Wichita Public Golf Courses is offering the public a free opportunity to experience FootGolf from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at L.W. Clapp Golf Course, 4611 E. Harry. FootGolf is a combination of golf and soccer played on golf courses. Players kick a soccer ball into a large-than-usual golf hole in as few shots as possible. The Wichita B-52s soccer team will provide brief lessons on Saturday to introduce the sport to the public. No registration is required, but players must bring their own soccer ball. Players of all ages may attend.
“We’re excited to bring FootGolf to Wichita Public Golf Courses,” said Troy Hendricks, Golf Manager for the City of Wichita. “We hope people take advantage of this free opportunity to come learn from the pros and try this fun, family-friendly sport.”
L.W. Clapp is the first Wichita public course to offer FootGolf; the game utilizes the front nine holes. Each hole is identified with a black and yellow checkered flag to eliminate confusion during play. The same rules used in golf also apply to FootGolf.
To schedule a FootGolf tee time, please call L.W. Clapp at (316) 688-9341. Tee times are available from (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) on Monday through Friday and after noon on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Adult green fees are $12; youth green fees, $8. Please visit golfwichita.com for more details.
FootGolf is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, with the number of specialized courses increasing from approximately 30 in 2013 to nearly 300 in 2014.