The Mini Golf Guys are taking on their biggest challenge of their mini golf careers - the 24 Hour Mini Golf Challenge. For 24 straight hours, The Mini Golf Guys are going to play mini golf during each and every hour.
Win big this year with The Mini Golf Guys thanks to Topgolf, Wedge Guys and Pirate’s Cove .
The winner’s circle for this year’s tournament will include more than just one of The Mini Golf Guys as one of our followers on social media will be finishing the weekend with a grand prize courtesy of donations from Topgolf, Wedge Guys and Pirate’s Cove.
Mini Golf Guys Grand Prize Giveaway
$100 Gift Card for Topgolf Virginia Beach
Pro Golf Package from Wedge Guys including Performance Golf Grips and nU Groove Sharpener
Four passes to Pirate’s Cove Williamsburg
How to Win
Throughout this year’s mini golf trip anyone who follows and comments on one of our posts will be entered to win the grand prize.
Throughout this year’s mini golf trip anyone who comments on one of our posts will be entered to win the grand prize. You can enter as many times as you want, with one entry per post available. Some of the chances will be doubled with challenges such as sharing a photo of you mini golfing or tagging a friend.
To be sure you don’t miss a chance to enter to win the prize, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
The winner will be announced Sunday, April 11 during a live video from Topgolf Virginia Beach when we’ll also crown the 2019 champion from The Mini Golf Guys!
Topgolf is your premier entertainment destination. And by entertainment destination, they’re talking about a place where you can come for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends, and everyone will have a great time. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, Topgolf believes that every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and drinks, moved by music and all made possible through community.
This donation was made possible thanks to the new Topgolf Richmond location, which will be opening this fall. Virginia’s first Topgolf, located in Virginia Beach, is open for business and will be hosting The Mini Golf Guys on Sunday night.
Learn more about Topgolf at Topgolf.com.
About Wedge Guys
Wedge Guys is the American dream for its two owners, who started the companies because they couldn’t find the right tools for the job they needed done. They custom designed their nU Groove Sharpener, and posted it for sale on Amazon. Five years later they’re among the top sellers in their categories on Amazon and eBay, plus they recently expanded to sell items on Walmart as well.
The owners are both golf pros with a passion for the sport and a bright future ahead of them with American-made incredible products. Check out their products and use the coupon code BACKSPIN at checkout to save 10 percent on your order!
Learn more about Wedge Guys at wedgeguys.com.
About Pirates Cove
Established in 1983 in Traverse City, Michigan, the Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf mission has always been to provide a wholesome, quality, family oriented entertainment option that promises a fun and unique experience for players aged 3 years to 93 years. The company has slowly grown to over twenty locations, extending north to Bar Harbor, Maine, south to Orlando, Florida, and west to Rapid City, South Dakota.
This year will mark the third Pirate’s Cove location TMGG have played as we visit the hilly course in Williamsburg.
Learn more about Pirates Cove, including a full list of locations, at piratescove.net.
Of course mini golf legend Lee Stoddard was the one working when The Mini Golf Guys arrived unannounced at Dolphin Mini Golf in Boothbay, Maine in early June of 2018. The guy lived and breathed mini golf.
The 50th anniversary of The Mini Golf Guys is slated for mid May in the year 2058 in South Carolina! The 50th anniversary celebration will happen with The Mini Golf Guys at the fresh age of 72, and should be quite the moment as the longest miniature golf tournament in the world’s history will come to an end after 50 years.
“What are you guys doing out there playing in the rain?”
As Mike, Tony and Alex putted around a well-worn, but charming campground mini golf course in southern Maine late in the AM hours on a Monday in early June, there was a passerbyer that couldn’t help but stop what she was doing to question how we got to this point. It’s understandable. But for us, it’s a place we couldn’t be happier to be in. Being there in that moment was about our commitment to the dream of celebrating our friendship, miniature golf and the American dream. This year our five days in Maine were amazing. We shook the hands of longtime small business owners. We unexpectedly learned from legends of the game. We continued our commitment to the journey.
This morning the journey wasn’t exactly easy - it rained through all three courses we played. One of them wasn’t open, so we had a heck of a time trying to find the maintenance worker who (thankfully!) let us in. But it was, of course, another memorable day. The highlights were meeting the owners of Mountain View Golf in Sanford, Maine and Salmon Falls River Camping Resort and Shipwrecked Mini Golf in Lebanon, Maine. These people are passionate about the sport, looking to make a difference in their community and showed us an overwhelming amount of hospitality.
