2016 Marks 100 Years of U.S. Mini Golf

FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 20, 2015, 10:15 a.m.
Arne Lundmark, CEO and Chief Designer alundmark@adventureandfun.com
Cathy Wooten, Administrative Assistant, cathy@adventureandfun.com
Lee Fivenson, Marketing Support Specialist, lee@adventureandfun.com
2016 Marks 100 Years of Mini Golf in the United States
Industry Plans to Celebrate
(IAAPA Attractions Expo 2015, Orlando, FL, US) – The US centennial celebration for miniature
golf is estimated to occur in June 2016, according to information revealed in miniature golf
historical documents, books (Miniature Golf by John Margoles and Nina Garfinkel, 1987
Abbeyville Press), and the Library of Congress. Adventure Golf Services (AGS) will host a
press conference on November 20th during the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2015 to announce how
industry owners and operators can join the celebration. IAAPA Attractions Expo is owned and
produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions and is the
premier gathering for the worldwide attractions industry.
“Adventure Golf Services is leading the launch of an industry-wide program to celebrate 100
years of miniature golf, its place in pop culture, and its contribution to family entertainment,”
comments Arne Lundmark, CEO and chief designer.
“IAAPA is thrilled to join Adventure Golf Services, and its hundreds of US miniature golf
members to celebrate this milestone,” said Kyle Allison, chairman of the IAAPA FEC Committee
and Owner, Andy Alligator’s Fun Park.
“Is miniature golf a game or a sport? It is referred to both ways, but whatever it is called,
miniature golf has been played and revered by millions over the past 100 years,” states
Lundmark. “This coming June we will help celebrate the fun and enjoyment experienced by all
players over the history of miniature golf. We are encouraging others in our business to
participate with us or to help miniature golf courses and players celebrate this event,” says
For its part, AGS has created a dedicated Facebook and Web page and is offering a “100 year
miniature golf toolkit” to all owners, operators, and miniature golf players to help participate in
the anniversary celebration. The toolkit contains sample press releases, a commemorative 100 year anniversary logo template, letterhead template, advertising templates, a list of promotional ideas, a compilation of miniature golf fun facts, and other information to be developed.
The Facebook page will be a place where everyone can reminisce about their fun times at miniature golf courses, provide historical photos, and create a source to share happy memories. Owners and operators can share their experiences as business owners and ideas to help promote this celebration. The Facebook page will launch on November 20 and will be available at https://www.facebook.com/US-Miniature-Golf-100-Year-Anniversary-885592831531464/. Additional links will be announced in the future.