Mini Golf Blog


Wanted Summer Staff

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the March 23rd, 2009

Are you friendly, responsible, prompt, courteous, creative, driven, athletic and looking for a summer job? Can you encourage golfers, measure putters, reliably work the cash register, pop popcorn, pull weeds, keep your work area neat and orderly, and help us operate our first class entertainment venue with a smile?

Send us an email and tell us why you would make a great member of our 2009 Mini Golf Fairbanks Team. Include your contact information and describe your best talents and strengths.

Thanks!

School Groups Mini Golf in the Classroom

Posted in school groups, special offers by Administrator on the March 20th, 2009

Hi Teachers and Students,
The educational aspects of Mini Golf are not to be overlooked. Aside from the fresh air, exercise, comeraderie, social opportunity, and fun factor; Mini Golf offers a wonderful setting for mathematics at work.

Tabulation of scores on our Mini Golf Fairbanks scorecard requires careful and accurate addition. Here is a website that creates a scorecard for practice adding that long column of 36 numbers. http://themathworksheetsite.com/subscr/golf_scorecard.html

The angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection. Here’s how one teacher used Mini Golf to illustrate and illuminate that principle http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum96/golf.math.html

We hope these lesson ideas will be useful to classroom teachers planning to visit us for our School Group Special beginning May 11, 2009. Be sure to reserve early!

Top 10 Reasons We Like Mini Golf Fairbanks Better Than Online Mini Golf

Posted in Humor, Top Ten List by Administrator on the March 15th, 2009

Here are the top ten reasons we prefer Mini Golf on the green to Mini Golf on the screen…

10. You will have the full attention of your fellow golfers and won’t be tempted to check your email in the middle of the game.

9. Pleasant golf course conversation is preferable to the annoying gambling pop-ups which dampen the online experience.

8. The delightful and friendly staff in the clubhouse.

7. The smell of fresh buttered popcorn which tags along with you for 36 holes and has you drooling on your shirt by the time you get past the windmill.

6. Fresh air, moderate exercise, and the chattering of the squirrels in Pioneer Park – or your musty cubicle at work. You choose.

5. Carousel music, the soundtrack of your game, is more stimulating than the click of your mouse.

4. The freezer is FULL of popsicles.

3. Move your arms, move your legs, and get some great putting practice in while you’re at it. More likely to get your heart rate up than lining up your imaginary putt on an imaginary course in cyberspace.

2. Two for one coupons and weekly specials make this affordable family entertainment.

1. Ten different colored balls for you to choose from!

Name of the Game

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the March 13th, 2009

Did you know that there are many other names for Mini Golf?
miniature golf
midget golf
goofy golf
shorties
extreme golf
crazy golf
adventure golf
mini-putt
Putt-Putt
(Putt-Putt is the trademark of an American company that builds and franchises miniature golf courses and Family Entertainment Centers.)
There you have it, a few more names for the game we love. Challenge a friend to a game of Shorties this summer, we’ll be expecting you.

School Groups Special Offer – Spring is Coming!

Posted in school groups by Administrator on the March 11th, 2009

Hi teachers! Hi students!

Mini Golf Fairbanks would like to invite you and your snowbound students to a special Spring Mini Golf outing. We will open May 11, 2009 for School Groups and welcome your class for a day of fun and sport.

The special price for School Groups will be $3 per student for 36 holes – what a bargain and what a wonderful opportunity to say hello to Spring at Pioneer Park!

Make your visit to the Park extra special by preparing your students with a contest for the Top Ten Reasons to Play Mini Golf. Submit your entries and we will choose one winner from all entries received to host a Class Mini Golf reunion during the summer. Many teachers in the past have dedicated the day to a picnic, mini golf, a long play at the park, races, and a cleverly crafted scavenger hunt.

Get more information at www.minigolffairbanks.com
We look forward to seeing you! Please contact us to reserve to avoid disappointment!

Did you hear that green sprouting sound? The ground is definitely waking up!

Congratulations Lathrop Malemutes Hockey Team

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the February 16th, 2009

Valentines Day marked a major victory for Lathrop Malemutes Hockey Team as they used Jacob Wolter’s goal with 4:47 left in regulation and 33 saves from Stephon Williams to upset the Dimond Lynx 4-2 in the Class 4A state championship game on Saturday, February 14, 2009.

Read the story here: http://newsminer.com/news/2009/feb/15/malemutes-topple-dimond-claim-first-state-title-19/

Congratulations on great teamwork and strong focus! Stephon will have free passes for Mini Golf Fairbanks for all team members. Come and see us when we open around Memorial Day and enjoy!

A weblog about Mini Golf?

Posted in Quotations, intro, special offers by Administrator on the February 7th, 2009

Welcome to Mini Golf Fairbanks in Pioneer Park and our dynamic weblog full of exciting events, special offers, entertaining news, and lots of silly and serious Mini Golf information.

If you are surfing in here in the grey of Fairbanks February, you must be hankering for Mini Golf like we are. The good news is that we are planning many special events this summer for you and making some important improvements around the course.

So visit us again soon for a dose of Mini Golf mania and stay warm!
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”
John Ruskin

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