NATIONAL MINIATURE GOLF DAY
Annually the second Saturday in May recognizes National Miniature Golf Day. This day is separate from Miniature Golf Day, which is celebrated worldwide on September 21.
Similar to the sport of golf, but as the name suggests it is a miniature version of the game. While still played with a series of 9 or 18 holes, miniature golf courses are shorter, usually themed and have a variety of obstacles which add to the difficulty of the game.
There isn’t any need to call “FOUR” since only putters are used in this version. The distances are too short (usually about 10 yards) to use any of the other clubs in golf. The courses are made mostly of concrete or artificial turf so there are no divots to replace, either! The game is also known mini-golf, midget golf, putt putt and peewee golf.
Some of the more challenging miniature golf courses have waterfalls, caverns and castles with drawbridges as part of their obstacle course.
Now if golf is not your thing, today is also............
NATIONAL ARCHERY DAY
National Archery Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in May. One of the oldest sports still in existence, archery has been around since before 2800 BC bows have been used for hunting and battle. Archery was introduced to the modern Olympic games in 1900 but only appeared again in 1904, 1908 and 1920. Then once again after a long absence, it returned in 1972.
In recent years, archery has been growing in popularity. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) began in Kentucky in 2002. The program has since spread to 47 states and 10 countries, with over 2.1 million kids participating each year. The second Saturday in May is generally the time the NASP tournament is held. This is the largest archery tournament in the world. Each year kids from all over the U.S. look forward to traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, for this culminating event to end their school archery year. The event draws over 11,500 students participating in NASP.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate National Archery in the Schools Program by sharing your archery activities using #NationalArcherySchoolsProgram on Social Media.
National Archery Day was submitted by the National Archery in the Schools Program in March 2015. The registrar of National Day Calendar proclaimed National Archery Day in March 2015 to be observed annually on the 2nd Saturday of May.