Get Freshers Weeks swinging with mini golf

Freshers week mini golf
Freshers Week mini golf at Sheffield Hallam University

If you are involved in planning this year’s Fresher’s Week activities at your university or college, why not consider adding crazy golf to the 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.

We hire out minigolf courses to universities for open days, freshers 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.

UEA Freshers Week crazy golf
Freshers Week mini golf at UEA

Our equipment’s 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.

Mini golf is a great icebreaker at colleges and universities. It can be a fun addition to students’ unions, common rooms, outdoor events, open days, freshers weeks, graduation parties, fundraising events (sponsored mini-golfathons are great for that.). A round of crazy golf is an informal way for students to get to know each other and to add some casual, sociable competition to your institution.

University of Hertfordshire crazy golf freshers week
Freshers Week mini golf at the University of Hertfordshire

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 needs to get to, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Interested in hiring mini golf for a university or college event? Find out more on our Schools and Colleges page.

Sheffield Hallam Mini Golf for Get Active Week 2014

We may have been a bit quiet on the blog in the last week but we thought we would share some mini golf pictures of a recent activity at Sheffield Hallam University.

Sheffield Hallam Get Active Week 2014
Mini Golf at Sheffield Hallam

We were contacted back in 2013 by Josh Saydraouten who is the Sports Officer at Hallam Union.  Josh is fortunate enough to be in Sochi at the Winter Olympics doing some reporting – lucky fella!

Hallam Union planned a Get Active Week during 17th-23rd February 2014 to encourage students to try something new, have fun and take a step towards a more active lifestyle, whatever level of fitness.  And yes Mini Golf is understood to improve your fitness levels, even if just a gentle 9 hole round!

A range of fun, free activities were provided each day – all the students had to do was turn up and play.  These activities ranged from ice skating, table tennis, wall climbing, glow in the dark badminton, and of course mini golf.

Here are some of the best mini golf pictures from the two days:

Students enjoying Mini Golf during Get Active Week
Hallam Union Mini Golf - Get Active Week

Hallum Union Students playing golf
Mini Golf set up outside the Owen Building at Hallam University

 

Get Active Week at Hallam Union 2014
Mini Golf at Hallam Union - is that a pub in the background?!

The life of a student!  The pub is the background would have come in handy for another type of round!  Nonetheless the feedback has been great and complemented the activities put on during the week.

Get Active Week and Healthy Week are common events in Universities.  As annual events the aim is to deliver the wellbeing support services on offer by the University staff.  It is also an opportunity to raise wellbeing awareness  to support healthy lifestyles for students.

If you have a sport focussed event coming up where mini golf could become part of your event activities, please do get in touch.