Miniature golf in books
Tim 'Ace Man' Davies & John 'Big Top Ted' McIver
The ultimate book on crazy golf. Five time World Crazy Golf Champion, Ace Man & three time British Champion Big Top Ted share their secrets and a lot more.
153pp Prints of Pirates (November 2008)
10 Courses for 10 Years
By Pat Sheridan, Mandy Ranslow, The Putting Penguin.
MILLER, Andy. Tilting at Windmills
339pp Penguin Viking (June 2002)
MILLER, Andy. Tilting at Windmills
352 pp (March 2003) Penguin Books
||MARGOLIES, John (Photographer), GARFINKEL, Nina, REIDELBACH, Maria. Miniature Golf 96pp (October 1987) Abbeville Press, Inc|
CHLEVIN, Ben[Ed]. Golf Operators Handbook
miniature putting courses golf driving ranges par-3 golf courses
Chicago: National Golf Foundation 1956 roy 4to, card cvrs, illus, diags, 104pp
|NATIONAL GOLF FOUNDATION (InfoPack). Miniature and Putting Courses: Insights and Opportunities (Second Edition) collection of 48 articles June 1999|
DUJARDIN Edmond. Golf-miniature.
107pp Arcachon. 1956. Illustrator J. LE CALLÉNNEC
Le Golf miniature, Règle du jeu, installation d'un terrain
29pp Bornemann. 1970. Paris.
|WILLIAMS, DEBBIE & REAM, KEVIN M. The Serious Business of Miniature Golf 300pp ish|
|SEIZ, Michael. Minigolf Vom Freizeitspaß zum Leistungssport 360pp over 300 pictures|
KAISER, Mathias. Das grosse Bahnengolf Buch
Sport + Freizeit Verlag 1981. 144pp.
Philippka Paperback ISBN 3894170271
ZWOLLE, N. Suselbeek . Das Bahnengolf - Bällebuch 1985. c100pp. Paperback .
MAYER, Bill. Golf-o-Rama The
Wacky Nine Hole Pop-Up Mini-Golf Book
New York: Hyperion Books, 1994 Illustrated Laminated Boards. ISBN:1-56282-635-2. A 9-hole course complete with two card putters, three sponge balls and a scorecard. Paper Engineering By Dennis K. Meyer And José R. Seminario
MAYER, Bill. The Pop-Up Book of
London: Smart . Illustrated Laminated Boards. IBI 627-15. A 9-hole course complete with two card putters, three sponge balls and a scorecard. Paper Engineering By Dennis K. Meyer And José R. Seminario
The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf Mike Vago
World MinigolfSport Federation Rule Book
(also available on CD)
more than 300 pages with all rules, drawings of concrete (beton) course, eternit course, felt runs - also included all addresses for the officials of the member nations.
World MinigolfSport Federation Construction Book
On more then 80 pages (A4 size) you get all the information needed to build an original concrete course (System Bongni). The sales price includes also all patent rights to create your own original "Bongni-course".
World MinigolfSport Federation Information Book
for interested nations
All the necessary information for new interested nations. How to gain member status. General regulations, council address, membership form etc.
Beginner's Guide to Miniature Golf
16pp Paperback booklet.
Bender Richardson White 2005
Midget Golf M.J.B van Milaan
32pp Paperback booklet.
Ken Uw Sport
Uitgeverij J.F. Duwaer & Zonen Amsterdam
Rocketships & Windmills Mark McNulty
96pp A6 Peppered Sprout 2005
He covers the many courses of miniature golfing, from the traditional crazy golf of Arnold Palmer putting courses with their classic red and white windmills, to simple green felt courses, and to hand-crafted courses built by private park owners
In Search of the Tiger Ian
Stafford Paperback (5 June, 2003) Ebury Press; ISBN: 0091886562
Order it now with amazon.co.uk. This book recounts Ian's attempts to come to grips with golf. Ian or 'Ion' as he was better known took part in the European minigolf Championships in Prague as part of the British team. This is covered in one of the chapters of the book.
