Putt-Putt in the Knolls 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday ‘Fun Day’ of  Mini Golf
Supporting Youth Leadership Long Beach

This year’s event supported Youth Leadership Long Beach,
the high school leadership program that is helping grow future leaders.

A Leadership Long Beach signature event, the ‘wacky & fun’ mini golf tournament,
returned for another afternoon of fun and enjoyment
in Bixby Knolls.

Putt-Putt golfers played the unique ‘mini golf holes’
created by the businesses along the streets of Bixby Knolls.
Golfers visited shops, restaurants and locations with golf holes receiving
light food and drinks while casually competing in the fun!

THANK YOU to our 2019 Putt-Putt Locations

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Norm Cauntay, CFP (R)

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EJ’s PUB

LA CASITA RIVERA

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LONG BEACH CREAMERY

Patricia’s Mexican Restuarant

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RECREATION FITNESS

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SPECIAL THANKS to our 2019 PUTT-PUTT SPONSORS

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Lisa & Frank Chapman

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Lindsay Mais

Derek Wratchford

2019 Putt-Putt in the Knolls Experience

Putt-Putt Awards

Most Creative:

 

 

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Most Challenging:

 

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Tastiest Food:

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Putt-Putt Winners

BEST GOLFERS

 

BEST THEME

 

Thank You to our Volunteers

Thank you to the hardworking Putt-Putt in the Knolls committee! Lindsay Mais, Norm Cauntay, Kenny Allen, Cait Yoshioka, Wyatt Slate, Blair Cohn from Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, Jenn Allen, Rachel Ramirez, Jillian Koehring, Cathy Gies, and Ron Hoppe.

History of Putt-Putt

The first Putt-Putt was held in May 1995 on Pine Avenue in downtown as a result of Lisa Cochrane (LLBI ’94) looking to help promote the five year-old organization more to the community and introduce them to the leadership program. Then for the next 16 years, businesses and restaurants in downtown along Pine Avenue as well as the East Village and the Pike hosted miniature golf holes and welcomed upwards to 300 golfers for light appetizers, drinks (alcoholic and non) and challenging golf holes. Over the years, some of the challenging holes and receptive locations included George’s Greek, Alegria, Shannon’s on Pine, Appleby Real Estate, Bob the Chiropractor, Gladstones, Village Treasures and more.

What is Putt-Putt in the Knolls?

As part of the 30th Anniversary Experiences for Leadership Long Beach in 2018-19, a group of volunteers who were involved with Putt-Putt brought back the social alumni event and decided to stage the event in Bixby Knolls.  With the support of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (Blair Cohn and its board of directors), the group spent six months planning the event for the new locale.  Click here to see the results and impact of the first Putt-Putt in the Knolls.

Now in 2019, Putt-Putt in the Knolls was a wacky & fun miniature golf tournament for a social afternoon in Bixby Knolls on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The event had golf participants play ten (10) miniature golf holes that are designed and set up by business locations in Bixby Knolls. Golfers competed in this friendly and low stress environment, which was more about socializing and engaging themselves with businesses.

COVID-19 UPDATE
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many businesses need to pivot. We are currently reviewing our programs and are offering services virtually to support our community during this uncertain time. We will have updates on our youth program and 2021 Institute Program by the end of July, 2020.