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2019 Putt Putnam County Mini Golf

For (or perhaps “Fore!”) our 4th Annual mini-golf building competition we’re going to continue the tradition started in 2017 and have the hole competition in front of Castlemakers on Franklin Street. We’ll have the mini-golf holes on display during Greencastle’s October 4th First Friday from 6-8 pm, on Franklin Street just east of the square where anyone can play the holes.

The 2019 guidelines will be out shortly, but in the meantime you can refer to the 2018 Guidelines as a reference. This family-oriented event is open to anyone in the community. You can also read about the previous competitions in a 2018 blog post2017 and 2016. Also be sure to check out our PuttCode competition, programming Lego robots to drop a golf ball into one of the mini-golf holes.

The event started in 2016 as a miniature golf course building competition for youth, which we held at the Putnam County Public Library. We ended up with 7 holes built by groups of 3-5 people per team, along with a mentor to help the younger groups. In 2017 it was open to everyone and we had the putt-offs on Franklin Street.

2017 Picture Highlights

Course setup, we even had a few homemade putters in the bucket by the door.
Course setup, we even had a few homemade putters in the bucket by the door.
Getting past the rotating mermaid tails to reach the treasure is tough with Under the Sea built by the Green family.
Getting past the rotating mermaid tails to reach the treasure is tough with Under the Sea built by the Green family.
"The Space" team celebrates completion of their asteroid belt.
“The Space” team celebrates completion of their asteroid belt.

2016 Picture Highlights

This hole won best Putnam County themed hole, even though the moving covered bridge didn't get completed.
First year’s competition at the Putnam County Library.
Platform construction working into the night.
Platform construction work out in back of the makerspace
Second team works on layout at the makerspace, while another team admires the "zombie fish" being printed for Halloween.
Second team works on layout, while others admire the “Frankenstein Light Switch” being 3D printed for Halloween.
DePauw student team start building their miniature golf hole.
DePauw student team starts building their miniature golf hole.