Mountain View Golf has largest lobster on a mini golf course
Mountain View will definitely go down as one of our favorite courses. The owner designed some really unique holes that you’ll find nowhere else. One was the cousin of Winnie the Pooh, Willie the Poop, as he poops the ball out if you hit your first shot (which Tony did...). Another memorable one is pictured above where we posed with a huge lobsta. He knows the exact size and weight of that Maine-inspired monument. He also awarded Tony a medal for winning the round.
Tony is leaving with more than just that medal and a trophy he won at Dolphin Mini Golf the day before. He’s leaving with that same ring he came with as he dominated this tournament for four of the five days, while very rarely claiming the title of course loser. It’s four straight years for the tall man, and it’s time to officially call his run a dynasty.
Ultimately, that’s just a side show. The trip to Maine was an incredible one for the three of us. We were honored by the people who showed interest in our stories. We were inspired by the high level of dedication the owners of these courses had. We continued a lifelong friendship with each other that’s only grown deeper as we’ve continued along our journey, through rainy times like today and the sunshine.
Thank you to Maine and all the wonderful people we met along the way! To relive the good times, we urge you to get on and follow us on Instagram. While on our page, you can sort through some of the best highlights, including sections dedicated to hole-in-one’s, animals we met along the way and much, much more. You can also expect to learn more about our travels by bookmarking this website. We have no idea where 2019 will take us, but we can tell you there are 40 states left to be explored, and we won’t stop until we get to all of them!
The Mini Golf Guys have been to many courses. MANY courses over the years. We’ve met some great people, we’ve seen many grates over water hazards and tonight we met one of the most legendary people in all of mini golf.
Meet Lee Stoddard. U.S. Pro Mini Golf Hall of Famer, owner of a U.S. government-recognized mini golf course in Maine and all-around hell of a guy. Lee Stoddard’s bio on the ProMiniGolf page states, “Stoddard’s love for mini golf drove him to open his own course, Dolphin Mini Golf in Boothbay, Maine 25 years ago. He joined U.S. Pro Mini Golf Association in 1997, and held one of the USPMGA’s most prestigious tournaments: The US Open.” It was actually the first time the tournament left its home in South Carolina.
This guy was a wonderful host, told some great stories and even showed us how to score a hole in one on the tricky 18th green. The Dolphin Mini Golf course was completely designed by him and his family, with attention to detail throughout the course. For being a 25+ year old course, it was quite impressive. The best part: He knows the trick to get a hole in one on every hole. To us, that’s how mini golf should be played. The hope for a hole-in-one needs to always be there. Huge thanks to Lee!
In other highlights of the day, we thoroughly enjoyed a visit with Mary at Rockport Mini Golf. It’s a course that’s been open for more than 40 years, and in her family for more than two decades. The course was classic, but challenging. It was well taken care of, with some gorgeous shrubbery throughout the course. She told some memorable stories about her history with the sport, including a tragic story about the course’s original designer. He tragically passed away while designing his second course, but “he died doing what he loved,” Mary said. It was a moving conversation with the long-time mini golf enthusiast.
Day Four of Mini Golf in Maine Side Notes
- The Rockport Mini Golf Course is for sale, if you’re interested in getting in the business, please make the purchase to keep this classic course kicking. Details: http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/773-Commercial-St-Rockport-ME/6445810/
- For the biggest fans of The Mini Golf Guys, a little preview: We shot video interviews with Lee and Mary. We’ll get those out to you guys during the off season. You’ll love those videos.
In other news, we enjoyed some more Gifford’s Ice Cream at Deb’s Ice Cream & Mini Golfs, and we finished the night at Poland Springs Resort, and its creative nine-hole course. Shoutout to Pearl and Megan at Poland Springs, who stayed up for an extra hour for us.
As for results - the ugly got uglier. Tony has basically clinched the 2018 title, making it four straight years he might win, for seven wins in total, for the first 10 years we have played. More to come on that tomorrow. As we finish up our trip with three courses on Monday morning - Shaw’s Ridge Farm Ice Cream, BBQ Barn & Mini Golf, Mountain View Golf Range and Salmon Falls River Camping Resort / Shipwrecked Mini Golf.