Footgolf Is Golf Played with Soccer Balls

(Photo: Las Vegas Footgolf)

Kick the ball in the hole and scream "GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!" Then fall over with a broken leg.

Got it? Now you're ready to play Footgolf. It's played like golf in that the goal is to put your ball into the hole with as few strokes as possible. The main difference is that you kick a soccer ball instead of swinging a club.

Footgolf is a growing sport that is starting to take over some golf courses as the popularity of that sport wanes. In fact, there was even a World Cup in Argentina that drew 230 footgolfers from 26 countries. Atlas Obscura writes about this exciting new sport:

A round of FootGolf takes half the time of a normal round of golf, and the only equipment required is a size 5 soccer ball. The simplicity of the sport has helped attract soccer players and golfers, adults and kids alike. A typical FootGolf uniform features knee-high argyle socks and shorts, with many athletes opting for newsboy caps. Cleats, however, are off limits.

According to Juan Fernandez, director of marketing for the American FootGolf League (AFGL), there are now 450 courses in 49 states. “The golf industry is embracing FootGolf right now; at the beginning they were just looking at us,” says Fernandez, who has worked at AFGL since 2012. “Now they see that FootGolf is here to stay.”

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