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10 minutes ago our club annunced that from this Sunday our club will be open to play footgolf in it. The course will be among the first 9 holes of the golf course placing the footgolf pins on the rough, not too close from the greens. Never played this sport, the only thing i saw about it was a tv show which showed a round of footgolf with a couple of professional football players from Argentina.

Do someone play this sport ?
Do someone have footgolf in his homecourse ? did it affect the golf course conditions ? 

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One course I play has it. Never see anyone using it. 

Another par 3 course I've been on has frisbee golf. I've seen people playing it a couple times. Everyone got along, no issues

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1 hour ago, p1n9183 said:

10 minutes ago our club annunced that from this Sunday our club will be open to play footgolf in it. The course will be among the first 9 holes of the golf course placing the footgolf pins on the rough, not too close from the greens. Never played this sport, the only thing i saw about it was a tv show which showed a round of footgolf with a couple of professional football players from Argentina.

Do someone play this sport ?
Do someone have footgolf in his homecourse ? did it affect the golf course conditions ? 

I believe @Golfingdad has played this a bit.  I think it would be a fun way to get your kids out trying something similar to golf which I would imagine is much easier.  That being said, I don't know that I would want my home course to adopt this.  I know a course here in WI that tried it a couple years ago and they found very few people were interested in it and more(the regular golfers) were annoyed by it.  Although seeing where you are from, it could be more popular.  

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1 hour ago, p1n9183 said:

Do someone play this sport ?

Yes, I've gone a couple of times with my son, and it's a blast.

1 hour ago, p1n9183 said:

Do someone have footgolf in his homecourse ? did it affect the golf course conditions ? 

Not my "home course" technically, but a couple of courses I play have it, and, no, it doesn't affect the course conditions.  The foot golf players are not allowed to wear soccer shoes, and they're asked to stay off the golf greens altogether.  The two courses I know of, one is on a par 3 course, and the other a full size course.  On the full size course, the footgolf holes don't get anywhere near the tee or green complexes of the regular golf holes.  They stay off to the side, near the rough and trees.

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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 located yards away from greens. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf and a percentage of FootGolf players learn golf to improve their competitive skills. The American FootGolf League (AFGL) is the governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States. With more than 500 courses in 49 States, DC, PR & USVI, the AFGL is organizing tournaments throughout the U.S. and working with golf courses to bring FootGolf to their clubs as another avenue for revenue and to develop the game further. Golf facilities usually recover their investment in the first few months of operation and many operators welcome these new clients and introduce them to the game of golf. No soccer cleats or running on the course. Here is a short video with the rules: http://www.footgolf.us/rules - Distances are shorter. You can install an 18-Hole FootGolf Course around the front 9 or back 9 and charge the same as a round of 9 holes of golf. This European sport introduced as a secondary activity (like tennis, bocce, etc) in golf facilities, help them to take advantage of their full real estate, generating extra income with an activity that requires no extra income. Mostly, with people that never dropped a penny at a golf facility before. Thank you!

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I'm neither for nor against this. I'm for people having fun, and if this is what they'd like to do to have fun, more power to them. The only thing I dislike is playing a course for the first time when it has both going on. I once hit what I thought was a perfect approach only to find out I was 20 yards left and 40 yards short to the pin on the green I should have been going for, yet sitting at 5' for "birdie" for this big 20" around hole that I actually hit towards. 

I wish the holes were actually that big in real golf and I also wish that I'd have known that that was a footgolf pin. Made double. In this courses defense it used entirely different pins and colors for the footgolf pins, but this was on hole 1 so I didn't know that yet  

A couple courses I play pretty often have footgolf courses, I have not once seen anyone using them. 

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A local course I play, which I also think highly of, has Foot Golf. It has not changed the course conditions at all, and the hours that they have blocked out for Foot Golf does not interfere with regular play at all!

I don't know how popular it is, since I've never been out there when it could have been played.

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I have played and it was a lot of fun. Not something I could get into long term, but it is a fun thing to do maybe once or twice a year. The course I have played it on was a ratty par 3 so it’s effect on playing conditions was negligible. 

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An update on this topic... after 2 months just a couple of dozen people came and play footgolf. I wanted but finally i never tryed myself. Because of the lack of interest the club filled again the holes and stop the activity. 
 

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My two youngest Grand Daughters play this sometimes. They have a great time with it, plus all their friends are involved. 

They have a 4 week league during the summer, with two games a week. Younger players play 9 pins, and the older players play 18. Everything is a par 3. 

Difference for them is they don't play on a golf course. They play in a local park area, set up like a golf course. The pins (?) are above ground, and are 5 gallon buckets with a lid, and flag pole sticking up. All they have do is hit the bucket with ball to finish the hole (bucket ?).......Red cones mark off fairways, and OB. 

Like golf,  play against par, and each other. Last time they played, there were 22 kids signed up. 18 we're girls. 

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On 5/2/2018 at 9:50 PM, Buckeyebowman said:

I don't know how popular it is, since I've never been out there when it could have been played.

The Meetup group I belong to plays about three times per season.   It's fun, more of a social thing than a competitive sport for our members.

On 5/3/2018 at 10:02 PM, Patch said:

My two youngest Grand Daughters play this sometimes. They have a great time with it, plus all their friends are involved. 

They have a 4 week league during the summer, with two games a week. Younger players play 9 pins, and the older players play 18. Everything is a par 3. 

Difference for them is they don't play on a golf course. They play in a local park area, set up like a golf course. The pins (?) are above ground, and are 5 gallon buckets with a lid, and flag pole sticking up. All they have do is hit the bucket with ball to finish the hole (bucket ?).......Red cones mark off fairways, and OB. 

Like golf,  play against par, and each other. Last time they played, there were 22 kids signed up. 18 we're girls. 

Sometime our Meetup group will do this at a disc golf course too.

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