Everything you need to know about Footgolf!
28 July 2017
What is it?
Footgolf is a precision sport, in which players kick a football into a hole in as few shots as possible, it is a hybrid of golf and football.
Playing a hole on a footgolf course is initiated by putting a ball into play by kicking it with your foot from the teeing ground. This activity combines the power of the kick with skill and precision to strategically put the ball in the hole inthe least amount of kicks.
Where did it come from?
The first official FootGolf tournament was played in 2009, and it was created by Dutchmen Michael Jansen and Bas Korsten, the brother of former Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds winger Willem Korsten.
Can I quit my desk job and become a professional Footgolfer?
Not just yet. There are currently no professional FootGolf players in the UK, but the best players in the country compete in tournaments in which there are cash prizes!
What is the Jansen Cup?
The Jansen Cup has been dubbed the ‘Ryder Cup of FootGolf’. It is a competition between the UK and USA, and pits 24 players (16 men, four women and four over-45 ‘seniors’) against each other over the course of two days.
The format sees the first day consisting of a four-ball round, followed by a doubles round, and on the second day the players will play a singles round.
As with the Ryder Cup, points are awarded according to the winner of each round, with 48 points available over the course of the two days
Do I need to invest in kit?
The beauty of Footgolf is that there is no special equipment involved! You don’t even need to bring a ball as we provide those for you!