On March 22, students walked into the dark to play a round of shining Glow Golf hosted by WSUSA.
The event was held from 6–8 p.m. in the main ballrooms of the Shepard Union Building. The event was free of charge to all students and their families.
WSUSA designed and built the course in anticipation of the student participation.
Maddi Johnston is a longtime WSUSA member and was in charge of putting on the Glow Golf — her last event. Her objective was to get Weber State students together to play nine holes of golf.
Each hole featured a different, glowing obstacle. From bowling pins, to mini ramps, to steep or crooked turns, the nine hole course was meant to give students a challenging golf experience on the WSU campus.
Even though the concept has been done by various companies, it was a way for students to enjoy a unique activity right at Weber State.
While open to entire student body, Johnston and the rest of the organizing committee focused on their target audience.
“We are collaborating with the non-traditional students on campus for this event,” said Johnston. “Ffity-one percent of our student population is non-traditional, meaning they are out of normal college age range or they are not from this country.”
Even with the focus on the inclusion of non-traditional students, Johnston tried to make Glow Golf inclusive to the entire WSU community.
“So including their families, where they can feel comfortable bringing their children… Our goal for this event was just to try to put on a family friendly event, but also include the students as well,” said Johnston.
The dimly-lit ballroom filled with glow-in-the-dark decorations drew in crowds of students eager for a round of miniature golf.
Brian Choi was another WSUSA member who was a part of the Glow Golf staff. For him, the excitement and focus was on how the student body could participate and enjoy the event.
“Its an amazing event… its basically, there’s a little bit of black light, all the golf sticks, all the obstacles, all of the balls, they are all going to be glowing in the dark. It’s really cool.” Said Choi.
Choi also touched on the event’s focus on including the non-traditional students at Weber State.
“So Weber State University is a little different because, where as most of the other universities, their age demographic is fairly low. 18–22 is the average age,” said Choi. “This event is more tailored towards the non-traditional students, where they can also participate and feel free to bring their children, their nieces, and all just participate.”
The Glow Golf event showcased Weber State’s diversity with Wildcats of different ages and different ethnicities going to the ballroom to play glow in the dark golf.
WSUSA’s next event is “Weber Escapes” and will be held in Shepherd Union Ballroom A on March 29. The event will be free to students.