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DANNY McCASLIN

 

Eighth Ever US ProMiniGolf Association

Hall of Fame Inductee

Danny McCaslin, North Carolina

Danny McCaslin, has been an active top competitor on the US ProMiniGolf Tour since 1999 and takes every putt serious. McCaslin a Holly Springs, North Carolina native sets his sights high every time he steps on a course setting the bar high for his competitors including brothers Matt and David McCaslin. In 1999 Danny competed in his first USPMGA Masters in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he took second place by nine strokes over that years champion Randy Orr, and third place at the 2000 USPMGA Masters. In 2001 McCaslin became the first “McCaslin Brother” to win a USPMGA Masters Championship title by four strokes under 1998 Masters Champion Steve Norman. Danny continued to practice, gaining knowledge of the Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf course in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and in 2003 McCaslin won his second USPMGA Master’s title over first time USPMGA competitor Hans Oloffson of Stockholm, Sweden. In 2006 Danny McCaslin and Hans Oloffson were in the final group and competed for the USPMGA Master’s title again, however Danny lost by two strokes to Hans Oloffson.

McCaslin practiced what seemed like forever after his loss that year and gained more confidence, determination, returning in 2007 to win his third USPMGA Masters title. Throughout 2009-2012 when Danny McCaslin competed he maintained and stayed in the top ten competitors in the USPMGA Tour. McCaslin returns in 2013 for the annual USPMGA Masters where Danny McCaslin came in second to Olivia Prokopova in a five hole sudden death playoff. In 2014 Danny McCaslin competed again in the USPMGA Master’s and at the end of the 9th rounds, his competitor Ricard Lockner was seven strokes ahead and Danny McCaslin made a great come back and won by one stroke earning his fourth USPMGA Master’s Championship title. Overall Danny McCaslin has seven second place in the USPMGA US Open and seven second place in the USPMGA Masters, to go with his four Master Championships. McCaslin recalls one of his miniature golf mishaps in 2007 in Providence, Rhode Island when he was practicing on the wrong course and once notified of this, there was only half of day left to practice the other course before tournament began, however with the determination McCaslin came out on top and won the event. Danny McCaslin will be inducted to the US ProMiniGolf Hall of Fame October 14, 2017 during the Night of the Master’s at Calli Baker’s Firehouse Grill surrounded by some of the top competitors on the USPMGA first class Tour. Danny McCaslin is considered the “Jack Nicklaus” of USPMGA minigolf, always a threat and in contention to win.