In the September/October Issue of the New England Lacrosse Journal, they cover FlingGolf's growth in the lacrosse world and golf course owners desire to bring in new young athletes to their courses. Great mentions of our partners, the Boston Cannons and Major League Lacrosse and a throwback to the 2017 MLL ALL Star FlingGolf Invitational in Sacramento.
FlingGolf made its debut in Berks County, PA as part of the Hometown Heroes Community Tribute Weekend and raised some important funds for Teachers in the Park, a summer time learning program for area youth.
John Cusatis, Exeter Township Supervisor, was looking for something unique and fun to draw players to the township's Reading Country Club for the event. "I spoke to our pro, Chris Conklin about different ideas. We looked at footgolf, but landed on FlingGolf because we didn't need to make any changes to the course and it can be played without interrupting golfers on the course", Cusatis said. Conklin said, "It worked out beautifully."
Sacramento, CA. Jeremy Sieverts, Midfielder for the Denver Outlaws, won the 2017 Major League Lacrosse All-Star FlingGolf Invitational on Saturday morning, held at Haggin Oaks Golf in Sacramento. In addition to the $1000 winners purse, Sieverts took home an additional $500 as he also won the closest to the pin on the 14th hole (sponsored by TourMark Grips), and longest fling on the 18th hole. Eric Law, also of the Denver Outlaws came in second, and Brian Phipps of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, came in third in the field of 8 MLL All Stars.
"It was a great experience to be in Sacramento for All Star Weekend and to be able to compete against some of the best lacrosse players in the world on a golf course with FlingGolf as well as the lacrosse field", Sieverts said. 'It was fun to play FlingGolf for the first time and quickly pick up on both distance and accuracy of the FlingStick... and certainly always fun to compete with other MLL Players."
We had a great time at the Lax Sports Net Headquarters outside Boston. Thanks Josh Hawkins and Margo McAuley for having us on!
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We're excited to see our partner Haggin Oaks Golf Course get some great coverage from Fox News 40 in Sacramento on their FlingGolf roll out. We love seeing the energy and action that FlingGolf is bringing as they get ready to host the MLL ALL Star FlingGolf Invitiational presented by PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf on July 8.
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PlusOne Sports, the founder of FlingGolf, will sponsor the Major League Lacrosse All-Star FlingGolf Invitational Tournament in Sacramento July 8, 2017.
The second annual MLL All-Star FlingGolf Invitational will award nearly $2,000 in prizes to MLL players participating in the nine-hole competition. The event will take place on Saturday, July 8 at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento, California.
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.
It is great to see FlingGolf growing through our partners at Hunting Hawk Golf Course in Glen Allen, Virginia, outside Richmond. Plenty of lacrosse players there to enjoy that course. Check out this piece on NBC NEWS 12!
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FlingGolf is "A fresh way to experience the course" says the 26 year old Matthew Sindelar, reigning FlingGolf champ at DeGray Lake State Park.
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Enjoy this piece from WGBH TV's Greater Boston show on how FlingGolf is getting younger players and a new energy out to golf courses across the US and beyond.
The Boston Globe covers FlingGolf's reach to a younger athletic crowd, and golf courses' desire to bring that audience out to play. As golf courses have seen a decline in players for over a decade, FlingGolf players are starting to fill that void.