Ronnie Musselwhite, the editor of Golf Business Magazine, wrote an interesting piece this month suggesting that in order to reverse their downward trend attracting players, golf course owners ought to consider themselves in the entertainment business, and that "Rule No.1 is that the experience must be fun." He goes on to suggest that innovative concepts like FlingGolf are key to getting people engaged at these facilities. As Brett Mowbray, the PGA Pro who introduced FlingGolf to the courses at Massanutten Resort in Virginia said, "FlingGolf is about kids, friends and families having a good time on the course."
We at PlusOne Sports, as founders of FlingGolf, are thrilled that we are bringing fun to hundreds of courses across the US and as far away as Australia. We love working with course owners who open their minds to new possibilities - like Pete and Kathy Van DeHey at Mid Vallee Golf course in Wisconsin who in addition to regular FlingGolf play, offer FlingGolf Scrambles every third Friday of the month, or the cities of Mississauga and Toronto who are offering FlingGolf to their citizens on the city courses. It is great to see resort destinations like Grand Coral Resort in Mexico, or Lancelin Golf Course near the famous kite/wind surfing mecca in Western Australia driving the fun in their areas as well.
So, as you can see, we are all about bringing fun, athleticism, and a decent dose of competition to the course as well. Thank you to the hundreds of course owners and thousands of players who have helped grow the FlingTribe to date and look forward to being a fun part of many more lives in the weeks, months and years to come.
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.