Most golfers have a bucket list of courses that they want to play before they die. Whether that list includes a trip to Scotland or Ireland, or maybe a few exotic American tracks like Pebble Beach or Bandon Dunes, the desire is typically there while the execution could be lacking. For Dan Caprera, he had a mini bucket list idea and acted on it.
When Dan Caprera graduated from college, he wanted to do something crazy before he looked for job. That idea involves miniature golf and a lot of driving.
“There’s never really been a 50 state journey,” Caprera said. “I sort of thought this would be a cool, original thing to do.”
The Denver man has loved mini golf since he was kid. Caprera set out to find the so-called best mini golf course in every state and write a blog about how each one compares based on his opinion.
“Drove south to Albuquerque, then I drove to Oklahoma City, then Dallas, then all the way around America,” Caprera said.
So far, he has spent the last 10 weeks driving more than 20,000 miles to 49 states including Alaska.
Naturally, the only state Caprera has yet to conquer is Hawaii, but there’s no way he’ll stop at 49 states. His 10-week, 20,000-mile 84-hour journey makes hopping on six hour flight over to Scotland seem pretty tame.
You can see when and where Dan came to your home state by checking out his blog, appropriately called “America’s Best Mini Golf.”