CATONSVILLE, MD – The public is invited to participate in Charlestown's 6th annual Winter Putterland, an indoor miniature golf tournament that will be held Saturday, February 25 (10 – 2 p.m.), to benefit the retirement community's Benevolent Care Fund. This fund helps residents who experience an unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond their control.
Open Play will take place in the Erickson Conference Center, located at 715 Maiden Choice Lane. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For more details, or to buy tickets, contact the Philanthropy Department at 410-737-8892.
Scores of Charlestown resident volunteers bring this unique miniature golf course to life each year. A full 18-hole course designed built by members of Charlestown's woodshop will be outlined with 100 two-by-fours. Volunteers sawed, sanded, hammered, and painted obstacles for the course.
Many of the obstacles in the course were designed to divert the golf ball through the use of ramps, pipes, etc. On one of the holes, golfers will shoot the ball through the legs of a clown. There will also be a barn, a rocket ship, and a Baltimore Ravens football player serving as holes along the course.
One of the obstacles will look like a replica of Charlestown's entrance sign on Maiden Choice Lane. Charlestown resident Roger Mackubin built a wooden scale replica of historic Our Lady of the Angels Chapel located on Charlestown's campus.
This year's Putterland goal is $10,000. Nearly 100 businesses in and around Catonsville sponsor course holes or tees and donate prizes to this event, and their involvement is a major factor in the fundraiser's success, according to Pat Kasuda, creator of the event.