How cool is that? Major League Lacrosse and New York Lizards Star Paul Rabil got a few FlingSticks and brought them out to Laytonsville Golf Course in Maryland for the 2nd Annual Rabil Companies Challenge: Lacrosse vs FlingGolf.
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MLL and PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf renew partnership for 2017
FlingGolf to be featured at 2017 MLL All-Star Game
BOSTON (April 11, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, and PlusOne Sports, the creator of FlingGolf, announced today they will continue to partner for the 2017 MLL season. The partnership will build off the lacrosse community’s growing participation in this rapidly growing and complimentary young sport and will be showcased prior to the 2017 MLL All-Star Game in Sacramento, Calif.
“After last year’s successful introduction of FlingGolf to MLL players and fans, it is exciting to welcome back PlusOne Sports to participate in the league’s activities for the entire season,” MLL Commissioner David Gross said, “including, the MLL All-Star FlingGolf Open prior to our All-Star Game on July 8. The players are looking forward to participating in what will be a fun and competitive event before they hit the lacrosse field.”
FlingGolf is an active hybrid of golf and lacrosse that is played on a golf course, with a golf ball, and with a simpler set of rules than golf.
PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf has recognized Woodstone Meadows Golf Course in McGaheysville Virginia as the 2016 FlingGolf Course of the Year. FlingGolf is the energetic new sport now played on hundreds of golf courses across the USA, Canada and internationally. WoodStone Meadows Golf Course is a part of the family-friendly Massanutten Resort.
Alex Van Alen, Founder of PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf, stated, “Brett Mowbray, the PGA Pro and Director for Golf Operations at Massanutten Resort, has developed a program at Woodstone Meadows that has become the example for other courses and resorts to emulate. He has recognized the fun, family-friendly character that FlingGolf brings to golf courses, and has made it easy for new players to enjoy the beauty and challenges of the course. It is a testament to Brett’s vision as well as Massanutten’s dedication to the enjoyment of their guests that they saw over 1600 rounds of FlingGolf played in 2016 and have seen well over 3000 rounds played since first introducing the sport.
“It has been a lot of fun seeing FlingGolf grow here”, stated Mowbray.
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2016
The National Golf Course Owners Association and PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf have formed a partnership to promote the sport of FlingGolf through golf courses and to individual players throughout the United States. "NGCOA is excited to welcome PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf as our newest partner. We look forward to working closely together to drive new young players to fill empty tee times and drive additional revenue to our members through this partnership," said Jay Karen, CEO of the NGCOA.
FlingGolf is played on a golf course, with a golf ball and can be played in the same foursome as golfers.
See what people around the world are saying about FlingGolf.
"I saw snowboarding inject a new energy and spirit to the snow industry and revive many resorts and retailers globally. FlingGolf, because it is fun and exciting to play, will attract a new and younger generation of players and have that same effect on golf courses."
Mike Abbott, former COO of Burton Snowboards, advisor to PlusOne Sports.
"I have heard many people reference the positive impact that snowboarding has had on the ski industry and the need for something similar in golf. FlingGolf is the closest thing I have seen that could deliver that. My son plays collegiate lacrosse and was throwing the ball close to 200 yards in the matter of minutes and finding ways to draw it, fade it, throw it low, and throw it high."
Keith Miller, Executive Director, Montgomery County MD Golf.
"We've had over 3000 FlingGolf rounds since April 2015. People love FlingGolf and talk about the sport and resort to their friends. It has been seamless to adopt and roll out."
Brett Mowbray, PGA, GM Massanutten Resort, VA
"Glowball Night FlingGolf was wildly successful with 40 Flingers last Sunday night!!!"
Jeff Staggs, Owner Oregon Trail Golf Course, Nebraska
"I just finished what I would imagine is the first round of Speed FlingGolf in the state of Arizona, and I can honestly say I will likely not pick up my clubs again. I used one ball for the entire round, ran between shots, and enjoyed it more than regular Speed Golf, which I enjoy more than regular golf. It's prime golf season here in the Phoenix area, and I'll be playing every few days. FlingGolf rocks!"
Dave Brandt, Chandler, AZ
"My friend recently shattered his wrist in a motorcycle accident. Thankfully he could still golf with us thanks to FlingGolf and the FlingStick. If you're a golfer and haven't tried this yet, you're missing out."
Jonathan Croft, Golfer and now FlingGolfer.
"FlingGolf is an amazing addition to the game of golf. And The FlingStick is just a blast to play with."
Walt Lankau, former National Golf Course Owners Association President, Golf Course Owner and Advisor to PlusOne Sports.
"I cannot believe that I actually enjoy playing a sport again. I gave up golf simply because it was taking too long while balancing the family and business workloads. After discovering FlingGolf, I am back out there having fun, getting exercise, and spending time with the family. "
Todd Kopp, CoreAthletics.
"Everyone loved FlingGolf. We ended up with 8 groups (see photos on Facebook). We did a 5 hole shotgun. They all said they would do it again for sure. Most groups had so much fun that they played extra holes. We will definitely schedule more events next year."
Kathy VanDeHey, Mid Vallee Golf Course, Wisconsin.
"Alex, I just wanted to take the time to express my sincerest appreciation for the FlingStick and for turning me on to FlingGolf. It has been very difficult to get my 11 year old daughter out of the house as she is always playing on her kindle. She never seems to want to do anything outside anymore. After a few days of pushing her into trying it out this past Saturday she reluctantly agreed and did so I think only because my wife agreed to come along and drive the golf cart. Although I was hopeful as I thought we would only play 1 or 2 holes at best before she would give up we played the entire 9 holes we reserved. I could not believe it.
Well lo and behold we all had the greatest time. It was great to see my daughter so excited to play an outdoor sport and to do it with me and my wife together. The icing on the cake was that I was able to play a round of nine holes right beside her. She will also be joining me at the driving range to perfect her “fling”. It was truly the best time I have had with my daughter since I can remember! So thank you so very much!! "
Kevin Grieder, Maryland
"My teenage son and I tried FlingGolf today for the first time and absolutely loved it!"
Lisa Tripp, Mississauga, ON
Adam at Oregon Trail Golf Course. He doesn't need the best golf driver any longer!