Miniature golf was first invented in Scotland in the late 19th century as a way for women to golf. Women were not allowed to use a full sized golf club, so the Ladies’ Putting Club of St. Andrews decided to miniaturize the sport. Originally, there were not any of the obstacles we see today in miniature golf courses. Miniature Golf is meant to be a fun sport which focuses on putting and includes artificial turf and obstacles.
It is also known as put put and made its commercial debut in the early 20th century in North Carolina under the name of Thistle Dhu. This was derived from the Scottish pronunciation of the words “this’ll do”. Interestingly, this holiday is also sometimes celebrated on the second Saturday of May.
- Getting your family and friends together to visit your local miniature golf course to play a few rounds of golf
- An alternative is to have a miniature golf crawl. Visit as many miniature golf courses as you can and play a round at each one of them.
- Set up a miniature golf course in your back yard so you can enjoy anytime!
Did you know…
… this is also known as crazy golf