I will just tell you now that this was one of the most fun things my family has ever done. Trust me, if you want to have a good time, just go throw some boards together, add a water hazard and dig a few holes in your yard.
Not wanting to leave you hanging, I thought I would show you just how impressive our course turned out to be.
Correction: I may have gotten the word "impressive" confused with "ghetto fabulous."
Behold. The Course:
(Try not to be intimidated by our engineering genius.)
A few of the players:
The game was intense. And brutal. And hilarious. No clubs were thrown but there were a few disputes about the score. The good part was that you maxed out at 10 strokes per hole. The bad part was that some holes required at least 15. (I'm talking to you, Hole #2.)
However, like all good professional backyard miniature golf tournaments, a playoff round was necessary for the top three players. So Sam, Noah and I hit up three more holes.
By the end, only one true champion emerged, and he gave a speech during the trophy ceremony and thanked his fans.
All in all, it was a highly successful, extremely robust game of homemade miniature golf. The yard is back to normal, Noah has found a spot for his trophy and we are already plotting next year's holes. It looks like this has now become a Father's Day tradition.
Good luck to whomever I marry, apparently "Miniature Golf Hole Construction and Execution" is now part of the criteria.