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American Footgolf League & Footgolf Las Vegas Presents: 'Las Vegas Footgolf Open 2013'
Published on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 (11:24 p.m.)FootGolf comes for second annual tournament in Las Vegas, NV
FootGolf, which combines the popular sports of Soccer and Golf, will make its second stop at Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas with the AFGL FootGolf Tour 2013 presented by SQOR and hosted by FootGolf Las Vegas League (FGLV) on October 27, 2013. Local players are invited to join enthusiasts from throughout the world in a tournament where athletes use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. The Siena Golf Club will entail 18 holes designed to play the most popular FootGolf tournament not only in the nation but in the international FootGolf community.
FootGolf uses golf’s basic model including tee boxes, greens, bunkers, hazards and 18 holes of play. Scorecards display par scores for each hole as in regular golf. The sport is governed by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). The tournament at Siena Golf Club will be the second annual tournament at the Nevada course by the American FootGolf League (AFGL). Players from Norway, Argentina, Italy, England, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Hungary, and Colombia along with other countries, are coming to the City of Sin to play
“The best game ever invented”. Previous tournament link: http://www.footgolf.net/findlay-toyota-footgolf-open- 2012---las-vegas-nv.html
The sport is played in the traditional format of up to four players per group with FootGolfers either walking the course or using golf carts. Holes are roughly half the distance of a regular golf hole. While the soccer ball doesn’t travel as far in the air as a golf ball, it will roll much farther in the fairways. “Siena Golf Club is the perfect location to introduce this event and make a “FootGolf Celebration” says Tony Lenzie, General Manager of Siena Golf Club. “Ours is a service-first facility and we’re very enthusiastic about getting the sport off the ground in the city of Las Vegas”
For more information about Las Vegas FootGolf League please visit http://www.footgolflv.com/ or follow us at https://www.twitter.com/footgolflv
For more information about FootGolf Tour, to register for the tournament, or to play the game, visit www.footgolftour.com or call (760) 325 0383
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