The Mini Golf Enthusiast

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Drinking and Golfing for a Good Cause

The Barstool Open, a series of national charity events, combines two favorite leisure time activities into one stumblingly entertaining fundraising extravaganza. Think pub crawl with putters. Most of the events benefit United Cerebral Palsy, but I found one in Minnesota whose proceeds are given to the Special Olympics.

Golfers hitting the links and the drinks at the Kansas City Open.

Decatur, IL already hosted its 2007 event which had 828 participants and raised more than $30,000 for United Cerebral Palsy. The Herald and Review provides some details of the alcohol soaked fun:

The Barstool Open involves a series of miniature golf rounds played by teams who are shuttled or driven by designated drivers between 28 bars and restaurants in the Decatur area. Each business builds its own creative golf hole to test the skill of the players, who even get to vote on their favorite challenge.

You may just find yourself doing the golf club limbo after a few rounds of drink and golf.

If you would like to participate, other Barstool Opens are taking place in: Kansas City (February 24th), Lincoln, Nebraska (simultaneous events on February 24th taking place at two different sets of bars), Omaha, Nebraska (February 10th), Erie, Pennsylvania (February 24), and Minneapolis (February 10th). Those are the Opens I could find, check your local area to see if one is taking place close to where you live. All of the events with the exception of Minneapolis' benefits United Cerebral Palsy.

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

What's in a Name?

In an unusual move to say the least, newly married New Zealand couple Greg Marshall and Adrienne Foley decided to wager which one of their last names they would use as a family. In a wedding dress and tux, the couple decided their fate by playing a round of miniature golf. If she won, they would be known to the world as the Foleys; if he won they would adopt Marshall as their moniker.

According to, Ms. Foley, knowing that her husband to be had more putting experience and thus an advantage in the upcoming match, used pyschological strategies before the game to try to balance the playing field. Despite her efforts, she lost, however, and will now be known as Mrs. Foley. While a married woman keeping her name is somewhat rare, it is all but impossible to find a husband who takes his wife's name. I give him credit for being so open minded, but then again, he did seem to have the edge.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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