Smash Putt!

Those reckless artists at Hazard Factory, known for their power-tool races at Artopia, are now bringing that same demolition-derby spirit to the formerly benign sport of putt-putt golf. Smash Putt! will “encourage malicious mischief” among competitors, says organizer Jeremy Franklin-Ross. One hole allows interference with a foot-controlled Weed Whacker to mess with your opponent’s ball. The indoor, nine-hole course features a full bar (with special family hours on Saturdays), since mini-golf “is really meant to be a drinking sport,” says Franklin-Ross. “There are drink holders at every hole.” While braving other hazards including compressed-air blowers, disappearing holes, a Parisian-style traffic circle, and a Ferris wheel, foursomes can compete to win a free drink. (Yes, you get little pencils and scorecards.) And naturally the final hole will pit putters against “several brutal power tools each prepared to take a chunk out of your ball.” Spiked golf shoes are not recommended, but plaid knickers and golf caps are strongly encouraged. BRIAN MILLER

Fridays, Saturdays, 6 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sat., Nov. 21, 12-2 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 28, 12-2 p.m. Starts: Nov. 13. Continues through Nov. 28, 2009

 
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