Calling all ne’er-do-well golfers and irreverent footsies to return to the scene of the crime!
Here is what you missed the first time….
The Bigger Pitch Foundation presents the 1st Annual Ugly Argyle FootGolf Tournament. Team up with your best mates and let the debauchery begin. May 2nd at 4:00pm.
And after the debaucherous footgolf affair enjoy delightfully All-English provisions being afforded to winners and losers alike! Celebrate your victory or drown you defeat, all the while filling The Bigger Pitch Foundation’s coffers in support of all their ongoing community projects.
Prizes and Dubious Honors Awarded!
Questions about FootGolf? See our FAQ and rules-etiquette below: Then feel free to throw the baby out with the bathwater!
May 2 – 4:00 kick off
The Florida Club, Stuart FL
Adult $100 (cheaper than a hundred quid!)
Call 772-888-5518 to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can feel good about your registration fee because proceeds will go to fund ongoing projects by The Bigger Pitch Foundation including local Martin County soccer and recreation facility development and USA Panamanian cross-cultural youth programs. Thank you for your interest and your participation!
What is FootGolf?
FootGolf is a sport that combines the best of the popular sport of soccer with the elite game of golf. FootGolf uses the basic model of golf. The challenge is for players to kick a soccer ball into an oversized cup in the least amount of kicks possible. Sounds simple, yes?
Why play FootGolf?
No experience or training is necessary before playing. It is fun for the whole family and is great exercise. There is no need to carry around heavy equipment to play FootGolf. Only a regulation #5 soccer ball is needed. #4 for players under fifteen. Players can play the 18-hole course in 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you take longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes expect your date to be long gone.
What is the appropriate Footgolf attire?
The professional FootGolf attire is a collared shirt, shorts/knickers and a dash of argyle somewhere – but feel free to wear traditional golf attire. The preferred footwear is indoor soccer shoes, golf shoes or tennis shoes. As in golf, a collared shirt is mandatory. You can be appropriate and make no statement. Or you can shake it up a bit and let your irreverence do the talking!
Can I take a golf cart to play FootGolf?
Walking is the preferred method but carts are available – for the faint of heart and the pansey arses.
I’m not a golfer, can I still play FootGolf?
Yes. Golf experience is not necessary. Here is a list of FootGolf rules. It is best to become familiar with them before playing FootGolf. Otherwise your best mates will spend the entire tournament trying to convince you they are cheating fairly!
If you are too lazy to read… Check out the rules on video – click below
21 FootGolf Basic Rules and Etiquette
- Check into the Golf Shop before beginning play. Wear appropriate clothing – golf cap, collared shirt and argyle socks are professional. Mismatched attire – especially argyle – is certainly NOT professional – but wildly celebrated during The Bigger Pitch Foundation’s Ugly Argyle! FootGolf attire or regular golf attire will also be fine.
- Your ball must be easy to identify have some kind of personal marking on the ball. Personal does not mean lewd!
- Review the scorecard and wait for your turn. Each hole’s score is determined by the number of strokes taken until the ball is in the hole. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players. Simple addition is required. Blurry vision will not suffice as an excuse for poor arithmetic skills.
- Kick off your ball from a position up to two yards behind the tee markers. You know what happens if the ball does not advance beyond the most forward tee. If you don’t know, someone in your group will.
- The ball must be played in a single movement. You are not allowed to push the ball with the top or bottom of your foot. Your foot should be set separate from the ball, clearly behind, before each kick. The ball must be “struck” by your foot – the ball cannot be swept, carried, or rolled by the bottom of one’s foot. Each strike of the ball counts as 1 stroke. Should any of these guidelines not be followed, prepare to be mercilessly ridiculed by your mates and the members of field at large.
- Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest. (It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling with the wind). That means any wind. Especially if it’s wind you’re breaking.
- Play the ball from where it lies: You are not allowed to move the ball or remove jammed objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball when it may obstruct the other player´s kick or ball in any way. Should you walk directly up the other player’s line and leave foot depressions peppered about, well, so be it!
- The player farthest from the hole is the first to kick the ball. If one player’s ball strikes another player’s ball, the ball at rest shall be returned to its original position. There is a 2 stroke penalty for kicking another player’s ball. Original position of course being entirely subjective.
- The order of play is established based on the score of the previous hole. The player with the lowest score will kick off first on the next hole followed by the second, etc. Finally. Less really is more.
- If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve or replace it within 2 steps from the closest land point from where the ball entered the hazard (annotated by red line), receiving a one stroke penalty or you can place the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive one stroke penalty. Penalty for retrieval from a water hazard could mean more than two strokes. How many poisonous snakes slither here in Florida?
- Out of bounds markers are annotated with white stakes. Place the ball within 2 steps from where the ball crossed between the white stakes receiving a one stroke penalty. Should you decide to unfairly play your out-of-bounds ball, beware of the hundred pound wild boar mucking about. They are sure to be happy to see you.
- Avoid walking or running on golf greens. Feel free to run circles around your mates, just
- Golf carts are not allowed within 30 feet of sand traps, greens, and tee areas. Or your license will be yanked.
- No personal or outside food or beverages. Instead, we want you to spend every last bit you bring – down to the loose change in the pocket of your mismatched argyle ensemble – on beverages and food provided so we can put your money to good use for The Bigger Pitch Foundation!
- Review the scorecard and be familiar with the course layout for routing of each hole. Otherwise find yourself lost and lonelier than a fish without the chips.
- The Pace of Play Standard for Golfers and Foot Golfers is 2 hours. Please make sure to keep up with the group in front of you. Groups falling behind our pace of play standard will be moved forward to recapture their position on the course each hole should take between 5-10 minutes to play. In this case advancement is not desirable, but instead humiliating and demeaning.
- Please respect the golfers. Also be respectful of your fellow players, the golf course, and everyone else on the course. Respect will also be paid to Arran Bayle by act of genuflection whenever one finds him or herself in his company.
- If your play is obstructed, you may take relief within 3 feet of the obstruction, no closer to the hole. Trees are not obstructions. And one should not be relieving oneself behind the trees – obstructions or not.
- If your ball lands on a regular golf Green, please take it to the nearest edge off the Green, No closer to the hole no Penalty. Do not play from a golf putting green should a Foot Golf ball come to rest on one. Greens are more off limits than Buckingham Palace.
- If your ball lands in the sand, you may play the ball. Please rake the sand when you are finished with the hole. A sand bunker does NOT a zen garden make. Rake responsibly.
- Do not kick directly into the group in front of you. Keep your shots short of the group in front of you. But perhaps if you kick it indirectly into them or long into them, they won’t mind.