U.S. Pro Mini Golf Tour Comes to Monmouth's Bluegrass This Week

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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            Monmouth Park’s Bluegrass Mini Golf Course will play host to the U.S. Miniature Golf Tour Tournament, sponsored by Drazin and Warshaw, this Friday and Saturday, a first-ever event for the newly opened course and for the State of New Jersey.

            With a total purse of $12,000 on the line, mini golfers from across the globe will converge on Oceanport, N.J. as the prelude contest to the U.S. Mini Golf Masters, played in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this October.

            “It’s quite an honor to host this prestigious event,” said John Forbes, president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, who oversaw the development of Bluegrass Mini Golf.  “It’s a testament to the quality of the facility we built and an event that will bring even more attention to Monmouth Park and the Garden State.”

            Among those set to compete include Olivia Prokopova (U.S. Masters Champion the past two years), Dr. Brad Lebo (Champion of 2008), Matt McCaslin (U.S. Open winner in 2004, 2005 and 2008), Jay Klapper (Champion of 2011) and Randy Orr (1999 Champion).

            Anyone is welcome to play in the U.S. Pro Golf Mini Tournament and may register at or at the course until Thursday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m.  The cost for the open division is $125.  In addition, there are divisions for Seniors, Women, Amateur, Team and Junior players.

            Spectators are welcome to watch all the action, which begins promptly at 8 a.m. Friday, when six of a total 10 rounds will be played.  On Saturday, also at 8 a.m., the final four rounds of competition will determine the winner.  An awards dinner, open to the public, will follow at 6 p.m. Saturday in the William Hill Room (1st floor of the Grandstand).  Tickets are $25.

            Bluegrass Mini Golf, which opened in 2012, is located at the north end of Monmouth Park Racetrack.  With two 18-hole horse-themed courses to choose from, the facility is open seven days a week, weather permitting, from April until November.

            For more information, visit or call directly, 732-587-8062.