Already knew? The second Saturday in May is celebrated as a national miniature golf day USA. So this event falls on May 8th in 2021. What this special day of popular miniature golf is all about and why it is not tied to a fixed date, this article from the calendar of curious holidays from all over the world tries to shed more light on. Good punch. 😉
Who started National Miniature Golf Day USA?
Although the majority of the popular websites and online calendars list the US National Miniature Golf Day for the second Saturday in May, none of these sources provide any information about the possible initiator or the exact year it was founded. To make matters worse, this national miniature golf day of honor should not be confused with the world miniature golf day (also known as International Miniature Golf Day) on September 21st.
Of course apart from that resulting from the issue of golf theme, a certain closeness in content to the US Day of golfers or: – (Golfers Day or Golf Day often only briefly English National Golfers Day.) Day Second Chance National (Mulligan Day) on October 17th, although the overlap in this regard is already named.
When does the United States celebrate their National Miniature Golf Day USA?
Unfortunately, this ambiguity also continues with regard to the selected date. Because in the course of researching for this article, I was, unfortunately, unable to find out why the unknown initiators of this national mini golf day decided on the flexible date of the second Saturday in May. At least the choice of an appointment at the weekend appears in view of the greater popularity, quite obvious (see also the contribution to the US Day of bowling (National Bowling Day) on each second Saturday in August).
For those of you who would like to swing the mini golf club in the future, the following is an overview of all the dates for the next ten years:
- 2019: Saturday May 11th
- 2020: Saturday, May 9th
- 2021: Saturday, May 8th
- 2022: Saturday May 14th
- 2023: Saturday May 13th
- 2024: Saturday May 11th
- 2025: Saturday, May 10th
- 2026: Saturday, May 9th
- 2027: Saturday, May 8th
- 2028: Saturday May 13th
- 2029: Saturday May 12th
An interesting side note at this point. Parallel to the US National Mini Golf Day on the second Saturday in May, the Netherlands celebrates the nationwide Bicycle Day. So if you still need some mental support here, you should remember the combination of cycling and mini-golf. In my opinion, both occasions can be combined perfectly. Alternatively, the calendar of the curious world days also offers the US American one-night stay-up day (Stay Up All Night Day) or the (now discontinued) national railway day (National Train Day ) in the United States.
Sports Knowledge: Some Historical Facts About Miniature Golf
There have not been so many curious holidays on the subject of sports and sports in the context of the present collection of curious world days. Is an example to, inter alia, Aldo Pedro Poy and the greatest goal ever – La Palomita de Poy on December 19 or the Play Tennis Day (Play Tennis Day) Made on 23 February. In this respect, I am of course happy to take the opportunity or the mini-golf day to expand this category further.
I don’t need to explain in more detail what mini golf is at this point, in my opinion a few historical facts are much more interesting, which would actually have been a great option for today’s curious holiday.
- The first written mention or documentation of a mini golf course was in the British newspaper The Illustrated London News on June 9, 1912.
- The first standardized mini golf games were the Thistle Dhu course, published in Pinehurst, North Carolina in 1916, and the Tom Thumb patent of Garnet Carter from Lookout, launched in Mountain, Tennessee in 1927.
- The first standardized mini golf course was opened on March 19, 1954 in Ascona, Switzerland on Lake Maggiore, based on plans by the Swiss garden architect Paul Bongni. If I got it right, it is still in operation today.
With this in mind: Have a great day at Miniature Golf Day USA to all of you. Good punch.