golf and Skiing – a perfect pair!

Having just returned from our annual ski trip to France, mini golf was still on my mind during the week.

We skiied the slopes of Les Arcs in the French Alps and experienced great amounts of snow and top ski conditions.

Even while away I couldn’t resist a spot of GOLF !!

Skiing at Les Arcs on aptly named slope GOLF
Skiing at Les Arcs on aptly named slope GOLF

I cannot say this was the most pleasurable 5 minutes of my life as this slope was full of moguls and not as groomed as my skis would like!  But in the name of mini golf /crazy golf I still managed to get down with all limbs and muscle groups in tact!

For those amongst you that ski, this ‘red’ piste is pictured below and situated in Arc 1800.

Piste Map showing GOLF red run
Les Arcs 1800 Piste Map showing GOLF slope

Having enjoyed a  6 night stay at Chalet La Bas, we enjoyed copious amounts of wine, wonderful company and excellent food, mastered by such accommodating hosts Steve and Connie.

After a wonderful week away, I am now refreshed and looking forward to fulfilling a busy month of crazy golf hire.

Please contact us if you have any requirements for hiring our portable crazy golf / mini golf course at at upcoming event – wedding, fundraiser, corporate mini golf – or even just to chat about skiing, we would love to hear from you!

Come play our portable crazy golf course at Golf East Show

We are pleased to be exhibiting our portable crazy golf course at the Golf East Show at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July.  It is bound to be a bumper day full of all sorts of golfing activities to suit any age and ability of golf.

Golf Show at Trinity Park, Ipswich July 14th & 15th

If you haven’t seen out modular and highly portable crazy golf / mini golf course in action, we will be among many of the best East Anglian golf clubs and suppliers and manufacturers.

Dubbed the Family Golf Show, Golf East Show promises activities including a Driving Range, Fashion shows, Competitions, Golf Displays, Golf Club exhibits, teenage interactive zone, refreshments, Golf Trick Shot shows, fitness exhibits, children’s play centre, crazy golf, Leading Manufacturers, Large putting green,  gizmos and gadgets and much more.

Golf East in the brainchild of Sarah Wilson PGA Professional and Susan Moore, both golf course owners, each with a passion to develop golf throughout the East Anglia region.   Trinity Park, Ipswich, know locally as the Suffolk County Show ground, is easily accessible from major road and rail links, with accommodation available close by.

Putterfingers will be hosting a 9 hole crazy golf course as one of the junior activities to keep the young and old entertained – hope to see you there.

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