Twisted Tea Off putts for The Janzen House

Twisted Tea Off putts for The Janzen House


Golf courses are not in playing condition, but golfers were showing off their putting skills at the first annual Twisted Tea Off in downtown Marquette.

Over 40 teams competed in the mini-golf tournament that took golfers to bars and restaurants in Marquette.

Players were dressed up and ready to putt-putt their way to 12 unique holes.

“We have 42 teams coming out, and they’re all dressed up fun attire, golf attire, and ready to have a good time,” Marquette Downtown Development Authority Events and Promotions Coordinator Samantha Collins said.  “It means a lot to the community, to The Janzen House, and people are just ready to have a good time.  It’s been winter too long, so this is a great way to kind of push that aside and enjoy the spring weather that’s to come.”

Besides bringing business to the downtown area, the event also raised money for The Janzen House.

“We just have such a wonderful, walkable downtown, so we wanted to find a way to get people out and enjoy it, and at the same time benefit a local charity,” Collins said.

Collins said they hoped to raise $2,000 for The Janzen House, and they exceeded that amount by about $500.