By Dan Jenkins
(97.1 THE TICKET) — Every baseball fan’s bucket list has to include walking out on their favorite team’s field and experience what it feels like to see the world from the players’ perspective.
Well, now you’re in luck — sort of. The Toledo Mud Hens, Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are planning to transform their home park of Fifth Third Field into a putt-putt golf course in September following the regular season.
According to the Mud Hens and sports turf manager Jake Tyler it is the first time a minor league park will make a change to a golf course.
“The Links at Fifth Third Field will be flat with no rolling hills and slopes, but it will be challenging,” Tyler said. “The first nine holes will have a lot of angles, dog legs, and sand traps. The back nine gets confusing when the fairway of 14 and 15 intersect each other and hole 17 may be the hardest because it finishes up on top of the pitcher’s mound.”
The course will be open to the public from September 25 through September 28. Tickets are $15 which includes a souvenir golf ball. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Toledo-area charities.
Tee time booking begins on August 4 by calling the Mud Hens box office at 419-725-4367.
So if you have any free time come September, Toledo is only an hour away. How great would it be to experience something like this at Comerica Park…