A new book about miniature golf has just entered the libraries of many putting lovers around the world, just in time for the holiday season. Amazing Strokes is a 600 page tome that is a testament to the length and breadth of the history of miniature golf and its expanse across the world. You can purchase the book on the author's page or over at Amazon, which might be most convenient for international orders. The book is part minigolf encyclopedia, part factual history and part oral history straight from the mouths of the players, course owners, organizers and other miniature golf fanatics. There’s plenty of pictures throughout the years, showing how the sport has matured. While the focus is primarily the United States, the book does devote significant pages to miniature golf worldwide. As Editor of this fine website and Co-Founder of The Putting Penguin...
Note: This article first appeared on the World Minigolf Sport Federation website.
CSIT (International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation) is an IOC recognized organization with a history of more than 100 years; for more information please check the according website www.csit.tv.
WMF President Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann and EMF President Victor Condeco took part at the annual CSIT congress in Tortosa / Catalonia on invitation of CSIT and presented the minigolf sport with all relevant facts.
It is now approved that WMF will arrange the first International Minigolf Speed Championships during the multisport event CSIT World Sport Games 02.-07 July 2019 at the same destination.
As soon as the registration is open for WMF, details will be published to attract as many minigolf players as possible from all over the world.
All interested players should already save the date.
Henderson, NV – Just outside of Las Vegas, the 2018 Major Series of Putting (MSOP) was held at the Legacy Golf Club during the week of October 22nd. There was money on the line in three main tournaments: the Team Championship, with a $40,000 (~35,000 EUR) purse, the Turbo Singles Championship, with a $40,000 purse, and the Stroke Play Championship, with a $100,000 (~87,800 EUR) purse. Similar to 2017, this year saw a variety of big name minigolfers from around the world competing in various events, including Hans Olofsson, Gunnar Bengtsson and Ricard Lockner from Sweden, Daniel Moser from Switzerland, Daniel Vlcek and Olivia Prokopova from the Czech Republic, Alice Kobisch from Germany, Christian Adler and Patrick Riener from Austria, and Rainey Statum, Gary Hester, Frank Bisesi, Brian Johnson, John Powell and Matt Male from the United States. The Stroke Play Championship was where the big money was...