Brutal Course Setup at U.S. Open of Mini Golf Produces Record-High Scoring

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Open is still weeks away, but another U.S. Open — the miniature golf one for pros — took place last weekend in Pennsylvania. Like the pros who’ll face Oakmont in June, miniature golfers at Putt U contended with a difficult course setup.

And some players weren’t happy.

According to local newspaper The Morning Call, this year’s course produced the highest wining scoring average in the history of the tournament. Dog legs, winding holes and obstacles frustrated the field. From the story: “As a result, Putt U drew praise (and some muttered grumbling) for its difficulty as a host site.”

This year’s champion, Joey Graybeal, finished with a scoring average of 41.7 to win by two and earn a $4,000 check. He drank Coca-Cola from the trophy to celebrate his win, according to the newspaper. When he’s not playing mini golf, he has a 6-handicap.