PRESS RELEASE – Fifth Third Field is going to the birdies this fall! Before the ballpark gets made into an outdoor hockey rink for Walleye Winterfest, presented by ProMedica, it will become an 18-hole miniature golf course! The Links at Fifth Third Field, presented by Hall of Framers & Meyer Hill Lynch, opens to the public September 25-28.
This is the first time a minor league ballpark has been turned into a mini-golf course. “I always thought it would be interesting to see a natural grass putt-putt course,” says Jake Tyler, Sports Turf Manager. “The timing is perfect to create this once in a lifetime opportunity for our community.”
The Links at Fifth Third Field will be flat with no rolling hills and slopes, but it will be challenging. The first nine holes will have a lot of angles, dog legs, and sand traps. The back nine gets confusing when the fairway of 14 and 15 intersect each other and hole 17 may be the hardest because it finishes up on top of the pitcher’s mound.”
It will take up to two weeks for Tyler and his grounds crew to cut the course into the turf.
The Links at Fifth Third Field, presented by Hall of Framers & Meyer Hill Lynch, will be open to the public from Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28. Admission is $15 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting area charities. Each player receives a souvenir ‘The Links at Fifth Third Field’ golf ball.
Available tee times:
Thursday, September 25 – 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday, September 26 – 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 27 – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 28 – 2 to 8 p.m.
Book your tee time by calling the Mud Hens box office at 419-725-4367.
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