FootGolf? Yes, FootGolf. Where Do I Sign…

 

Here’s all I have to say about the advent of FootGolf: “It’s about freakin’ time.” Anything that essentially combines my two favorite participatory sports — and knee-high argyle socks — has my full attention and support.

I knew there was something out there like this, but until I read this piece, I had no idea it was so well developed, and so intrinsically awesome. As a devotee of disc golf, I embrace the game in all its alternative forms. But this one takes it to a new level. There’s even a rule book, to be consulted in the event one’s approach hits the pin and ricochets backward into a lake. (Of course, if that should happen, the ball would be floating on the surface and could presumably be retrieved, prior to a legal drop).

Soccer and golf have a long and distinguished history together. There’s the dreaded foot wedge, of course. And there was that time Alan Shearer played through our group at Gleneagles. I’d love to see him hole out with a proper foot wedge and run the length of the hole with his signature hand held high.

Check out more information here. There’s apparently a FootGolf facility in Las Vegas, but that’s awfully far away. If anyone out there knows where this activity can be pursued here in New England, I’m all ears. After all, there was a FootGolf World Cup held in Hungary in 2012. I now have my sights set on 2016.

TOPICS: Further Afield, Golf, Lifestyle, Soccer

ABOUT: Hal Phillips

Hal Phillips reckons his barn — from whence he writes on sporting, travel and lifestyle subjects (when he’s not overseeing his media company, which serves clients in North America and Southeast Asia ) — is the most cosmopolitan out-building in the Great State of Maine. He's the former editor-in-chief of Golf Course News and his freelance work has appeared in GOLF Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Links, Golfweek and dozens of other titles, some of which still exist. He Tweets from @MandarinHal.

3 Responses to “FootGolf? Yes, FootGolf. Where Do I Sign…”

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  1. Rob

    PLease contact AFGL at [email protected] or (760)325-0383 to bring FootGolf to a golf course in your area. They’re ready and waiting for your request. Thank you!

  2. Tom

    Once again, the retards who can’t play sports throw in a soccer ball!

  3. Jerry

    Okay Tom, because of you, we have two choices here: you or the soccer world. Hard to decide…

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