LIEBS Chester H. Main Street to Miracle Mile : American Roadside Architecture Johns Hopkins University Press Order Today! <review> (available from amazon.co.uk)
LINDELL. L. V The Gigantic Miniature Golf Course and the Improved Dwarf Golf Course. [Diagrams.] [Kansas City, 1930.] fol.
MILAAN, M.J.B. van Midget Golf / Onder auspeciën van de Nederlandse Midget Golf Bond N.M.G.B. / Ken uw sport Duwaer & Zonen 32pp
MINIATURE GOLF ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Putting Around the 21st Century, Skip Laun et al
PHILLIPS, Michael J Miniature Golf: A Treatise on the Subject
PHILLIPS, Michael J How to play Miniature Golf, A Complete and Correct Description of the Art of the Newest Sport. THE KEYSTONE PUBLISHING CO 312 East Twelfth Street, Los Angeles, California
THOMPSON, M.B. Miniature Golf A Treatise on the Subject containing Business Building Ideas. Denver: Central States Pub 1930 65pp.
Mentions in books
A Fête Worse Than Death (2003) Iain Aitch p.284 a mention of the derelict Crazy Golf course at Camber Sands. "...and a stroll past a derelict crazy golf course..."
America Yesterday & Today Blythe Hamer 2002 ISBN:1842225774
Around the World in 80 Putts by Michael Young; co-author & illustrator: Adam Coulter Young
32 pp ISBN 1-4120-5356-0 Trafford Publishing
Brandon never dreamed that miniature golf could be like this. Watch as Brandon grows to giant-size and embarks on a fun filled miniature golf outing around the world.
A spot of bother by Mark Haddon p184. "As in crazy paving, or crazy golf. Everything jumbled and out of order and rather amusing."
Backyard Vacation by Carolyn Haas, Ann Cole, and Barbara Naftzger, 1980, 116 pp. Various projects including a miniature golf course.
Bad Fads by Mark A. Long Illustrated by Jim Fee Softcover, 8" x 8", 120 pages. 1920s Miniature Golf
Blab! by Various No.18 Moe Greene master builder of Mini Golf by Steven Guarnaccia pp45-48
Brave New World Huxley, Aldous 1932
Chapter 3 page 7 ‘They say he doesn’t like Obstacle Golf.’
Chapter 4 page 2 ‘Simply perfect for Obstacle Golf,’.
of an Editor Loder, Vernon
1931. Pseudonym of John George Hazlette Vahey.
An Inspector Brews mystery. The dead editor is found clutching remnants of a politically sensitive document while his guests are celebrating the opening of his new miniature golf course.
Eccentric Guide to the U. S. Davidson, Jim Berkley Publishing Group, 1980. ISBN:0399504494
Encyclopedia Of Bad Taste Jane & Michael Stern. Harper Collins Publisher, 1990.
Ernst & Peter Neufert Architects' Data
Euclid Beach Park - A second look Amusement Park Books, Inc 1979. Diagram of Pee Wee Golf & photos of the miniature golf layout
Fads America's Crazes, Fevers & Fancies From the 1890's to the 1970's Peter L. Skolnik with Laura Torbet & Nikki Smith, published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1978
Fads, Follies and Delusions of the American People Paul Sann. 1967. Part V is all about games including miniature golf.
Fotheringham's Sporting Pastimes Fotheringham. 2006. Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Robson Books Ltd ISBN: 1861059531 available from amazon.co.uk
Froggy's Day With Dad Jonathan London, Remkiewicz. Frank Viking Books 2004.
Fun Along the Road: American Tourist Attractions John Margolies.
Golf for beginners MARTIN, H.B. -- ( with Walter HAGEN intro), Illustrated by H.B.MARTIN . USA.: Better Books -- Modern Sports Publications. 1930 Soft Cover. Chapter 25 Miniature Golf.
Gullible's Travels: The Adventures of a Bad Taste Tourist Peters, Cash. Paperback 276 pp Globe Pequot Press. ISBN: 0762727144 Visits the Lexington Bible-Themed Miniature Golf Course in Kentucky (featuring 18 Old Testament holes and 18 Biblical miracle holes).
