As you've probably noticed, I haven't been posting much lately. Unfortunately, The Man has me working too much lately so I haven't been able to dedicate a lot of time to the blog. I will try to rectify this in the coming weeks. Anyway, I somehow managed to miss an important (to me) bit of news last week.
I've already dedicated a post to my belief that Silver Spring needs a miniature golf course. It turns out that I wasn't the only one who thought we deserved mini golf, as the county's Golf Course Master Plan included the construction of one at Sligo Creek Golf Course. Now that I am on the verge of having a course within a short stroll from my house, my own neighbors are trying to deny me my dream.
I could care less about the driving range and all that other stuff, although I would like to learn to play "real" golf at some point. What interests me is the plan to construct one or more mini golf courses:
Under the plan, the other big site change would be the addition of miniature golf: Miller said the Revenue Authority intends to put in one 18-hole course and may add a second later. He described the design of the course as "peaceful" -- "no windmills or clowns or things of that sort," he said.
(Clowns scare me, but what's wrong with windmills?)
In the county planning meeting last week, the golf course's neighbors claimed that the proposed changes would create a "amusement park atmosphere" and would cause gridlock, light pollution, noise pollution and dangerous conditions for pedestrians on that stretch of Sligo Creek Parkway. I don't necessary disagree with anything they say, but come on - MINI GOLF!
Look, jettison the driving range idea if this bothers people too much, but for the love of God, spare the mini golf!