New Fox Hills FootGolf Tourney Requires some Fancy Footwork
Michigan Course to Host American FootGolf National Qualifier
By: Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
FootGolf, a hybrid mix of golf and soccer, is played by the same rules as golf, but players use their feet and a soccer ball, instead of clubs and golf balls, to drive and putt their way through a course of shortened holes and larger 21-inch cups. The Midwest Qualifier at Fox Hills will give local FootGolfers a chance to earn a berth into the U.S. FootGolf National Championship at Dessert Willow Golf Resort in California this November.
The sport is taking off around the world, with over 10,000 players from 30 countries participating in 230 Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) World Tour competitions this year, and more than 60 qualifying American tournaments for the U.S. FootGolf Nationals.
Fox Hills was the first course in Michigan to introduce FootGolf to the greens in 2014. Since that launch, the wildly popular sport has drawn players between the ages of three and 90 to the Plymouth, Michigan course.
"The game has skyrocketed here, and around the world, too," said Julia Grelak, Director of Sales and Marketing at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center. "It definitely takes some fancy footwork, skill, and strategy to compete at the sport's highest levels. FootGolf is a great golf alternative for individuals, families, and corporate outings because you don't have to be an avid golfer and you don't have to purchase traditional golf equipment. It's also a wonderful way to get some exercise and have fun on a beautiful course!"
The AFGL Midwest Qualifier Tournament on July 9th is open to AFGL Members and non-members in four categories: Junior (Ages 12-17), Men (Ages 18-45), Women (Ages 18 and up), and Senior (Ages 46 & up). The cost for registration is $30 per player for AFGL Members, and $35 per player for non-members. Tee-off times will start at 11:00 am, and the top 30% of the players in each Qualifier category at Fox Hills will earn the right to participate in U.S. FootGolf National Championship 2017. State and regional champions for each category in four U.S. regions will be determined at the U.S. FootGolf National Championship 2017, based on the finishing place in the final tournament.
The FootGolf Qualifier will be held on the Strategic Fox Course at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center, located at 8768 N. Territorial Road, in Plymouth, Michigan. For more information and registration, visit http://www.footgolf.us/
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