Get Out: Putters Wild
Last week I went disc golfing out at Kincaid Park. This week I’m back to a more traditional style of golf and I’ve brought a friend along.
Janessa Webb joined me for this Get Out and we challenged each other to a friendly game of golf.
“Here we have 18 holes of blacklight mini golf. There’s fluorescent colors back there. We give you 3D glasses. You don’t have to wear them if you don’t want to, but if you do just watch your step. You can feel a little woozy and things can look a little wonky on ‘ya,” said Putters Wild owner Shawn Rogers.
Janessa and I begin our round on the front nine known as the Polar Course.
The first hole has a challenge board and Janessa has an unlucky spin. She ends up having to use her hands for her first swing of the game.
We are back and forth on the first few holes and I’m thinking I may have underestimated my friend’s putting skills as she is nearly matching me shot for shot.
Things are going pretty well until we hit the eighth, the Penguin Hole.
“It’s shaped kind of like the number three and you’ve got to go around and through the tunnel and get it into the hole. And you’ve got to go past several challenges on your way,” Rogers said.
We limp our way through and make it to the ninth hole, putting us at the halfway point. It was turning into a grudge match. I have a 29 and Janessa is shooting at 31.
Funny thing is, Janessa thought she was winning. I had to break the news to her that the lower number in golf is the better score.
Before we move to the back nine we took a little break to play for a bit.
“In addition to our blacklight mini golf we’ve got a game called Blaster. They’re air cannons. They shoot foam balls back and forth — really fun with teams, you go at each other,” Rogers said. “We also have a game called jump shot. A basketball trampoline game. It’s a one-on-one basketball game, but you’re not really dribbling. You’re blocking and shooting and jumping. It’s really fun.”
After the little break it’s time to get down to business on the back nine.
I knock in a couple of hole-in-ones and I start taking fewer and fewer shots, while poor Janessa, well, she gets a whole lot of practice.
I take the win, but what’s important is both of us continued to laugh and smile to the very end.