History

The Strange History of Mini Golf

The game of mini-golf was invented in Victorian England because women weren't supposed to raise golf clubs over their shoulders. By the 1950s, the greens on mini-golf courses were made of dyed goat hair.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. In the 1950s, dyed goat hair was used for mini-golf putting greens. 00:40

  2. Coney Island's first roller coaster traveled at 6 miles/hour. 02:28

  3. Crayola means "oily chalk" in French. 05:51

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