December 14th Special Days - Featuring 39+ Miniature Golf Freebies!

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December 14th is... First Miniature Golf Course Opened (1867), Buy a Christmas Tree Day, Free Shipping Day, Sandy Hook Remembrance Day, Roast Chestnuts Day, NASCAR Birthday (1947), Yoga Day, Monkey Day/Day of the Monkey/International Monkey Day/World Monkey Day, World Energy Conservation Day, National Bouillabaisse Day, Nostradamus' Birthday (1503), National Biscuits and Gravy Day, National Screwdriver Day, AKC Championships, South Pole Discovered (1911), Alabama Entered Union/Alabama Day (1819), Police Day (Bahrain), Local Charities Day (UK), St. John of the Cross' Day, St. Spyridon's Feast

More Special Days: Gingerbread Decorating Day, International Shareware Day, Day Of The Horse, National Wreaths Across America Day, Bring Your Christmas Tree Home Day (UK)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: The Minibook of Minigolf, by Tim Hollis (Author). Publisher: Seaside Publishing (April 14, 2015)First Miniature Golf Course Opened (1867)
-- The earliest form of an 18-hole miniature golf course on record was at the Ladies Putting Club of St. Andrews in Scotland in 1867. Ladies were not allowed to swing golf clubs above their shoulders at the time, hence the creation of the 18-hole putting green called The Himalayas, played with a putter on real grass. In 1916, miniature golf -- then called Garden Golf -- had found its way to the United States when James Barber's Thistle Dhu putting course opened in Pinehurst, N.C.

Read: The Minibook of Minigolf
-- Dinosaurs, octopus, ghosts, mermaids, dragons, rocket ships, castles, and more! The Minibook of Minigolf takes you on a wacky and wonderful tour of miniature golf in the southeast, where it has always been most popular — and where it began in 1925: at Tom Thumb Golf on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee, the birthplace of the game. Enjoy this trip through southern states and classic American memories — then get out on the road, find the nearest course, and play a round or two!

Image: Party Hurray Children Golf Set, with Golf Clubs, Practice Holes, Floral/Animal Obstacles, Golf BallsMini Golf Set -- Cute and colorful golf set ideal for children. It comes with six cute creature obstacles (bumblebee, flowers, snail, frog, crocodile), two putters, two animal shape practice holes (turtle and beetle), two golf balls. Great for both indoor and outdoor golfing fun.

Image: Paradise Treasures Kids Golf Set - Putting Mat Indoor and Outdoor Mini Golf for Children | 2 Metal Golf Clubs, 4 Golf Balls, Golf Flag, and GreenParadise Treasures Kids Golf Set -- Get the whole family in on the fun of this great game combining the challenge of golf with the game of pool. Just roll out the green mat (similar to the fabric found on a pool tabletop) in the den, or finished basement - any level surface indoors, Velcro the rails along the edges and take turns shooting the balls into the pockets - just like the real thing.

Golf Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Mini Golf 3D | includes 18 holes of varying difficulty with simple to use interface, great 3D graphics
Mini Golf 3D
Amazon Freebies:

🏌️‍♂️ Free ebooks about Mini Golf. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🏌️‍♂️ Read ebooks about Mini Golf for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🏌️‍♂️ Free Mini Golf apps

🏌️‍♂️ Free Mini Golf games

🏌️‍♂️ Listen to Mini Golf Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🏌️‍♂️ Watch Mini Golf Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🏌️‍♂️ Listen to Mini Golf Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🏌️‍♂️ Free Alexa Skills | Golf

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🏌️‍♂️ The Geometry Of Miniature Golf

🏌️‍♂️ Putt Worksheet - TeachEngineering

🏌️‍♂️ Golf Theme Units | abcteach

🏌️‍♂️ Miniature Golf Scorecard

🏌️‍♂️ MiniGolf Instructions - ThinkFun

🏌️‍♂️ Golf Coloring Pages - Best Coloring Pages For Kids

🏌️‍♂️ Free Printable Word Search Puzzle | Golf

🏌️‍♂️ Make Your Own Mini-Golf Course: Free Printable Instructions

🏌️‍♂️ Golf Par-Tee | Backyard DIY Mini Golf Inspiration

🏌️‍♂️ Elf Miniature Golf Printables

🏌️‍♂️ Free Mini Golf Teaching Resources

🏌️‍♂️ Free Golf Party Happy Birthday Banner - Mini Golf

🏌️‍♂️ Golf Cupcakes {Free Flag Printables}

🏌️‍♂️ How to Make a Mini-Golf Course, with Pictures

🏌️‍♂️ Mini Golf | Online Learning Games for Kids

🏌️‍♂️ Online Golf Games on Disney LOL

🏌️‍♂️ Gusto Golf Coloring Pictures | YesColoring

🏌️ Golf's New Rules | Downloadable Resources

🏌️ Free Printable Gift Certificate Golf Template

🏌️ Golf Week Magazine | Free Digital Edition

🏌️ FREE online service: Online ProAm Entry, Handicap Calculation, Printable Scoring History, Printable Handicap Card

🏌️ Printable Golf Warm-Up Exercises -

🏌️ Free Golf Worksheets and Printables

🏌️ Golf Printable | Printing Scorecards

🏌️ The Ultimate Mini Golf Date Night - The Dating Divas

🏌️ Golf coloring pages |

🏌️ 10 Best Golf Coloring Pages |

🏌️ Printable Golf Scoresheet

🏌️ Golf Card Templates - print and customize for your favorite athlete

🏌️ Free Golf Gift Printable for Dad

🏌️ Golf dot to dot printable worksheets

Nostradamus (1503)
- French physician, best remembered for his astrological predictions (written in rhymed quatrains), was born Michel de Notredame, at St. Rémy, Provence, France on December 14, 1503. Many believed his book of prophecies actually foretold the future.

National Bouillabaisse Day
- Celebrate by having a bouillabaisse dinner party! Gather the whole gang together for a simmering pot of bouillabaisse. Get the crusty bread ready and eat this meal the traditional way by sopping up the delicious broth with the crusty bread.

Alabama Entered Union (1819)
- On December 14, 1819, Alabama entered the union as the 22nd state.

NASCAR Birthday (1947)
- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a family-owned and -operated business venture which sanctions and governs multiple auto-racing sports events. It was founded by Bill France Sr. on December 14, 1947.

South Pole Discovered (1911)
- The elusive object of many expeditions dating from the 17th century, the South Pole was located and visited by Roald Amundsen with four companions and 52 sled dogs on December 14, 1911. All five men and 12 of the dogs returned to base camp safely.

Monkey Day
- Primarily celebrated with costume parties intended to help draw attention to issues related to simians, including medical research, animal rights, and evolution. The holiday also cuts across religious boundaries and provides opportunities to share monkey stories.

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