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Winter Putter Land Raises Money for Charlestown Benevolent Care

February 22, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (February 22, 2016) -- A Thursday, February 25 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)  Winter Putter Land indoor miniature golf tournament will be held in the Charlestown Conference Center in which men and women who belong to Southwest Baltimore County Senior Centers in Catonsville, MD, will compete to raise money for Charlestown's Benevolent Care Fund.


Nearly 100 people from Catonsville, Woodlawn, Arbutus, and Lansdowne Senior Centers will play on a full 18-hole course designed built by members of Charlestown's woodshop. The entire course is outlined with 100 two-by-fours. Volunteers sawed, sanded, hammered, and painted obstacles for the course.


Many of the obstacles in the miniature golf course are 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 is also a barn, a rocket ship, and a Baltimore Ravens football player. One of the obstacles to 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.


Each obstacle ranged in complexity and time from about 12 hours to 70 hours to complete over several months. The woodshop donated about 350 hours to the project.


Charlestown's 300-plus resident-run clubs were also invited to participate in the creative process. On one hole there is a treasure chest to represent the popular treasure sales that are held on campus. Another hole depicts Charlestown's nature trail and features a tree limb across the pathway with gnomes. Yet another hole has a picket fence with flowers to symbolize the Garden Club.