Groundhog Open: Downtown Mini-Golf Tournament Set For February

By Scott Sarvay

October 13, 2011 Updated Oct 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Downtown Improvement District wants you to play golf, downtown, in February.

It's being billed as the first-ever "Groundhog Open" to raise money to buy 20-additional flower planters to help beautify the core of the Summit City.

18-holes of miniature-golf will be played indoors, starting at the Grand Wayne Center, across the West Jefferson Blvd. Skybridge, through the Indiana Hotel, across the South Harrison St. Skybridge, into the new Marriott hotel, and then back.

60-planters are already maintained by Fort Wayne Parks Department.

The money raised will maintain those, and add 15-more this first year.

Karl Bandemer with the FW/AC Economic Development Alliance says, “I’m hoping it snows on February second so that those of us who are playing golf, indoors, in shorts and golf shirts, can enjoy the indoor opportunity to play golf on that day."

You can still sign up for four-person teams at $100 per player.

Holes are also available to be sponsored.

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