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Oct
28
2015
City’s par-3 course to unveil ‘footgolf’ on Monday

Grand opening 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 2; course will feature both footgolf and traditional golf

Yuma, Ariz. – The City of Yuma invites residents to learn about and try footgolf at a grand opening event 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 at Desert Hills Par Three Golf Course, 1301 W. 32nd St.

The event will feature a ribbon cutting and opportunity for sample play. Light refreshments will be served.

Using a regulation soccer ball, standard athletic shoes, and substituting your kicking foot for a set of clubs, footgolf otherwise follows the same rules and etiquette as traditional golf.

The City is adding footgolf as an option to traditional golf on the front nine of Desert Hills Par 3, according to Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Damon Chango. Foot golf holes are located off to the sides and away from the greens, and are denoted by red flags inside the 21-inch-diameter cups.

During fall and winter months, the par 3 course will be available for footgolf play after noon each day, remaining exclusive to golf in the mornings. That restriction will likely be relaxed for spring and summer, Chango said.

Footgolf players will be expected to follow golf’s rules of etiquette.

The course has been accredited as an official American FootGolf League (AFGL) course. AFGL is the exclusive U.S. member of the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG), governing body for the sport worldwide. Their website features more information on the sport, including a complete rulebook.

For more information on footgolf, visit www.afgl.us.

For the complete rulebook on footgolf, visit www.footgolf.net.

For more information on Desert Hills Golf Course and Desert Hills Par Three, visit www.cityofyumagolf.com. or www.yumaaz.gov.

 

 

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