WMF Official Announcements

Celebrating the International Day of Education

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development and 2022 will mark the fourth year of this occasion.  The theme for 2022 is “Change Course, Transforming Education” and it focuses on balancing our relationships with technology and education, as well as continuing the struggle for equity, inclusion and democratic participation in educational paths.

Miniature golf is a sport that is uniquely suited to fit with an educational program.  A couple of years ago Minigolfnews ran a series on how miniature golf was being used in classrooms and throughout the year one can find articles highlighting the same. It can be used with nearly any age student from their earliest years in the classroom through college/university.

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Happy Holidays!

As we come to the end of 2021, we take a moment to reflect on what turned out to be another Covid-challenged year. While international championships were canceled/postponed some events were able to take place, especially a lot of local/ in-country events.  We are happy that our federation partners around the world were able to find ways to continue promoting minigolf sport during this difficult period.

We hope that all of our minigolf family is able to take some moments at the end of the year to spend time, however possible, with family and friends and to acknowledge personal achievements from the year.  We look forward to 2022 and being back on the mini-links with everyone!

Exclusive Sponsor Interview - Lusogolfe!

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with individuals representing the various companies that sponsor our organization.  Media Chair Pat Sheridan sat down with Victor Condeço to discuss his personal passion for minigolf and how that has translated into his own course and his stewardship of Lusogolfe. Victor is the Director of Lusogolfe, which was founded in 1967 and is dedicated to the design, manufacture and maintenance of mini-golf solutions, both for leisure and for competition. Pat and Victor talk about different ways the sport can go, aspects of running a course and minigolf company and some aspirations for the sport and the WMF in the future, among other tops in this interview.  See the video on our YouTube page

The Festival of Minigolf Cup of Down Syndrome Angels

Iran sport society observed another benevolent humanitarian act on Friday, November 26, 2021, when another festival of sport for all called “the Angels Cup” was held under management and supervision of Sport for All Committee, Iran Minigolf Association (IMA). Passing over 100 million doses of anti-Covid vaccination and celebrating better general condition, Iran’s general public condition got improved slightly in terms of outdoor gatherings and IMA could seize the best opportunity of a magnificent spectacular autumn day and managed to experience an outstanding cup held in line with its social responsibilities and duties, with cooperation of its Artists Committee.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Ghana Wheelchair League

December 3, 2021 is the the annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, which was first proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

With minigolf we are proud to have a sport that can so easily integrate persons with disabilities. From the World Deaf Championships to wheelchair leagues and handicapped accessible courses, minigolf is accessible to a range of individuals of all ages and abilities. We hope to continue to expand how we can provide programming for persons with disabilities and welcome suggestions to help us further our goal.

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