The American FootGolf League (AFGL) received an endorsement from a major organization.
The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has recognized AFGL as "the governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the U.S." and its "Official FootGolf Organization." The announcement was made by NGCOA deputy CEO Mike Tinkey.
"FootGolf, as promoted by the AFGL, under the rules and guidelines of the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG), is a proven revenue generator for golf course operators in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and is growing worldwide," Tinkey said. "It has taken off virally and the number of FootGolf courses is growing rapidly as it brings in new customers and new revenue. Facilities are reporting they are seeing more millennials, women, children and young families after introducing FootGolf."
FootGolf has quickly spread across the nation since its introduction in the U.S. in 2011.
FootGolf is a combination of soccer and golf played with a regulation soccer ball on a shortened golf course. It is played much like golf, with the goal being to get the soccer ball into a 21-inch hole with as few kicks as possible. It is played on golf courses with the 18 holes located away from the golf putting surfaces.