Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Foot Golf Twosome- $150 (Running shoes or non-spike athletic footwear required, no soccer cleats)
Hosted at Half Moon Bay Golf Resort
2:00 to 2:45 Registration
2:45 to 3:00 Rules & Orientation
3:00 to 5:30 Shotgun Start
5:30 to 8:00 Casual BBQ Dinner
This is an 18 hole event and teams will be made of two participants. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside Girls Golf Mentoring program.
*Hole Sponsorships Available*
What is Foot Golf?
The game is played the same way as golf, except players use a football instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than struck with a club, working towards a 21-inch “cup” in place of the usual golf hole. The player who plays the 9 or 18 holes with the fewest shots wins. Footgolf as sport is played on golf courses. It also could be played on other special footgolf built grass courses. The first shot has to be played from the tee box, and to reach the hole, bunkers, trees, water and hills have to be crossed or avoided. This means a powerful shot is useful, but not decisive. Reading the course, a smart approach and accurate putting are even more important.
The game is played a regulation No. 5 soccer ball. Because soccer balls travel less distance than golf balls, footgolf is played on holes shorter than those used for golf, with one course in California averaging 157 yards. Pars are typically 5 or below. Paul Collinson of the UK Footgolf Association has observed that compared to golf, footgolf is quicker to play, more accessible to players, and does not require expensive equipment.
Please register for the event here: Foot Golf Tournament Registration
The Basic Foot Golf Rules
- Wear appropriate clothing – golf cap, collared shirt and argyle socks are preferred.
- Your ball must be easy to identify.
- Review the score card and wait for your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
- Kick off your ball from a position up to two meters (6 feet) behind the tee markers.
- The ball must be played in a single movement. You are not allowed to push the ball with the top or bottom of your foot. Your foot should be set separate from the ball, clearly behind, before each kick.
- Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest. (It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling with the wind).
- Play the ball from where it lies. You are not allowed to move the ball or remove jammed objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball when it may obstruct the other player’s kick or ball in any way.
- If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve or replace it within 2 steps from the closest land point from where the ball entered the hazard (annotated by red line), receiving a one stroke penalty or you can place the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive one stroke penalty.
- Out of bounds markers are annotated with white stakes. Place the ball within 2 steps from where the ball crossed between the white stakes receiving a one stroke penalty