PHOTOS/VIDEO: There’s a new sport called “Footgolf” and it’s a hit

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Here’s a first. There’s a sport that mixes both soccer and golf and it’s called, you guessed it, “Footgolf”. It looks like a lot of fun and it’s affordable to play. The only thing you need is a soccer ball because the courses have over sized holes which guarantee you a birdie putt if you were playing regular golf. Now, the sport’s been around for at least a few years but it’s slowly starting to get more attention and it’s hard to find stories on it. Some folks in San Antonio have just decided to get into the sport as well.

“It’s an absolute blast,” said Jonathan Aken, a golfer who recently discovered FootGolf according to My San Antonio. “It’s very addicting. It’s something everybody can do. Anybody can kick a ball. But trying to get it to stop where you want it to stop is a challenge.”

Travis Salkowski (right) and Collin Sculley (I dig that first name) are seen in the picture below putting at Willow Springs golf course in San Antonio.


Here’s some more pics from the round of “Footgolf”

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So, there you have it! The new game that brings the world’s two oldest sports together. Only boxing is older that the two sports. I’m only a casual soccer fan but I think it’s a really cool idea to put soccer and golf together. It truly looks like a fun and unique experience that anybody can play. Yes, I love traditional golf and always will love it the most because I just love the sweet feeling of nailing a ball with a stick and rolling it into the cup where it makes “that sound”, oh that wonderful sound. But this sport looks really cool and can introduce golf fans to soccer and introduce soccer fans to golf so it’s a complete win-win.

What’s funny is that I had just recently put up a video showcasing Rory Mcilroy and soccer superstar Wayne Rooney playing golf with Rory playing the traditional way and Wayne using a soccer ball so that commercial was the first thing I thought about when I saw this sport. I tell you what, this would be one of the best sports video games ever f it ever got turned into one! Very cool and I hope it goes worldwide because it’s a breath of fresh air no doubt. As promised, below is some video footage of the growing sport. Let me know what you guys think!

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Colin GP Mieczkowski

Colin Mieczkowski is the Editor-in-chief of the award winning GP Golf Report. He hails from Chicago,IL and is a big Chicago sports fan (Except the Cubs, sorry. Chi Sox baby). His writing journey began when he used to write in his notebook and write free verse poems. Later, he created a blog that covered Chicago sports, golf and video games (Weird combination) but decided to just focus on his main passion of golf. That's when the GP Golf Report was born and since its humble beginnings, the blog has reached well over 100,000 unique visitors and continues to grow. He also has built a love for golf course design and is a lover of "Street Golf" which is practically how he picked up the game. Colin is also a video game YouTuber as well. He goes by the name "GhostPanda" on there. You can click the YouTube symbol to check him out. Follow him on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio and add him as a friend on Facebook!

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