There are two days dedicated to celebrating the game of minigolf every year.

National Miniature Golf Day is marked on the second Saturday in May. In 2021 the date is Saturday 8th May.

There are tens of thousands of miniature golf courses around the world and millions of people play the game each year.

There were around 600 courses in the UK in 2006. The game has boomed in recent years and there are now more than 1,000 adventure golf, crazy golf and mini-golf layouts in the country.

The first miniature golf course was created in St Andrews, Scotland in 1867. The Himalayas Putting Course is still open and is a marvellous place to have a round.

The second of the annual minigolf days is Miniature Golf Day. It is always on the 21st September. This year that will be a Tuesday.

This is from Richard Gottfried, a minigolf blogger. He and his wife Emily have visited 957 miniature golf courses since 2006. For more information visit The Ham & Egger Files blog.