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Every year, the church Youth Fellowship used to take us to a local golf course (Lehigh County had several) to the only miniature golf course in the area.    The concept has always charmed me, especially when the course is mechanically ingenious / creative.    I am...how to put this delicately...a sucky golfer, or I was the last time I attempted Making A Tiny Ball Go Where I Direct, in my twenties.    Real golf would have no appeal (I keep thinking about George Carlin's blistering indictment of elite rich people tying up all that land to chase such a teeny little ball), but the mini variety condenses the hazards and the space. 

The last two weeks have been sort of grueling.   (EKU gets its own f-locked post, and was multiple levels of awesome).    This was also the period during which I "made up" for the days I take off from work to go to Pennsic.     I want a treat, and this is what I settled on:    a miniature golf "crawl".      There are a number of courses in the city, and the two at the top of this list are calling to me:    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/top-lists/5-best-mini-golf-courses-in-new-york/    I've never been to Pier 25 or to Randall's Island, so this kills multiple birds with one stone.

There's a golf center in far south Brooklyn across from Aviator Sports, a short bus ride away from me, three in Queens  (two in Flushing, one in Douglaston), an indoor center near Union Square, in addition to the ones I plan to check out today.    That should keep me busy as long as the outdoor centers stay open  8)

Date: 2012-08-31 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zaduzbina.livejournal.com
I would love to see your EKU post. I hear it was awesome on many levels.

Date: 2012-08-31 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minstrlmummr.livejournal.com
Will be writing it tonight 8)

Date: 2012-08-31 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loosecanon.livejournal.com
I would love to mini golf with you!

Date: 2012-08-31 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minstrlmummr.livejournal.com
Sounds cool--are there courses you like, out your way?

Date: 2012-08-31 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loosecanon.livejournal.com
never been, so I don't know!

Date: 2012-08-31 05:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] woodwindy.livejournal.com
My philosophy of mini-golf is Hit The Ball As Hard As Possible And Hope For The Best. :)

(have I mentioned that subtlety is not my strong point? *grin*)

Date: 2012-08-31 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minstrlmummr.livejournal.com
Your 'pfeiffe speaks for you 8)

Date: 2012-09-02 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stringlady.livejournal.com
Near Union Square?

I think I played minigolf once, at a vacation place. I've never even considered playing real golf - that whole Me Hitting a Ball thing (or aiming anything at all) has really never worked.

Union Square

Date: 2012-09-02 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minstrlmummr.livejournal.com
Yes, over the Bowl-Mor Lanes on University Place. After some of the complaints on Yelp! about the high prices, small size (9 holes) and cramped space, I probably will pass that one by 8/

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