Miniature Golf Day
Miniature Golf Day is a holiday which is celebrated on September 21st each and every year. This holiday is exactly like National Miniature Golf Day, except that holiday is celebrated on the second Saturday in May. It’s a day when people can go to their favorite miniature golf course and enjoy a few holes of crazy golf. After all, who doesn’t like grabbing a mini-putter and attempting to hit a ball through a windmill or into an angry clown’s mouth?
History of Miniature Golf Day
As is the case with so many unofficial holidays, no one really knows when this holiday was started and who started it. It is lost in the fog of time. However, the history of this past-time is well recorded and is pretty interesting as well.
Miniature golf can be traced all the way back to the 19th century. It was originally invented to allow women to play golf because, in Victorian Scotland, it was unladylike for women to raise a golf club above their shoulder level – which pretty much took regular golf off of the table.
In 1867, a smaller version of the game was invented by the Ladies’ Putting Club of St. Andrews. Up until the late 19th century, not a lot of people outside of Europe had heard of miniature golf, much less played it. Then it was introduced to the United States and its popularity skyrocketed. After World War I, it swept all over America and by the 1930s was immensely popular.
Celebrating Miniature Golf Day
The best way to celebrate this holiday is to gather up a group of friends and head out to your local miniature golf course. If you really love the game and have more than one course near you, then you can also spend your day visiting as many of these golf courses as possible. If that isn’t enough put-put for you, then you can always build your own miniature put-put course in your own backyard!