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Lexington FootGolf course to open on Friday

Sport is like golf played with a soccer play

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 16, 2015) — Lexington’s Division of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a grand opening tournament on Friday for the new FootGolf course located at 469 Parkway Drive. The tournament is free of charge and is open for as many as 72 pre-registered teams.

ShowImage.aspxFootGolf is one of the fastest growing sports in the country with 415 courses in 48 states having been built since the sports beginning in 2011. FootGolf is played using the basic model of golf, with a tee box, a green, bunkers, hazards, a similar scorecard and 9 or 18 holes to play.

The main differences are the size of the holes, which are 21 inches in diameter, the ball (a #5 soccer ball), the shorter holes, and the fact that the players kick the ball instead of using clubs. Picadome’s FootGolf course is a par 72 course. It is approximately 2,500 yards long and takes roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes to play 18 holes. Scoring and rules are the same a regular golf.