Floppy Shots Mobile Mini Golf has set up shop in the Shops at Polson Park, open Saturdays for the public to enjoy a round or two. (Morning Star file photo)

Mini golf hits the road in Vernon

It’s like mini golf, only portable

It’s like mini golf, only portable.

That’s the idea behind a new Vernon-based business, Floppy Shots Mobile Mini Golf, which is gearing up to run on Saturdays at the Shops at Polson Park, starting Jan. 6.

“Just like it sounds, it’s a business that delivers mini-golf to functions such as birthday parties, graduations, reunions, weddings, staff barbecues and so forth,” said founder Jen Herrick. “You may have seen (us) set up at Canada Day at Polson Park, or at Lumby Days in the tennis courts. Or even at the Vernon Winter Carnival’s Toonie and a Tin at Kal Tire Place. The possibilities are endless.”

Herrick came up with the idea of portable mini-golf in 2015 when her four children went through a phase of wanting to play mini-golf endlessly throughout the summer. She researched the possibility of opening up a mini-golf facility in Vernon; however, the expense and time commitment was too substantial for her at the time.

Upon her research, she stumbled upon a company in the USA who built mini-golf greens and sold them to rental companies.

Herrick, who took her first year carpentry course at TRU in the late-’90s and truly loves to work with wood, took it upon herself to build a full 9-hole course that following winter.

She and her husband, Aron, came up with the design of each hole. She ordered all the supplies needed, including putters, flag poles, brightly colored golf balls, ABS obstacles, and with the help of some close friends and acquaintances, Floppy Shots Mobile Mini Golf was born.

“The response has been wonderful,” Herrick said.

So wonderful, in fact, that Herrick spent the winter of 2016 building another 9-holes so that she could do multiple rentals.

This winter, Herrick and her crew have set up a 10-hole mini-golf course in The Shops at Polson Park. Every Saturday in January and February from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public can come to the mall and play a round or few of mini-golf. $5 for one round, $8 for two rounds, and $10 for three rounds.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Boomer Talk: Vernon homeless outreach team and COVID-19

Columnist Carole Fawcett catches up with two generous women going above and beyond to support the community

Morning Start: Dogs can smell cancer

Your morning start for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

New Lumby Disc Golf Course nears opening

Man behind new outdoor village activity says course will open “in a couple of weeks”

Vernon man arrested after reports of assaults on Kal Lake Rotary Pier

RCMP officers successful in taking man into custody after takedown on railway trestle

Lake Country UBCO grad wins top honours

Teagan MacDougall is the 2020 recipient of the Pushor Mitchell LLP Gold Medal Leadership Prize and $10K

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

Canadians with disabilities disproportionately hit by COVID-19 pandemic

More than four out of 10 British Columbians aged 70 and up have various disabilities

Camping offers a great pandemic escape, for less money than you might think

But for many first-timers, knowing what to bring can be a challenge

Turbulence in Canadian opinion on airlines COVID-19 response: poll

Thousands of people have beseeched Transport Minister Marc Garneau to compel airlines to issue refunds,

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

Most Read