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. Instead of 14 golf clubs, players launch and shape every shot using a single FlingStick, which is a lightweight, carbon fiber stick and similar to its inspiration, lacrosse, has a cradle at the end to hold then release the ball. FlingGolf is being embraced by thousands of players across the country and internationally and welcomed on hundreds of golf courses as they seek a younger, energetic audience.
“Since our introduction to the fans of Major League Lacrosse during their All-Star weekend in 2016, FlingGolf has become embedded in the lacrosse community, and we have seen our sport grow rapidly,” said Alex Van Alen, CEO and Founder of PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf. “Our partnership with MLL allows us to engage with its young, athletic and active fan base, exactly the type of players that have adopted our sport. We enjoy providing those fans the opportunity to take their lacrosse skills to the golf course and become multi-sport players.”
The 2017 All-Star Game will be held at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento on July 8. Tickets to the All-Star Game are on sale now here.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports over the past 17 years. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.About FlingGolf
FlingGolf was created and is promoted by Boston-based PlusOne Sports, LLC, which designed, manufactures and distributes the high-performance patented FlingStick in Massachusetts. In addition to its partnership with MLL, PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf is also an Official Partner of the National Golf Course Owners Association. FlingGolf is now played by a rapidly growing community at hundreds of golf courses across the US, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Mexico. PlusOne Sports sells FlingSticks and FlingGolf accessories and apparel online. For more information about FlingGolf, visit the sport’s official website www.flinggolf.com
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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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.