Avid golfers will suggest every day is National Golfer’s Day, but on April 10th, it’s official! On April 10, 1916, the Professional Golf Association (PGA) was founded, and the first professional golf tournament was held.
On Golfer’s Day we celebrate, not simply the diversion, but rather the men and women who play it, even the lowliest duffer who shanks their ball into the wilderness. Obviously the most ideal approach to celebrate is to hit the links yourself, however that may not generally be a possibility for you. Maybe you don’t live close to one of the estimated 31,000-32,000 fairways on the planet.
Or then again perhaps you simply don’t enjoy the full-sized game yourself? Dread not! For you, there is the round of mini-golf! Created in 1916 when the first mini-golf course was built in Pinehurst, North Carolina. While it does not have the long separation shots and wide, verdant fields, mini-golf has novel difficulties and features all its own, for example, perplexing bank shots and ramps. It even has its own international regulatory body, The World Mini-Golf Sport Federation (WMF).
Maybe you want to play golf without leaving your home? Well, if you’re into videogames there have been over 100 games created since the first was developed by Magnavox in 1978. While they may not be the real deal, they are just as frustrating but without all the walking.
Or you could setup your own Golfer’s Day celebration right in the backyard. There are a ton of games you can play that aren’t exactly golf, but just as fun for everyone to participate in.
This is a fun golf themed party putting game where if you miss you’ll have to suffer hilarious consequences. You’ll need a simple putting game to play. Gather up everyone who claims to have the skill to take on this challenge. Every player gets three chances (three shots) to make a hole-in-one putt.
Every time a player misses: it is time for the consequence. Before the party write funny penalties on index cards. Some fun examples are:
• Stand on one foot during your next putt.
• Sing a song requested by the audience
• Say sweet nothings to your gold club for all to hear
• Putt your next ball blindfolded
• Putt your next ball standing backwards
After every round increase the challenge by putting from a further distance. Eliminate players if they do not make the hole in three shots and continue playing until only one person is left. Or play a set number of rounds and whoever has the most hole-in-one balls wins!
Pro Chip Island Golf
If you have a pool, then this is a must have for your golf party! Simply open the floating target with a flip of the wrist and let it loose in your pool.
Player take turns chipping their colored balls (game includes 3 red, 3 orange, 3 yellow, 3 blue) from the included chipping pad and trying to land them onto the floating target and closest to the 18th hole flag.
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Why not get creative and make up your own backyard putting course! Use a variety of household objects to create a fun and wacky course. Toys, cones, boxes, cups, tubes, etc. can all be used to create obstacles and make the course interesting.
If you are going to have kids at your golf themed party, consider creating some kid friendly games for them to play. Consider:
• Having a craft station set up where they can decorate their own golf ball. Include googly eyes, glue, markers, fabric, pipe cleaners etc.
• If you have a sand box, bury a bunch of gold balls and see which child can find them all in the least amount of time.
• Golf Ball Toss: let them take turns trying to toss golf balls into buckets or other creative targets.
• Let them set up their own golf game or purchase one for them such as Gopher Golf or Carnival Fair Fun Animal Golf Set Game
The Scottish Links
• 50ml Glenmorangie Original
• 15ml fresh lemon
• 20ml chamomile honey
• 15ml fresh pink grapefruit •
10ml Manzanilla sherry
Shake and strain, then top with soda. Serve in a rocks glass Garnish: Pink grapefruit & chamomile flowers
• 35 ml Eden Mill Golf Gin
• 12.5 ml of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
• 15 ml of Maraschino Liqueur
• Dash of crème de violette (optional)
Add the above ingredients with the exception of the maraschino cherry to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake hard until chilled then strain into cocktail glass garnish.
Arnold Palmer (Spiked)
• 1-part Sweet Tea Vodka
• 1-part fresh lemonade
• Splash of club soda
Mix ingredients over ice and garnish with a lemon