Footgolf at Gambler Ridge
Gambler Ridge is introducing a new way to enjoy the golf and the course itself. What happens when you take the most popular sport in the world and fuse it with the most respected sport in the world? FOOTGOLF, A new sport that is making its way east across our great nation is FootGolf. FootGolf is a fusion of Soccer and Golf combined to one great playing experience which can be played right along with the flow of traditional play.
FootGolf is played by kicking a soccer ball into an oversized hole (21”) to score. The rules are very similar to golf with a few variations. Full set of rules can be found on www.FootGolf.net. An average 18 hole round of of Footgolf is laid out over 9 holes of traditional golf and takes approximately 2 hours to play when in a 4-some. Players range in age from 8-70 and much like golf, any level of player can enjoy the game. It is a great way to spend some quality time with friends and family in a competitive atmosphere.
The soccer ball will travel on average about 60yds (with the roll) for the average player and thusly a FootGolf par 4 will fit on half of a traditional par 4 golf hole. Putting will remain tricky and you will find yourself struggling at first as those short shots are not as easy as you think.
Golfers will find the rules to be very familiar and the traditional matches can be played ie.. Nasau, match play, skins, stableford etc.. Soccer players present and past will find getting the ball down the course easy but those mid range shots will require some finesse. FootGolf is finding some fans in the traditional golf that many may not of expected to jump onboard.
What they are saying!!!
“I am the 38th President of the PGA of America and I am stoked about the American FootGolf League at The Legends Golf Club.”
January 28th, 2014
“So we want to get people on the Golf Courses, whatever that looks like, whatever form of Golf they play, but we want them at the Golf Courses, enjoying being outside, walking the fairways with the desire that at some point they play the traditional game. That is the goal.”
Mark King – CEO & President
TaylorMade Adidas Golf
January 22, 2014
“One thing I am thoroughly convinced of, FootGolf is here to stay, and those of you that are sports fans, have the rare opportunity to see an innovative, major sport-to-be grow and mature right in front of your own eyes. I am also convinced, regardless of your age and gender, you will want to play FootGolf and, when you do, you’ll enjoy it.”
Dan Poppers, Editor.
GOLF News Magazine
Players can make teetimes just like any other golfer please call and make a tee time today 8004278463. Group play, Fundraisers, and Team Events are available and will be a great alternative traditional golf to raising money or for team building. For booking an event please contact Pete or John at 8004278463 or put your information above.