In Awe Heim, Scott. Harper Collins 1997
I Remember Distinctly Agnes Rogers, Frederick Lewis Allen. Harper 1947 p133.
Leisure, Bill Owens. The fourth and final volume in Bill Owens' landmark Suburbia series. Fotofolio Inc (January 14, 2005) ISBN: 1584180749
Main Street to Miracle Mile : American Roadside Architecture Liebs, Chester H. New York, Bulfinch Press, 1985
Miniature Golf Mystery (Story Reader) Publications International, 2004. Scooby and Shaggy
Montegue Blister's Strange Games: and other odd things to do with your time Montegue Blister
Oh! Robison, Mary. Alfred A. Knopf 1981
Pigs on the Ball : Fun With Math and Sports (Axelrod, Amy. Pigs Will Be Pigs.) Amy Axelrod, Sharon McGinley-Nally (Illustrator) available from amazon.co.uk
Pinky and Rex and the Double-Dad Weekend James Howe 1995 Atheneum ISBN:0689318715
Remember When: A loving look at days gone by -
1900-1942 Churchill, Allen Hardcover 288 pp
1930 1935 DEPRESSION DAYS Miniature golf & Jigsaw puzzles
Roadside Religion : In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith Timothy K. Beal Beacon Press (May 15, 2005) ISBN: 0807010626 Looks at some biblical mini golf courses.
Scooby-Doo Miniature Golf Mystery. Publications International. SPIRAL ISBN:1412701473
Sea Travel And How To Enjoy It An Invaluable Companion For All Who Travel By Sea On Business Or Pleasure, Anonymous. Rockcliff Salisbury Square London 1948. Deck game of miniature golf.
Since Yesterday: The Nineteen-thirties in America, September 3, 1929-September 3, 1939 Frederick Lewis Allen 1940
Slot Machines and Coin-op games KURTZ, Bill
Sports And Pastimes Through The Ages Peter Moss. Illustrated by A. Hossack. Peter George Harrap 1962.
Sports and Recreation Fads Frank W. Hoffmann, William G. Bailey Haworth Press 1991 pp 233-236
Sport Progressions: A Primer for Teachers and Coaches in Sequencing Sport Skills Roy A. Clumpner Paperback 208 pages (December 1, 2002) Publisher: Human Kinetics Europe Ltd ISBN:0736033858 Chapter 4. Golf with a bit on putting and Miniature Golf.
The Book of Dagenham by John Gerard O'Leary 1949 Borough of Dagenham, 88pp B/W photographic reproductions & other illustrations include: Central Park - Miniature Golf Course
The Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol Along the American Highway Karal Ann Marling University of Minnesota Press 144pp Jun 1, 2000 ISBN 0816636729
The Good Soldier Ford, Ford Maddox 1915
The Kingdom by the Sea Paul Theroux. Butlins, Minehead crazy golf gets a brief mention
The Wrong Doyle Robert Girardi Robert Girardi pp 448 Sceptre (17 Oct 2002) Set around a goofy golf course in Virginia. Definitely worth a read, I enjoyed it.
The Unreal America : Architecture and Illusion, Ada Louise Huxtable, Norton 1997. Miniature golf style building.
The Years of the Locust (America, 1929-1932)
Gilbert Seldes Published 1933
Little, Brown, and Company
Two Under Par Henkes, Kevin. Greenwillow books, NY; Childrens book
Wacky Nation 50 Unbelievable Days Out at Britain's Craziest Contests James Bamber and Sally Raynes (Oct 2008)
Wanted: Kept Woman
He's good-looking and the CEO of Armstrong Control Systems and wants a women who likes Chinese food and miniature golf.
Where the Heart Is Letts, Billie
Zion’s Camp by Rick Everett
Miniature golf articles appear in the leisure industry press quite frequently, here is a list of the less well-known.
Americana June 1987 Fanciful Fairways-Miniature Golf
American Builder and Building Age Christmas 1930. Indoor Golf a building opportunity. (1 page)
Amusement Business June 22, 1963. Feature is 10th anniversary of PUTT-PUTT GOLF and its founder, Don Clayton
Amusement Business February 15, 1964. Golf profits, includes miniature golf.
Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2005: Comments on "Development Economics throught the Lens of Psychology" by Sendhil Mullainathan
The Architectural Review Source Vol. 68, Dec 1930,No. 409, lxviii-lxxiv the order of a permanent miniature golf-course at Cannes by Messrs. W. H. Gaze and Sons, Kingston-upon-Thames
Best Life Feb 2007 p38 The case for minigolf
Boxoffice Magazine, The Pulse of the Motion Picture Industry, Central Edition, February 11, 1974, Also includes THE MODERN THEATRE, a bound-in section published each month in BOXOFFICE. In This Issue: Miniature Golf Adds Dollars to D-l Tills
Boys' Life August 1998 pp14-17 Play a round!
Business Week September 3 1930 "Miniature golf helps many kinds of business"
Cincinnati Magazine Sep 1986 pp112-114 Back to Basics
Cincinnati Magazine Jul 1993 pp39-42 A putt above by Roger Naylor
Colliers 25 September 1955 "Crazy Golf Course" Theodore Taylor
Cosmopolitan January 1930 "Some call it golf - but I call it Midget Insanity" Rube Goldberg
The Country Home: The Magazine for All Lovers of the Country The Sphere & Tatler Ltd., London, 1910
Country Life 1920 features 'Thistle dhu' pp70-71
Country Life Nov. 1930 issue 'Everybody's doing it these days' p60
Esquire January 1988 Vol 109, No 1 BIBLIOPHILIA: Miniature golf
Family Entertainment Center magazine Miniature Golf Supplier Survey Includes contact information and products/services listing for suppliers to the miniature golf industry. Published 7/99, 4 pages.
FHM Magazine Issue 23 - July 2002 The FHM Definitive Guide to Winning! miniature golf, arm-wrestling, wiffle ball, etc.
Funspot Magazine. 50's Trade publication for the amusement - recreation management industry.
Golfers Magazine March 1930 The John Ross Miniature Golf Course
Golfers Magazine July 1930 Midget Golf Charles Evans, Jr. Photos of Paramount actor Phillip Holmes midget golf course
Golfers Magazine November 1930 Special feature on Miniature Golf architecture including Medinah's miniature course
Harper's December 1930 Miniature Golf to the Rescue by Elmer Davis.
Hobbies December 13th 1930 No.1834 pp360-361 Making an Indoor Crazy Golf Course
Hobbies December 13th 1930 No.1834 p367 "Margoff" The New Hobbies Game
Hobbies December 20th 1930 No.1835 p396 & p399 Another Home-made MIDGET GOLF SET
Hobbies August 1st 1956 No. 3170 Midget Golf Course
Home Mechanix June 1987. Workshop Projects: Miniature Golf in Your Backyard.
Illustrated London News Golf, At the Garden Party--an Exciting Moment of Gofstacle.
Indianapolis Monthly Jul 1997 pp 72-75,110 The Hole Truth by Lou Harry
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Jun 1956 pp17-18 Some People Make money from Golf
The Literary Digest August 23 1930. "Bobby Jones of the Vacant-Lot Golf Clubs"
The Literary Digest January 10 1931. "Golf at the Fireside"
The Literary Digest January 24 1931. Miniature golf courses in London
Mathematics Teacher Powell, Nancy Norem, Mark Anderson & Stanley Winterroth, Reflections on Miniature Golf, Oct 1994, 490-495
Mathematics Teacher Beverly A. May, Reflections on Miniature Golf. Using reflections to determine bank shots. 78, 1985, 351 - 353
Mechanix Illustrated John Savage, Make your own miniature golf course, May 1971, 80-82
Miniature Golf Management (US 1930's) editor Michael J Phillips
Miniature Golf Player (US 1930's) editor Michael J Phillips
Miniature Green (Fanzine)
Modern Mechanics and Inventions January 1931. The invention of Tom Thumb Golf.
Motion Picture Classic magazine, October 1930. Articles about how miniature golf courses were competing with movies for entertainment dollars.
