Michigan: Is It Putt-Putt Golf or Mini Golf? Let’s Settle This
It's amazing how many times I've seen this debated.
I'm not sure if this is just a regional thing or what. In Michigan, we hear people refer to the game as either miniature/mini golf or putt-putt golf. Sure both names are technically correct, but I have seen and been in arguments over this very topic, so which one is it?
According to smugglersgolf.com...
While both games have similarities and are both technically miniature versions of golf, they have some clear differences...Mini-golf courses usually have more obstacles, making the course more challenging. Putt-Putt courses usually have very minimal, basic obstacles such as small hills or sandpits. Where mini-golf courses have every type of obstacle imaginable, including water features, life-sized statues, and all kinds of waves and dips.
Honestly, I've never looked that deep into the meaning of each and didn't know there actually is a difference. All I know is that in a world that is filled with garbage right now, it's fun to have a completely ridiculous debate with friends to lighten the mood. Even though there has never been a clear winner in this debate in my experience, I still think it's fun to watch your friends get heated over something so dumb.
With that said, I am on Team Putt-Putt. That is what I have always known it as and what I will continue to call it until I die. Those that think the correct term is mini golf, well, obviously you are just wrong.
Yes, I know this is an extremely stupid conversation, but that is the mood I am currently in on the 19th day of July, year of our Lord 2022. Deal with it.