As the cold and darkness chip away at our outdoor golf time, indoor putting leagues in many towns and cities take up the slack. Volunteer driven, these events exist by the player, for the player to help keep the most important aspect of our game on point – comradery. And putting.
If you’re in Alberta, there are regular nights in Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton with more groups growing to support players in smaller communities as well. That said, the difference between these events becoming established or fading comes down to participation. Most importantly, be there. Speaking from the experience of co-hosting the Calgary indoor putting league (CIPL), I can say that we look forward to seeing new faces of a wide range of age and skill every week. Ultimately, it costs to rent, unlike our summer game, so participation is key.
These events offer a low pressure, highly social environment to get to know other players and build skills that will push your game forward come summer.
In Calgary, CIPL nights are hosted Mondays at the Calgary Horseshoe Club on 4310 78 Ave SE, which plays up to 40 comfortably. 6:30p set-up/warm-up, 7pm start, 9:30 finish. Formats rotate from night to night from a Horseshoe style, random doubles head to head game, to an obstacle course challenge. Players also shoot for cash at nights end in a 6 basket pyramid or single player putt-off. Cost is $10/night with all non-cost related proceeds going toward payout on the evening. Food and beverages are available through-out the night.
In Lethbridge, IPL is hosted Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00pm at the Park Meadows Baptist Church gymnasium @ 2011-15th ave N. Check the Bridge City Gunners disc golf club Facebook page for complete details. Contact is Rebecca Johnson.