Copyright © 2018
By Ralph F. Couey
Yes, it's a game. And it's fun, so there.
Seriously, Ground Golf was invented in Japan, where it is huge. The game is played mainly by that class of people known as "the elderly," but just because the participants are past their best years, don't think for one moment that there's not some serious competing going on.
Every Wednesday morning, I take my mother-in-law to Blaisdell Park in Pearl City, Hawaii, a lovely piece of greenspace that was once called (and still referred to as) Pearl Harbor Park. Because it sits on the shore of the forenamed historic body of water. There, we meet about a dozen of her friends and acquaintances, fellow players. What follows is actually fairly simple, but complex.
The game is a kind of mix of regular golf and mini-golf. The equipment required to set up the course is simple and temporary.
The Hole. And the ball. In the hole.