It is a pleasure to welcome to Stokesley Golf Range our friends from MB DIY in Middlesbrough and in hosting there staff FootGolf Tournament which will be running throughout the summer. The Knockout Tournament is proving quite a competitive affair but with the emphasis on being FUN at the same time. We look forward to seeing all throughout the summer.
What is FootGolf?
Footgolf is played the same way as golf, except players use a football instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than used 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. The first shot has to be played from the tee box and to reach the hole, bunkers, trees and hills have to be crossed or avoided. This means a powerful shot is useful but not decisive as the holes are between 46 yards and 107 yards long. Reading the course, a smart approach and accurate putting are more important. A size 5 football is used for adults and a size 4 for juniors.
This sport is great for people of all ages and no previous knowledge is needed, so whether you see yourself as David Beckham or Steph Houghton come and give it a go.