August 16, 2017

Footgolf: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you looking for a new way to enjoy soccer? Maybe you want a fun way to work on your skills. Then you should try footgolf. Golf courses all over the United States and the world are adding this option to enjoy this combination of two great games. The Semper Soccer blog has put together this quick guide to resources to help you on your way with this new hobby.

The Rules

The rules of footgolf are determined and enforced by the Federation for International Footgolf (FIFG) and the American Footgolf League (AFGL). There are a couple important rules to point out here. The first involves footwear. Soccer cleats are not allowed on golf courses. Players must wear either indoor or turf soccer shoes. Players also need a regulation size five soccer ball. Your soccer ball should be easily identifiable to avoid kicking the wrong ball on your turn. Finally, remember to always observe the rules of our local golf course. Local ground rules take precedent in in all situations.

Where To Play

Footgolf courses exist on a current golf course with separate greens to avoid golfers and footgolfers interfering with each other. There are more than 500 golf courses available in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  The AFGL has a list of golf courses available to find the one nearest to you. Another handy resource is Go Footgolf, where you can find available courses and book your tee time right from the site.

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