Anyone for FootGolf?
Have you ever played FootGolf?
The answer is probably no and we wouldn’t be surprised. FootGolf’s origins are a little unclear but it is a relatively new sport having been around since early 2009 and it has already started to make waves across the globe. In fact, the sport’s first World Cup was held in 2013 and there’s even an official governing body (Federation for International FootGolf) but the best news is that we now have a 9-hole course ready for action here at Lane End Conference Centre!
The rules are easy. It’s golf – just not with clubs or a regular golf ball. Instead the aim is to kick a football into a giant sized hole in the fewest shots possible. Sounds easy? Think again. It’s currently going down a storm here in the heart of Buckinghamshire.
FootGolf is a free activity we offer our residential guests but it is ideal for businesses and organisers looking to set up teambuilding activities, group sessions and even for those days you just want to unwind after a long day of meetings.
At present we are one of just over twenty courses available around the UK so the chance to come and test your skills at Lane End really is a unique opportunity. It’s a rapidly growing sport and with the increasing cost of playing regular Golf week in and week out, we can see FootGolf gaining popularity over the coming years with it so accessible to everyone.
Finding a training or teambuilding venue which offers something a little different from the norm can be one of the greatest challenges for an organiser. At Lane End we offer plenty of different teambuilding activities such as chocolate making, volleyball, football and even ‘It’s A Knockout’ – but we’re willing to bet FootGolf is something most organisers had never thought about.
Update: Far from a flash in the pan, by 2018 FootGolf had firmly established itself as one of the country's fastest growing sports. Learn more about how you can channel David Beckham and Tiger Woods alike right at Lane End, as well as details on further DIY events here.
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