Miniature Golf Day
Miniature Golf Day is held on September 21. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Miniature golf is an activity that’s increased in popularity over the past several years. The average golfer has a 12,500 to 1 chance of making a hole-in-one. As mentioned, the true origins of what we today know as miniature golf have been hotly debated by historians for years. Experts say evidence of mini golf can actually be traced back to China between the years of 937 and 975 A.D. Meanwhile, Dutch historians swear the sport originated in Denmark around 1297.
There are conflicting accounts as to what prompted Garnet Carter, who already owned a real golf course, to open a miniature one in the late 1920s. His wife, Frieda, believed it was meant to distract “golf widows” — much as the Ladies Putting Club, built in 1867, did at the renowned St. Andrews links in Scotland.
Golf was one of the only sports played on the moon. Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. used a 6-iron to play golf on the moon.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
European School Sports Day on September 29 (the last Friday of Septembe);
National Coaches Day in US on October 6 (PROCLAMATION 4157 -SEPT. 19, 1972. RICHARD NIXON. Coaches are highly qualified teachers — in highly specialized fields);
Sports Medicine Day in Spain on October 7 (Día de Médico y Deporte)