Movie Life August 1946 Spinster Spree for 3 slick chicks on a dateless summer day. Olga San Juan, Gail Russell and Virginia Welles bowling and playing miniature golf.
Movieline December 1991 Bacon Bounces Back: Over drinks, dinner and a game of miniature golf, Kevin Bacon reviews his career moves. (7 pages)
The Nation August 27 1930 Tom Thumb Golf pp 215-216
National Real Estate Journal, Sept 15, 1930. Vol 31, No. 19 - 66 page magazine with black and white photos, advertising and articles. Article - The Miniature Golf Course - Our Latest Major Industry
Nation's Business. Course work (starting up a miniature golf course) Date: 07-01-1995 Whittemore, Meg
Newnes Practical Mechanics, October 1956 (Part 1), November 1956 (Part 2). An Indoor-Outdoor Miniature Golf Course
New Outlook Alfred Emanuel Smith 1935 Outlook Pub. Co.
New Yorker Feb 8, 1930 A piece on Tom Thumb Golf
New Yorker Aug 15,1931 Cover picture of miniature golf course
New York Magazine 3 Jul 1989 p55
New York Magazine 3 Aug 1992 p23 Modern Art Course
People magazine May 1996 article with photo on the death of Don Clayton, the inventor of Putt-Putt Golf
Popular Mechanics Dec 1930 p999
Popular Mechanics January 1931. Midget Golf on Ship Deck Latest Travel Sport
Popular Mechanics Mar 1931 p396 New golf ball will help improve your game
Popular Mechanics June 1950. Miniature golf course in your basement.
Popular Science November 1930 pp22-23 &136-138. Why Midget Golf Swept Country By Jesse F. Gelders. Also found in Popular Science Monthly Magazine bound Volume 117 July-December 1930
Popular Science November 1930 p67. Tom Thumb Golf goes to Sea on Big Liner. Also found in Popular Science Monthly Magazine bound Volume 117 July-December 1930
Popular Science November 1930 pp82-83. 2 page article Golfing at Home on a 9-hole Parlor course Also found in Popular Science Monthly Magazine bound Volume 117 July-December 1930
Popular Science January 1931 p70. Midget Golf to get Steel Greens.
Practical Mechanics, August 1960. pp491-494 Krazy Train Miniature Golf Course.
Readers Digest January 1931. Miniature Golf to the Rescue by Elmer Davis. (Condensed version of article that appeared in Harper's magazine December 1930)
Review Of Reviews November 1930 That Giant, Midget Golf Jesse F. Gelders Illustrated by Thiele from Popular Science Monthly
Rip Off Comix #10 Rip Off Press 1982 . The Rip Off Press Rooftop Miniature Golf Course
Rolling Stone July 17-31 1986 #478/479 Special Summer Double Issue. Ellis Weiner on Miniature Golf
Saturday Evening Post September 27 1930 "Lilliput Putters" Mara Evans p.13
Saturday Evening Post September 27 1930 "Here We Go A-Nutting" Nunally Johnson pp.13 &110
Science and Mechanics December 1954. Game-Room Golf
Shell Progress July 1930 issue of the magazine, a publication of the Shell Oil Company, article on "Tom Thumb" miniature golf.
Smithsonian 1987 June volume 18 number 3. Miniature golf, mammoth craze. In 1916, James Barber laid out a small course "just for fun" and created an American Art form.
The Solicitors' Journal 1928 p771
Sports Illustrated, College football issue September 15, 1969. Miniature golf for $110,000
Texas Monthly Aug 1985 The wee world of golf by Joe Nick Patoski pp 122-127
Time Magazine July 14 1930 Tom Thumb from Tennessee
Time Magazine Aug 11 1930 Up Thumbs and Down
Time Magazine Nov 03 1930 Wee Golf
Time Magazine Nov 10 1930 Mecca of Merriment
Time Magazine Apr 26 1963 Compact Golf
Time Out New York July 17 1996
TV Best February 1956 . Fess Parker - Davy In Kiddieland. 8 photos of Fess Parker playing miniature golf.
