London, Aug 4 ANI | 5 months ago

A new hybrid sport, FootGolf, which is poised to take the US by storm, is a fun game comprising of football and golf.

The sport, which was introduced to North America by Roberto Balestrini, a veteran of the hospitality industry, game is not played with a golf ball and a heavy set of clubs, but with a football and your foot and the only modifications necessary to existing golf courses are FootGolf holes, which measure a regulation 21 inches in diameter, the Independent reported.

The sport's governing body, Federation for International FootGolf, has 25 members, including the UK, but nowhere has FootGolf taken off faster than in the US, where there are almost 200 courses in 37 states, with about 30 in California.

Next month, more than 100 players, from countries including Norway, Hungary and Argentina, are expected to compete in the world's first Pro-Am FootGolf tour at River Ridge in Oxnard, which was the first Californian course to introduce FootGolf.

(Posted on 04-08-2014)

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