John Garnet Carter (Feb. 9, 1883, in Sweetwater, Tennessee – July 21, 1954) was an American inventor and entrepreneur who is considered as one of the fathers of miniature golf. In 1927, Carter was the first to patent a version of the game which he called "Tom Thumb Golf". His course was built on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee where Carter owned a hotel. Within a few years, courses opened all over the United States. Carter eventually sold the rights to his patent and used his fortune to found the Rock City Gardens.
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