News : My Dad was way ahead of the times with FootGolf

Aug 12, 2014

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By Dylan Morrill

Earlier this year, Sagamore Golf Club in North Hampton installed an 18-hole FootGolf course, becoming one of more than one hundred FootGolf courses in America.

The course, on the front nine holes of the regular golf course, can only be played during nonbusy golfing times — after 5:30 p.m. every day, and before 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

While at first glance, FootGolf — golf with soccer balls and feet — seems to be just another unnecessary athletic concoction thrown at sports enthusiasts like a weird mixed drink, it is actually a long overdue legitimization of a game I have been playing since I was a kid.

FootGolf — I call it “soccer golf” and will for the rest of this column — makes sense for one obvious reason.

Golfing and soccer both require players to hit a ball with something other than a hand.

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