A football game called Footgolf was created in the Netherlands in 2008 as a result of the combination of football and golf. The starting factor for footgolf was Willem Korsten, who was the first to recall how after the practice at Tottenham Hotspur some players tried to get the ball from the pitch to the dressing room for the minimum number of kicks.
It is played on a golf course by a soccer ball on a flag in a hole that differs from the golf only by its size (50-53 cm).
The championship course has 18 holes, but there is a possibility to meet the requirements even when there are 9 holes and if necessary or during official competitions, this course is played twice.
The goal of this game is to get a 4 or 5 size soccer ball into the footgolf hole in as few kicks as possible.
After completing each hole, players record their scores on a scorecard and after the end of the round the results are added up.
Since this sport is played on golf courses, it is necessary for safety reasons to get acquainted with the basics of golf course behaviour and, of course, with footgolf rules.
Team Golf of the Botanika club
For more information: www.footgolf.cz