FootGolf, A New Summer Sport in Minnesota

Updated: 07/02/2014 1:51 PM
Created: 07/02/2014 1:04 PM
By: McKenzie Gernes

FootGolf is a precision sport where players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. Its name is a portmanteau of "football" (meaning soccer) and "golf." It is closely related to golf. Simply put, it is golf with a soccer ball.

Numerous courses in Minnesota are hosting FootGolf, Hyland Greens golf course, Angushire golf club, Cragun's Legacy golf club, Baker National golf club, Majestic Oaks golf course, Columbia Golf Course, Hiawatha Golf Club, and USA-AFGL Courses.

The American FootGolf league organized the first 18-Hole FootGolf Tournament in the Midwest on July 22, 2012.  Since then, the AFGL has landed in more than 170 golf courses located in 35 states.

In a photo from June 20, 2014 in Salem Township, Mich., Brian Eggenberger putts his ball during a round of FootGolf at Fox Hills Golf Course.
Photo: AP/Carlos Osorio

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