Lansdowne Resort Kicks off the Summer Fun by introducing FootGolf
Leesburg, VA – May 26, 2015 – Jim Horsman, Area Managing Director, and James Karafa, Director of Club Operations, are pleased to announce the addition of FootGolf to The Golf Club at Lansdowne. The Golf Club at Lansdowne has always been known for its award winning 45 holes of championship golf, now welcomes the latest up-and-coming and exciting new sport of FootGolf starting June 19, 2015.
Recognized as an accredited and certified course by the AFGL (American FootGolf League), Lansdowne is one of only three golf clubs in Virginia that is accredited and certified, but the only private club to be designed by the AFGL. There are currently 411 courses across America registered with AFGL.
“We are so excited to add FootGolf to the many things to do at Lansdowne Resort and The Golf Club at Lansdowne. It’s a very fun game that embraces the best of both soccer and golf,” noted Horsman.
FootGolf is a fast-paced game that combines the skill of soccer with rules of golf and is played on a short course. It does not require a set of golf clubs, but rather, is played with the use of your feet and a soccer ball. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball, which is kicked from the tees with the goal of reaching the hole in the fewest strokes possible. The hole is 21″ in diameter, which is located off to the left or right side of the regular golf green. The rules for FootGolf are basically the same rules that apply to golf so playing the game is simple and fun.
Today, 80% of players are 18 to 35 years of age so it is clear that the sport is one that will continue to grow in popularity in America as people look for more non-traditional forms of recreation to stay active. “FootGolf is a great opportunity for guests, members and our community to experience our award-winning golf courses in a fun and approachable way,” said Horsman. “This activity is family friendly, good for team building, or simply a relaxed way to spend an evening outside while also learning the rules of golf. It can also be extremely competitive and played in a tournament format for individuals or teams.”
Lansdowne’s 18-hole FootGolf Course wraps around the scenic Sharkbite course, designed by Greg Norman, with various hole ranging from 65 to 187 yards. Like golf, groups up to 4 players can play together, with their own ball or a soccer balls will be provided. The dress code is golf apparel with a twist; collared shirt, golf pant or shorts, knee-high argyle socks (optional), Indoor and turf soccer shoes (No cleats).
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