Illustration by Zack Wallenfang
Illustration by Zack Wallenfang

Our story goes like this: We both enjoyed playing mini golf with our families while we were growing up. Our first date was at Big Stone Mini Golf and after that we kept dating and playing mini golf together. The more we played, the more we realized the lack of good resources that were available on many of the courses we were interested in. So we decided to start this blog to share our passion for fun adventures, encourage people to embrace their leisure time and elicit the imagination we see in a timeless game that too often gets relegated as a simple, passing fad.

When he’s not on the greens, Tom is the founder and co-owner of Modern Radio, a Minneapolis based independent / DIY record label. It has been going since 1999 and released records by notable artists including Mirah, Yellow Swans, Deerhoof, Motion City Soundtrack, STNNNG and Vampire Hands. Tom is deeply involved in the arts, music, education and cultural community in a number of capacities including an appointment to the Minneapolis Arts Commission and co-chair of the MN Association for Experiential Learning (MAFEL).

Robin is an award-winning artist who creates a wide range of playful and immersive art experiences. Her work is inspired by leisure culture and themed environments ranging from fairs and amusement parks to playgrounds and miniature golf.

Together, we have played more than 100 courses around the world (and we mapped it out). Our passion for the game also comes through in our design of holes for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 iterations of the Walker Art Center’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf courses, the Tasmeem Doha Festival in Qatar and Sparkle City Mini Putt in Spartanburg, SC to name a few.

If you have any recommendations or inquiries, please e-mail us at acoupleofputts@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @coupleputts, on Instagram @coupleputts or like our Facebook page!