Foot golf: Just like golf but kicking - New York News

Foot golf: Just like golf but kicking

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

It's one of the most popular sports in the country, played by millions of people every week. But there's a new spin on the game of golf.

Instead of taking a swing or a hack at your ball, this new idea is encouraging golfers to kick their way onto the green.

A hot new idea is growing in California, combining a pair of popular sports. And foot-golf is exactly what you'd expect.

Instead of tee-ing off, these players are "kicking off" -- trying to get a soccer ball into a large hole in as little shots as possible.

"But just like golf - the putting - the short game is going to be where you need to be making your best strokes," says Karl Van Dessel, foot-golf coordinator. "It's all about the touch."

Lilly Bewly and her friends heard about the new sport and decided to give it a try. So they put away their clubs and grabbed their cleats.

Foot-golf has been extremely popular this past summer, with more than 2,000 people signing up to play.

"We've had a number of coaches that have had multiple teams come through, soccer teams, boys and girls."

And don't be fooled by the larger ball. Keeping your shots on this fairway isn't easy. And don't expect to see Augusta or even Pebble Beach adding a foot-golf tournament to the schedule.

But that's not keeping these foot-golf players from dreaming of nailing a "goal in one."

In case you're wondering, there is an American Foot-Golf League, and Arizona has its own chapter.

But as of right now there are no local courses offering up a foot-golf course.

Arizona Footgolf Association

footgolfarizona.us

www.facebook.com/arizonafootgolf

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York

    Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:35:06 GMT
    To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says.
    To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says.
  • First look at electric carriage that may replace horse buggies

    First look at electric carriage that may replace horse buggies

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:02 GMT
    New York has never known a Central Park without that rhythmic click-clacking. But if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, he'll put those hooves out to pasture, replacing them with a different noise-maker. Actually, excluding its horn the electric carriage makes little noise at all. It runs on lithium-ion batteries, has a variable-speed a/c motor, and is relatively silent, says Jason Wenig.
    New York has never known a Central Park without that rhythmic click-clacking. But if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, he'll put those hooves out to pasture, replacing them with a different noise-maker. Actually, excluding its horn the electric carriage makes little noise at all. It runs on lithium-ion batteries, has a variable-speed a/c motor, and is relatively silent, says Jason Wenig.
  • Ex-NBA player: Re-entry tougher than serving time

    Ex-NBA player: Re-entry tougher than serving time

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:50:46 GMT
    Jayson WilliamsJayson Williams
    Former NBA player Jayson Williams says trying to re-enter society after serving time for shooting a limousine driver was more difficult than being in prison.
    Former NBA player Jayson Williams says trying to re-enter society after serving time for shooting a limousine driver was more difficult than being in prison.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices