Miniature Golf Day is celebrated every year on September 21, many people confuse this holiday with National Miniature Golf Day – it is celebrated every second Saturday in May. Minigolf appeared in the 19th century in Scotland, it was the female version of the game. The fact is that earlier women were forbidden to raise the club above their heads, respectively, they could not play ordinary golf. Today, mini golf is played by men, women and even children.
The origin of minigolf is not known for certain, but it is believed that the appearance of the game is associated with the development of feminist movements. In Victorian Scotland, women weren’t allowed to play regular golf. This rule was treated differently, some got angry, and the St. Andrews Women’s Putting Club came up with a game that every woman could play without fear of judgment. In America, mini-golf appeared only in the second half of the 19th century, since then its popularity has been growing rapidly.
- Initially, minigolf was available only in luxury hotels, in closed, private resorts.
- The first field for this game appeared only in 1916, it was opened by James Barber.
- The classic mini-golf course is shorter than the standard one and has many obstacles.
- Originally, golf balls were made of wood – hardwoods.
- Golf is a great calorie burner.
How to celebrate
Play mini golf with your friends, there is probably a field near your house where you can enjoy the game. If history is your thing, check out the Florida Historic Golf Trail, opened by Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee in 2019. The trail consists of six fields that are over 50 years old. Organize a party for friends with a game of mini-golf, swimming pool, other entertainment, treats and drinks.
When is Miniature Golf Day in 2022?
Miniature Golf Day is observed on September 21 each year.