Many people know miniature golf as a younger cousin of golf. The game made its entry into the United States in the early 1920s. By 1930, the United States had over 25,000 mini-golf courses around the nation. In fact, at the time, enthusiasts of the game built courses almost everywhere; from rooftops to vacant parking lots.
For many people, mini-golf is also more interesting and engaging than regular golf. Participants play this mini-version of regular golf on small greens/courses. Each course consists of a series of holes. To successfully putt a golf ball into one of the holes players must hit it through an obstacle. These obstacles are meant to make putting more challenging and more fun.
Yet, unlike regular golf, which many people consider an elite sport, mini-golf is a social sport. …
Community Involvement For Changes In Mini Golf Course Design
Governors Island New York has been an important destination for mini-golfing families for some years now. Many mini golf courses in the country find a theme, stick with it and continue to build their reputation.
Some of these classic parks have a sense of nostalgic charm because they retain their features and can be replayed year on year. The Park at Governor’s Island took an entirely different approach by teaming up with FIGMENT for their FIGMENT NYC summer projects.
FIGMENT Have Essentially Changed The Rule Book For Mini Golf Courses And Their Designs.
FIGMENT began life in 2007, which means that next summer’s mini golf will mark their ten year anniversary. At first, they started small. The company ran simple one-day community events with …