The best game ever invented
It’s called Foot Golf! Otherwise known as: soccer on the golf course. It is remarkably similar to golf in many ways. You play in a foursome. Players tee off at the same spot the golfers do, and interestingly enough stay off the putting green. Instead, the Foot Golf cup is in it’s own little special spot either to the left or right of the green, marked by (in our case) a red flag. You keep score like you would in golf, see below.
How tough is Foot Golf?
Was it easy? Was it hard? Sarah and I are soccer players, and the boys have played a little. It was a challenge in different ways for all of us, as the ball breaks on the slope like golf balls do and natural obstacles can and do get in the way.
I love hitting trees solidly! Ya! 🙂
That being said, bring the littles and their little soccer balls. You can use yours or rent one at the pro shop. There was a family playing ahead of us having a grand ole time.
Footwear can count
Do we recommend Converse as the shoes of choice? Well, if you notice in the email photo Sarah’s back is a bit muddy. It had rained earlier in the week, and she went to kick, planted, slipped, and flat backed it. I did not have any trouble in golf shoes, but I was also extra careful after nearly falling over laughing with (not at! with!) her.
Here in Portland, you can try out Foot Golf on Thursdays after 3pm at Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course, and we found 4 other courses in the Portland Metro area. You can expect to pay around $9 per person for 9 holes, and there is an 18 hole option. It took us a little over an hour to play 9 holes, without any hurry or rush. Check out afgl.us for a course directory and the rules in detail.
Go out and play with friends and family- it was fun!
You can still miss your putt
However, Foot Golf can be every bit as heartbreaking as regular golf. Watch this series of putts. Both Sarah and John execute the kick at the same time….
Both balls look good, have the same speed, and it seems like it is a given both will drop….
and John’s ball drops in, but *oh no* what is happening to Sarah’s?
John’s ball drops in, and what’s Sarah’s ball going to do?
Poor Sarah! No bueno for this putt! 🙁
Give it a try and let us know how much fun you had in the comments below!