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Orange County Mini-Golf Has Reopened, LA County Not-So-Much

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L.A. County hasn't opened up its own mini-golf courses yet. But Orange County has said "fore" to local businesses, as long as modifications are made to allow for safe play. Those have included social distancing, sanitizing equipment, and employees wearing masks (although they no longer have a choice, given today's mandate b Gov. Newsom).

Mock it if you must, but mini-golf calls on the same skills professional golfers use when putting. There are even professional mini-golf tournaments, where deft players face off for prize money — whether on a more straight-forward course, or one featuring the absurd obstacles your mind when you think of miniature golf. (Mini windmills or moats, anyone?)

You can read all about the wild world of professional mini-golf and the ABC TV show about the sport that's drawing millions of viewers at the link below — and find out what it takes to become a mini-golf pro. (Beyond paying your registration fee. Though that's kind of the main part.)