News : Foot golf arrives on Seacoast

Jul 7, 2014

Published on Seacoast Online. 

By Austin Greene

July 07, 2014 2:00 AM

NORTH HAMPTON — Kicking your golf ball through the rough is usually considered cheating to save a stroke. Now, it is fair game in a twist on the sport called foot golf.

Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club on North Road in North Hampton has adopted foot golf as a way to reach out to more players and keep the golf course one stroke ahead of the competition.

"Introducing foot golf will be a nice complement because it will introduce our facility to another demographic," club President Richard Luff said. "The learning curve to play foot golf is easier and you can get families out there as well as soccer players."

Foot golf started in the Netherlands in 2009, when a group of soccer players persuaded officials at a golf course in Holland to create a course. The sport jumped the pond in 2011, when it was adopted by a golf course in California. Luff said he likes to keep abreast of industry news and that's how he heard about the new twist on the sport. He became interested in bringing a new element to an old classic to the Sagamore fairways.

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