We’re always willing to try different things and this is one that seems to be catching on world-wide! We’re proud, excited and happy to report we are the third Ohio FootGolf course, and the first in the area! This is an opportunity for people who feel intimidated by “regular” golf to get out on the course under a little less pressure.
The origins of FootGolf are unclear as they can be attributed to many places at the same time.
The conversion into a full-fledged sport occurred in the Netherlands, where the rule set was standardized and the game was internationally publicized. Countries worldwide are now collaborating on the development of the game.
FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups.
The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. FootGolf as a game is played throughout the world in many different forms, but as a sport, it is regulated by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG).
The American FootGolf League (AFGL) is the exclusive member of the FIFG and governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States. The AFGL is organizing tournaments throughout the country working with golf courses to bring FootGolf to their clubs as another avenue for revenue and to develop the game further.