If you're ailing with spring fever and just can't wait to get outside and swing the golf clubs, there might be an event that will help ease those symptoms and help you practice your swing, although golfing outdoors might not exactly be an option this week.
The 12th Annual 18-hole Indoor Spring Fever Mini Golf Scramble will take place Thursday at the Grand International, 1505 N. Broadway.
The mini golf scramble is sponsored by the Colin Brown Y's Men's Club with the proceeds benefiting Triangle Y Camp. Registration for the scramble will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., with a start time of 6:45, and the entry fee is $20 per two-person team. The golf scramble is open to everyone and there is no age limit.
An 18-hole golf course will be set up in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand International, complete with side rails and golf obstacles like a outdoor or mini golf course, said Rob Buchholz, the current president of the Colin Brown Y's Men's Club in Minot. Teams of two will go through the course and see how they score, he added. There will also be snacks and a cash bar.
Trophies will be presented to the best men's team, the best women's team and the best co-ed team, Buchholz said. There will also be drawings for door prizes and everyone ends up winning something, he continued. Additionally, there will also be a raffle for bigger prizes that people will have the opportunity to win.
The golf scramble is a fundraiser that the Colin Brown Y's Men's Club does, said Buchholz. "We decided this would be something fun to do while the weather is not nice," he added. The golf scramble is just a fun event, Buchholz noted. "You don't have to have any golf skills to participate. Everyone can putt."
New at this year's golf scramble will be the addition of new side rails that have been built for each hole, said Buchholz. "We had those last year, but they're all brand new this year. It will have a new look," he added.
People participating in the golf scramble seem to enjoy the friendly competition aspect, Buchholz noted, and encouraged everyone to attend. "Most people like going to a mini golf course," he also said.
"It's a fun event, good indoor fun and it's for a good cause."
For more information about the 12th Annual 18-hole Indoor Spring Fever Mini Golf Scramble or to pre-register, people can call the Minot Family YMCA at 852-0141.