leisure 06.26.09

Golf & Mini-Golf
Plus: the skint

2 New Mini Golf Courses
At the NY Hall of Science's 9-hole Rocket Park Mini Golf, players can learn scientific concepts like escape velocity while putt-putting.
Bushwick's The Putting Lot has nine holes, each designed by a different artist or architect, all on the theme of urban sustainability.

Where to Buy Clubs and Accessories
NY Golf Center
The World of Golf

Golf Mongolia
Andre Tolme actually golfed his way across Mongolia, in a manner of speaking (distance: 2,322,000 yards; par: 11,880)
and chronicled the feat in a book.

Where to Play
MUG's roundup of local courses is a few years old, but even so it should give you a sense of each venue. And find more info
at Golf in NY, including details on Randalls Island and Chelsea Piers.

Miniature Golf is one of our favorite books (out of print but findable) because it traces mini golf history, has terrific pics, and especially for its cover and back decked with Astroturf under plastic.

The USGA Museum in Far Hills, NJ has a comprehensive collection of golf artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia.

Mini Golf in the Region
For more ideas on where to play mini-golf, check out this list.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

alec baldwin, kevin bacon, sj parker and others give tours of central park via your cell phone, free [ongoing]

fritz lang's 'metropolis' with live accompaniment by rock collective 3epkano @ bam, $7-11 [sat 5:30, 9pm]

nyc opera on the pier w. selections from puccini, rossini, verdi, more @ south st seaport, free [sat 7pm]

cheese/wine/old jazz @ stinky bklyn stink-fest. 2pm: 30 eaters compete w. cantalet. cobble hill, free [sun 11am-sundown]

nat'l jazz museum in harlem does big band ellington tribute on harlem meer, free [sun 2-4pm]

broadway (from 2007)

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