Need a great game to play outside while social distancing? Check out FlingGolf ! I cam across this the other day when searching for new games. FlingGolf has actually been around since 2014. Alex Van Alen came up with this idea, and has grown the sport to over 1,000 golf courses worldwide. I am located in NC, and there are several golf courses in my area that host FlingGolf. So how did Alex come up with this idea and what is it exactly? Alex grew up on a farm west of Philadelphia. He had always combined equipment with games such as football with skates or lacrosse with golf balls. He had thrown a golf ball with a lacrosse stick, but couldn’t get much distance. He wanted to throw the ball at least 200 yards and control with accuracy. So he designed some prototypes, and was able to get something designed! Now it was trying to find a place to play, and thought that maybe all golf courses wouldn’t be the stuffy, uptight places you see on TV. He spoke to some key people at a conference, and said this could be a way to infuse new energy to golf courses. No changes are needed at the golf courses and wouldn’t cost the owner anything. It is a great ROI because they are bringing new people to the course. They now have players playing from a local 9 hole place to Pinehurst or Pebble Beach. He has a lofty goal to have the players conquer all 15,000 golf courses in the U.S and 35,000 golf courses around the world. He is looking for people to pave the way, and to introduce FlingGolf to these other courses. So what is exactly FlingGolf and how do you play?
FlingGolf is a sport that is easy to start and fun to master. You play on any golf course, and instead of playing with a golf club, you use a New Swarm FlingStick thrower to hurl the ball and shape every shot from tee to hole. You can play in a foursome as well. The picture I shared on this post is a FlingStick and how it is constructed. They have junior and adult sized sticks. The junior stick is $89 and the adult sticks start at $119. They even have rental packages if you are needing these to host an event. If you want to learn more, visit their website at www.flinggolf.com.
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