TV Fan February 1956 Robert Horton, Nan Leslie & Jack Kelly. Three On A Match. 6 photos of the trio playing miniature golf
Vanity Fair December 1930 The Midget Golf Revolution - the craze which has swept over America and changed our social and economic order Earl Sparling
Weekly World News 28 Sep 1999 p4 13-year-old makes 200 consecutive holes-in-one!
Wonder #9 Winter 94/95 The Complete Illustrated History of Miniature Golf
Recent UK press coverage of crazy golf
Plays"All in the timing" Collection by David Ives, "Foreplay, or: The Art of The Fugue", only in the bigger collection of this name (ISBN 067975928X).
ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST Magazine -- (Full Color Archie Comics Pub. Comic) with Miniature Golf Cover Gag >>> Issue #17 ( 7/1985 )
CRAZY MEN DELUXE Thru Black Holes Comix 1985 Limited edition. Crazy men play miniature golf. Mike Roden, Bob "X"
DEXTER'S LABORATORY #16 Written by John Rozum; art by John Delaney and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Bill Wray. Dexter tries to take a scientific shortcut while playing miniature golf.
Darrell McClure 10/9/1930
'Very Miniature Golf: An After-dinner round' Punch September 17, 1930
Fitz 'Disastrous effect of midget golf on the lay-out of our links' Punch October 22, 1930
Gluyas Williams 'The Vanishing American' Life July 1931
Judge 24/8/1930 'Miniature mayhem in the drawing room'
Judge 31/1/1931 Magazine cover '...get Golf'
McManus 23/8/1930 Bringing up Father Dinty Golf Course Decatur Herald
Review Of Reviews magazine - October 1930 The Miniature Golf Widow
The Rocky Mountain News, Denver May 17 1930
Thiele, Kankakee News, Illinois c.1930
Webb Smith 'Pigmy Golf developing Race of Super-Putters' Los Angeles Examiner June 1930
Brighton University Crazy Golf Exhibition (February 2007)
Golf Zeum (A Hole in Cone)
Meredith Allen (Photos)
Northern Quarter Arts 'DYNAMO' Exhibitions
'Par for the Course' Exhibition by Peter Bellars
Richard Dedomenici Crazy Golf at the De La Warr Pavilion 26-27 November 2005
Manchester Crazy Art Golf (15 - 30 Nov, Northern Quarter Gallery) 18 playable installations with an arty twist
Art and architecture merge with miniature golf in this open call to create holes for the next Walker in the
Rough –" a new, temporary mini-golf course at the Walker Art
Bliss (July 1, 1999) "Positive Reinforcement Isn't Working. Go Back to Belittling"* (Bliss, July 1, 1999) / by Stephen Hersh.
Palmer, Arnold. "Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Sam Snead in Hell" (Mister Boffo, Oct. 28, 1993) / by Joe Martin.
Research Scientists. "He Wants the Government to put a Warning Label on Anything Over Par 3"* (Arnold, Feb. 23, 1984) / by Kevin McCormick. -- A research scientist has been studying the effects of miniature golf on unborn children.
Slides. "The Discoverers of Micro Miniature Golf" (Mister Boffo, Mar. 25, 1999) / Joe Martin.
Brookins, Gary, 1950- "A Plugger Hole-In-One Always Involves a Clown or a Windmill" (Pluggers, July 14, 1999) / Brookins.
Barnyards. "Mickey Mouse Brings Golf to His Barnyard Friends" / by Walt Disney. Mickey Mouse strips from Sept. 27, 29, and 30, 1930, reproduced on p. 60-61 of Golf in the Comic Strips, ed. by Howard Ziehm (General Publishing Group, 1997).
Golf (1930) "He Said He'd Take Me Out In His Car and Give Me Golf Lessons"* (Metropolitan Movies) / Wortman. dated 1930 and reproduced on p. 199 of Cartoon Cavalcade, ed. by Thomas Craven (Chicago : Consolidated Book Publishers, 1945) -- He took her to a "Tom Thumb" (miniature golf) course.
LIFE magazine 9/8/1961 7Up colour ad featuring a couple playing miniature golf
Know any I've missed - let me know. Thanks.
TV and Films
Miniature golf in the media