Foot Golf you say? Ever heard of it? Here is the low down.
The Game: FootGolf is a precision sport, a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf, being more closely related to golf. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf and players kick a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups in as few shots as possible.
The history: The origins of FootGolf are unclear as they can be attributed to many countries or people at the same time, as early as 2001. The first nine-hole FootGolf tournament on a golf course, and played as the sport is know today, was organized in the Netherlands in 2008 by Michael Jansen and Bas Korsten, and played by a mix of Dutch and Belgian professional footballers.
Jansen learned of the sport from Dutch footballer Willem Korsten, who recalled playing a similar game during his time with British club Tottenham Hotspur, who would end training sessions by kicking the ball from the pitch back to the changing rooms in as short a time as possible. Later Belgium and Hungary switched from playing in parks to golf courses and the game was introduced to Argentina in 2010.
The American FootGolf League was founded in 2011. The game was internationally publicized, and countries worldwide started collaborating on the development of the game. FootGolf has been recognized or is in the process of being recognized as a sport in many countries.
Separate to the 'golf' we are also taking the opportunity to raise some much needed funds and supplies for a very local charity. David's Drive 831 collects and provides supplies to Veterans that have ended up homeless. Formed is 2010 in Coatesville, the organisation spawned from seeing the need of Veterans as they passed through the VA Hospital in the area and continue to raise money and supplies for those in need locally.
Here are the event details:
Date: September 10th, 2019
Location: Chesapeake Bay Golf Club
Time: Buses depart Kildare's at 1pm and will return by 7pm for some awards and I'm sure a few beers.
Price per Foursome is $300
The price includes the following:
Greens fees for 18 Holes of Foot Golf
Prizes for contests (see below)
Transportation to and from the course
Beer on the course
On course challenges
Awards and Ceremony at Kildare's
Complimentary Pint of Guinness upon return.
Complimentary High Fives on each green.
2 Closest to the Pin contests with prizes
2 Longest 'Drive' contests
Other On Course challenges
Separate to players/teams, we are also looking for hole sponsors for $100 with ALL proceeds going to David's Drive.
If you are interested in registering a team or a hole sponsorship, please contact Dane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last years tournament was a lot of fun.