Residents putt mini golf to test

GOOD TIMES: Trish Bartlett, Shirley Dennis, course creator Bernie Mundy and Denise Madden enjoying the mini golf course.
GOOD TIMES: Trish Bartlett, Shirley Dennis, course creator Bernie Mundy and Denise Madden enjoying the mini golf course.

Residents at Lincoln Grove Retirement Village are putting their golf skills to the test with their new on-site mini golf course.

In addition to the chocolate prizes and coveted bragging rights on offer, the course helps residents connect with one another and its design helps reduce back strain.

Each week 10 to 12 residents play nine holes of mini golf before stopping for a tea break and playing the course all over again.

Lincoln Grove's mini golf course has been designed with residents' health in mind, including adding suction cups to putters to make it easy for them to pick up balls without straining their backs or knees.

Village maintenance manager Bernie Mundy, who installed the course, said he started with six holes but as more residents responded it grew to nine.

"The laughs and giggles you hear coming down the corridor are unbelievable," Mr Mundy said.

"It's now locked in the activities calendar every Wednesday."

As well as cultivating a sense of fun and community, the golf games can be unpredictable as Mr Mundy mixes up the course obstacles weekly.

For more information on Lincoln Grove Retirement Village visit retireaustralia.com.au/lincoln-grove.