Peewee Golf Inventor: 0050.0759

PEEWEE GOLF MAKES INVENTOR WEALTHY. – Sells Rights for Cool Two Hundred Thousand Dollars, and Adds More to Bank Account.

            His wife told him to quit playing and go to work.  Business men stood by and laughed.

            Acquaintances thought him insane and children thought he was building a playground for them. That was when Garnet Carter started constructing his first miniature golf course on top of historic Lookout mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the fall of 1927.

            Today there are some 25,000 baby golf courses in the country.  It also has been calculated that 3,000,000 people indulge in the new sport every day.

            Garnet Carter hardly had finished his tiny course three years ago when friends all over the country began to clamor for one like it.  They telephoned and wired for immediate shipments regardless of cost.

            Just recently Carter sold his rights for making miniature golf courses to a man named Robinson for $200,000 cash and prior to that he had added some $300,000 to his bank account from individual sales made.

0050.0759: Peewee Golf Inventor

Inventor of peewee golf wealthy from individual sales of his courses, and now sells his rights for making the miniature courses for even more money.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  October 30, 1930
Pages:  12
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

peewee inventor wealthy bank account miniature golf course

Subjects:

People arrow Carterarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Entertainment arrow Miniature Golfarrow

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