Metafilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up MiniGolf Chicago Classic - Round 1
posted June 24, 2014 1:56 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed July 9 at 6:30 PM, Jahn Elementary School (parking lot)
3149 North Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
For those of you with a friendly competitive streak (you know who you are and I know who some of you are), I will be organizing the MetaFilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up Mini Golf Chicago Classic -- two separate days where we play mini-golf at the pop-up courses run by City Mini Golf.
Join fellow MeFites in Chicago for our Month of Meetups celebrating MetaFilter's 15th anniversary EVERY! DAY! OF! JULY! or as close as we manage. All credit for MoM15 idea goes to eamondaly.

Round 1 will be on a weekday - I'm thinking Wednesday, July 9th but not sure yet -- at around 6:30 pm at Jahn Elementary School, 3149 N. Wolcott Ave. Date is flexible - time is pretty set as I think it closes at 8:00 pm daily. (Still looking into details.)

Round 2 will be on Friday, July 25th again starting around 6:30 pm at Lake View High School. After the match, awards will be given and fellowship will be had -- either at the Long Room or in my nearby backyard or likely both. Details TBD.

And yes, there will be prizes. You need not compete at both or either, but you may not qualify for grand prizes if you do not.
posted by MCMikeNamara to Meetup (21 comments total)

I'm down!

Each week, he sets up shop in a CPS parking lot and donates 15 percent of his proceeds to the host school. Last year, Michaels gave about $900 per week.

If I'd known that "charitable mini golf king" was a viable career path, I would have run my life rather differently.
posted by Iridic at 2:36 PM on June 24, 2014 [6 favorites]

I may borrow a small child for this.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:53 AM on June 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

You guys I screwed this up and meant for it to be on the 9th, as the text says, not the 10th, as the post title says. Sorry if this changes things for anybody.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:35 AM on June 25, 2014

It's still fine for me.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:18 AM on June 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

Want to do this, but I fly back from Florida on the 8th and fly to St. Louis on the 10th. Really just depends on the laundry.
posted by eriko at 12:27 PM on June 25, 2014

dude, both Florida and St. Louis have laundromats.
posted by garlic at 9:01 AM on June 26, 2014

It's a great thing that this current moment is a (a) stricter budget than usual time period and (b) trying to consolidate our clothing space, or something really stupid might have just happened at
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:15 AM on July 7, 2014 [4 favorites]

Looking forward to seeing as many folks as possible tonight. I figure depending on turnout we can split into 2 or more groups as needed. Scoring will be, of course, on golf's traditional honor system, but not to the level where TV viewers call in to narc on potential rule violators.

(And for the record, this and this topped off by this would not have been stupid at all.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:41 AM on July 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

It shocks me that I have no argyle in my wardrobe.
posted by eamondaly at 8:16 AM on July 9, 2014

that also shocks me.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:49 PM on July 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh, wow. Black Dog is right there. As is Beat Kitchen!
posted by eamondaly at 1:14 PM on July 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

Might be late. On a phone call.
posted by eamondaly at 3:39 PM on July 9, 2014

I am also running late but will be on my way shortly!
posted by jessypie at 3:59 PM on July 9, 2014

We may be on time for a change but will hold up for a late group.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:05 PM on July 9, 2014

I am here. Looking in the Lazy Dog Windows
posted by crush-onastick at 4:16 PM on July 9, 2014

My clever plan is to get off the Brown Line at Paulina and trot down to the lot. We just hit Southport, so I shouldn't be extravagantly late.
posted by Iridic at 4:26 PM on July 9, 2014

Stevie Nicks' Fajitas Round-up
posted by eamondaly at 6:59 PM on July 9, 2014

All's well that ends well! Two holes in one!
posted by crush-onastick at 8:09 PM on July 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

Um, so, awkward but the feeling I had that there had been a math error made on scoring last night turned out to be correct, and even more awkwardly, guess who it benefited?

Long story short, I had shaved 3 points off my score, so Zaximus and I have switched 6th and 7th position. Zach, I apologize for robbing you of that glory for even one moment, let alone a whole evening.

The final official tally for Round 1:

eamondaly 49
crush 51
jessypie 52
iridic 52
garlic 53
zaximus 56
mcmikenamara 57
andy* 62

* represents not a MetaFilter screen name

(The actual score card spreadsheet is here.)

Those of you who were maybes for Round 1 or are still tracking this thread should still show up for Round 2 if you can. The competition is friendly and there is still the possibility of prizes even if you weren't there last night.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:43 AM on July 10, 2014

That sixteenth hole. It haunts me.
posted by eamondaly at 9:47 AM on July 10, 2014

And Team Fun seriously destroyed the back 9. Sheesh.
posted by eamondaly at 9:48 AM on July 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

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