Museum Ship Installs Temporary Putt-putt Challenge as the Countdown to Solheim Continues

August 17, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) To celebrate the sport of golf and the City of Toledo (host to this year’s international Solheim Cup) the National Museum of the Great Lakes has temporarily installed a custom-built putt-putt green onboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Visitors to the Museum Ship are being challenged to sink a hole-in-one to take home a special prize.

“Spanning nearly 30 ft. across the museum ship’s deck and overlooking the ‘Mighty Maumee’ and Downtown Toledo, the ‘Freighter Golf’ putt-putt green aims to challenge and provide fun for any age or skill level,” shares Ellen Kennedy, the museum’s Director of Education and Visitor Experience. “We hope to encourage golf enthusiasts to visit the east side of the river bank and look forward to being a part of the Solheim Cup’s excitement.” 

“Freighter Golf” putt-putt green will open for use Thursday, August 19, and remain available through Monday, September 6. Access to the green is included with Museum Ship admission and the putt-putt green and hole-in-one challenge will be open for visitors during the regular museum hours of 10 a.m – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday.

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