Minigolf course, bikes and books at Kurpark
Not too sure whether minigolf could be considered a sport? However it's a funny looking game. This minigolf place right at Timmendorfer Strand's Kurpark is a very cute looking one. We haven't played there but had their fantastic tasting coffee which comes in a plastic cup what's just fine. And a popcsicle. Also this minigolf course offers bicycles to rent. The little booth there sells used books for supporting the local fire department. Cash of the sold books is given to the fire dept. Extraordinary! Also the salesfolks behind the counter are very, very nice.
The earliest documented minigolf competitions were played in the United States. Qualification play-offs were played in all of the 48 states, and the final competition on Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee attracted over 200 players representing thirty states. After the Depression ten years later, minigolf died out as a competition sport in America, and has begun to recover only during the most recent decades. Luckily enough, the American minigolf sport boom of 1930s inspired many European countries, and the fire of minigolf sport lived on in Europe.. In 1938 Joseph and Robert Taylor from Binghamton, New York started building and operating their own miniature golf courses. These courses differed from the ones in the late 20s and early 30s; they were no longer just rolls, banks, and curves, with an occasional pipe thrown in. Their courses not only had landscaping, but also obstacles, including windmills, castles, and wishing wells.
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Beach Volleyball contest
Beach volleyball, or sand volleyball, is an Olympic team sport played on sand. Like other variations of volleyball, two teams, separated by a high net, try to score points against the other by grounding a ball on the other team's court. Competitive beach volleyball teams usually consist of two players, though recreational variations can contain up to six players.
Originating in Southern California and Hawaii, beach volleyball now receives worldwide popularity, even in countries without traditional beaches, like Switzerland.
At the international level, the most elite nations in beach volleyball competition are the United States, Brazil, and China, who have routinely been the most common podium winners at FIVB beach volleyball events in the 2000s. Along with Australia, these are the only countries who have been medal winners at the Summer Olympic Games.
Chessboard huge & painted
If I was to say whether minigolf or rather chess is considered a sport, I most likely answer "rather chess". But then again I have no clue, I yet think this huge painted chess board right at the Kurpark with cosy benches, looks very inviting. Sort of Italian style, like ppl that do the "boccia" thing. As far as I understand, one would ask for the chessmen/pieces at the counter of the minigolf course.
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