Miniature Golf Day is celebrated globally on September 21, not to be confounded with National Miniature Golf Day, which is observed in the United States on the second Saturday of May. Miniature golf dates back to the nineteenth century. It was created in Victorian Scotland to enable women to play golf, as it was deemed unladylike for women to raise a golf club above their shoulders at the time; therefore, regular golf was out of the question. Miniature golf is now played by women, men, and children around the world.
The background of Miniature Golf Day
Although the exact origins of Miniature Golf Day are unknown, the origins of miniature golf are. Mini-golf is no exception to the rule that a lack of inclusion can lead to innovative concepts.
Before feminism movements swept the globe, it was considered “unladylike” for women to engage in many physical or sporting activities, such as golf. In Victorian Scotland, women were prohibited from raising golf clubs above their heads, rendering golf impossible. Instead of lamenting or abandoning golf, the Ladies’ Putting Club of St. Andrews devised a miniature version in 1867. Take note, males!
Prior to the late 19th century, very few people outside of Europe had even heard of, let alone played, miniature golf. After its introduction to the United States, its popularity skyrocketed.
Although ubiquitous in the United States, miniature golf was once exclusive to hotels and opulent private resorts. Not all games were available to the broad public. Due to the lack of inclusion once more, a brilliant concept was created. In 1916, North Carolina native James Barber established Thistle Dhu, the first classic miniature golf course. By the early 1930s, mini golf had become a popular recreation throughout the United States.
While miniature golf is still played with a series of nine or 18 holes, the courses are shortened, typically themed, and feature a number of obstacles that increase the game’s difficulty. Due to a group of courageous Scottish women and a North Carolina man, miniature golf is accessible to the general public and is played by people of all ages and religions throughout the globe.
5 Golf Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
Some of the earliest golf balls were manufactured entirely of hardwoods, including beech and box trees.
According to the fitness and health website ShapeFit.com, the average golfer of 190 pounds consumes 431 calories per hour.
Alan Bartlett ‘Al’ Shepard, Jr. executed a one-handed stroke with a six-iron golf club on February 6, 1967, sending the ball through the moon’s low-gravity atmosphere.
Following the invention of golf, the Scottish government prohibited the sport on three separate occasions, believing that it interfered with military training.
The average golfer’s odds of a hole-in-one are 1 in 1.
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