Introducing your new favorite sport that you’ve never heard of: Footgolf! For fans of both golf and football, footgolf is exactly what it sounds like.
This new sport takes the skills and equipment found on a football field and moves them onto a golf course, where the 18 holes are widened to 20 inches to accommodate the size 5 footballs found on the field.
Following the basic rules of golf, footgolf players must apply their hooking and shooting skills to sink the football in the least amount of shots possible.
Diverse technical shots with varying degrees of power and precision are required to excel, making footgolf an excellent alternative for those fond of the techniques in football without the physical intensity found on the football field.
In 2012, the International Footgolf Federation was established, and it currently hosts 14 member nations – and counting!
In addition to current members, including Argentina, Hungary, and Italy, the Federation hopes to expand their organization to include 10 more nations this year.
The players take their games of footgolf seriously, and one day, they hope to see it included as an Olympic sport!