There are way more sports in the world than you can imagine. You might be indulging in some of the common sports, but you would be able to name a maximum of fifty to a hundred sports. But, there are more than eight hundred sports played around the world if asked.
Among all the other niche sports, FootGolf is recently picking up traction. As the name suggests, it is a sport that involves football or soccer and the rules of golf, and the sport is also played on a golf course.
The sport originated in the Netherlands, and it became an officially recognized sport in the US back in 2011. According to some sources, the first-ever tournament was played by MichealJansen and Bas Korsten in 2008, who are also the sport’s creators.
But what are the rules of footgolf? Read on to know.
Rules of the game
You might be thinking that the rules get complicated when you combine two games, but the game follows the same rules of golf. However, the rule is made much simpler, and it has some differences.
Unlike soccer which you can play in any weather, you should choose sunny and good weather for the sport. When it comes to clothing, you can wear what you would wear to a soccer game without studded shoes.
The shoes in the sport are supposed to be trainers as football studs are not allowed on the course. Besides, trainers, even turf stud shoes are acceptable since they have smaller studs. Turf shoes are highly recommended for the sport as they would allow you ample grip on the course while you are kicking the ball.
Besides the shoes, you also need a ball to play the sport. You can choose the same ball for the sport as you do for soccer. However, players often prefer to inflate the ball with less pressure for better accuracy because an overinflated ball bounces a lot.
So, these are some things that you might not have known aboutthis game.