Forced to cut its cultural budget or face a total loss of its nation's heritage, Scottish Parliament settled on miniaturizing golf—a fortunate last-minute substitute for miniaturizing kilts. Celebrate the Scots' pared-down pastime with today's GrouponLive deal: for $7, you get registration for one person to the Bar Stool Classic charity mini-golf tournament on Friday, September 16, at 5 p.m. (up to a $15 value). Pre-registration begins at the fountain at Five Points at 4 p.m., and participants will be provided with putters and golf balls. The tournament travels to the following bars and restaurants:
• Five Points Pub
• Group Therapy
• The Thirsty Parrot
• Village Idiot Pizza & Pub
Mini golfers putt their way through local taverns at the Bar Stool Classic, competing for a $500 cash prize and raising money for the Babcock Center Foundation along the way. Instead of honing their hand-eye coordination by skeet-shooting china saucers in their living rooms, participants can practice the delicate art of putting at nine indoor holes. Golfers can partake in wine tastings at two of the watering holes and razz their competitors with saucy limericks at the other seven. Second- and third-place winners will score prizes such as a round of golf for four at Woodcreek Farms or Wildewood, a free golf lesson from Chris Foley, or an electric guitar from Wray Volkswagen. All golfers nab a souvenir golf ball to commemorate the occasion, free rides from Capital Pedi-Cab during the event, and a complimentary T-shirt for showing off their supremely toned wrist muscles. After the tourney, a shindig at Jake's will celebrate the afternoon's feats with a cash bar, complimentary snacks, and rousing readings of golf-cart-repair manuals.
Five Points Association
A nonprofit organization designed to promote and improve the lively Columbia neighborhood, the Five Points Association has spearheaded many projects since the early 1980s, ranging from a large-scale streetscaping project to the construction of two fountains to yearly beautification updates. The group also organizes events to bring people to the landmark district—notably the Five After Five concert series and the city's Saint Patrick's Day festivities. Overall, the association, which comprises more than 100 members each year, works to balance the interests of the Five Points' merchants with those of residents and visitors.
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