On Friday I participated in a charity event that is all about community. It’s sponsored by local businesses and in support of two major charities that help out a lot of good people. It’s called Putt-Fore-Me and it is in support of MS – the Multiple-Sclerosis Society of Canada, and Participation House.
What is it? Each business that has supported and sponsored the event has a task to perform, which is to build their own mini-golf hole in their store, and the golfers travel from place to place to meet the staff and try to beat their hole like a cross town mini-putt course!
This year saw 11 locations which had myself and about 30 fellow golfers traipsing all over Brantford, from Hole #1 at Everything Automotive to the ARTC. My particular group started at hole #2.
It began for us at the Brantford Firefighter’s Main Station Hall.
Then it was off to Clarence Street Dental
Participation House & the MS Society teamed up for a hole
We found an out of the way small business in Mulrain Guitars which focused more on their craft than making a super challenging hole. It was kind of a Rube Goldberg machine, you just had to start your ball on its way.
There was only one outdoor hole and its challenge was mostly the snow, cold, and wind! That was Dragonfly Landscaping.
Meridian Credit Union had the most creative hole as voted by the golfers and it was a cross-Canada tour which started with the Rockies,
Then the Prairies,
I suppose this represented Ontario & Quebec?
And finally ended in the Maritimes.
Very fitting for Canada’s 150th.
Another Canada themed hole came from Crossing All Bridges
Forgive the blurry photo on that one.
The food providers for the day also challenged us with a deceptively tricky hole from Sweet Bakery
And another from Strodes & the Pit
We went to the jungle with ARTC
and finished by running the tires at Everything Automotive.
It was a fun day, and for a good cause, and that is the sort of event I love to take part in.
If you want to know more you can check out putt-4-me here.