The 4th Annual Putt Putt Pub Crawl is returning to downtown Owensboro on July 9. Organizers said the event has been such a success with the local community that it has begun to draw people from out of town as well.
“We’re always humbled to see how many drive from other cities to show downtown Owensboro how much we all care while supporting Building Stronger Families,” said Courtney VonGunten, co-host of the event. “It puts a smile on our faces when we see new friendships being made and everyone really enjoying a day different than most.”
The friendly competition will feature teams of four people (must be 21 or older) and costs $20 per person. To pay ahead of time, participants can use Venmo (@PPPC-2022) or visit/mail a check to Ruoff Mortgage (234 Frederica Street). To register online, click here.
VonGunten said that if a participant does not come with a team of four, they can be paired with other individuals to complete a team. The event will begin at Lure with a 12 p.m. shotgun start.
There are 10 locations participating in the Pub Crawl this year: Bar Louie, Brasher’s Lil’ Nashville, City Walk, Don Mario, Fetta Specialty Pizza, Lure Seafood and Grille, Mellow Mushroom, Ruoff Mortgage, The Pub on Second, and SIP.
“We’re thankful for all of the businesses that continue to participate year after year,” VonGunten said. “We’re excited to see imagination and personality shine through on each hole and can’t wait to spotlight these local businesses.”
The “green cup rule” will be in place for this event, meaning that participants can enjoy an alcoholic beverage while playing if it is in a specially marked cup provided by the participating locations. The cup must stay within a certain area known as “The District,” which will allow players to enjoy drinks from various locations as they move from hole to hole.
This year’s Putt Putt Pub Crawl will donate a portion of proceeds to Building Stronger Families, a home visitation program that helps families set goals and achieve them and connect families to available services. It teaches parents about positive parenting skills and helps children grow up to be healthily independent.