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Major League Lacrosse kicks off its partnership with PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf at All-Star Weekend
Four MLL All-Stars, including Will Manny, will begin the 2016 All-Star Weekend in Fullerton, CA with a round of FlingGolf.
Boston, MA (July 5, 2016)- Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced a partnership with PlusOne Sports, the creator of FlingGolf, in preparation for the 2016 MLL All-Star Game Weekend. Four All-Star players, including Will Manny of the Boston Cannons, Joel White of the Rochester Rattlers, Drew Snider of the Denver Outlaws, and Scott Rodgers of the Ohio Machine will kick off this partnership with an exciting round of FlingGolf before the All-Star Game.
FlingGolf – an active hybrid of golf and lacrosse – 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 the ball using a single FlingStick, which is a lightweight, carbon fiber stick with a cradle at the end to hold the ball. Golf courses across the country and beyond are embracing FlingGolfers as they seek a younger audience.
“FlingGolf is a young and growing sport, and it meshes perfectly with the energy and youth that we see in the ever expanding lacrosse community,” says Alex Van Alen, CEO of PlusOne Sports. “Partnering with Major League Lacrosse is a no brainer for us. Our excellent experience this year with our home team, the Boston Cannons, and captain Will Manny, has confirmed that lacrosse fans really enjoy the fun and action of FlingGolf.”
Manny, a 2016 All-Star and avid golfer, loves that FlingGolf lets him combine skills from two other sports he loves. “I am looking forward to hitting the course for some friendly All-Star Weekend competition before playing the game on Saturday night,” says Manny. “Having played FlingGolf for quite a while now, I am sure I’ll be able to show them a thing or two on the course.”
Dave Gross, the Commissioner of Major League Lacrosse, says, “We are excited to bring PlusOne Sports and FlingGolf into the fold of Major League Lacrosse and look forward to working with their team to introduce our young and athletic fan base to this exciting new sport. The All-Star weekend is a fantastic venue to start things off.”
The 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, California on July 9th at 4:00 p.m. PST. Tickets start at $30 for individual tickets with discounted prices for groups of 10 or more and are available online directly at the event page via bit.ly/mllallstar. The game will feature a halftime and post-game performance by double-platinum recording artist, Kid Ink, and will be broadcasted nationally on CBS Sports Network.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. Major League Lacrosse, is halfway through their sixteenth season. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. 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.
FlingGolf was created by Boston-based PlusOne Sports, LLC, a privately held firm that designed and manufactures the high performance FlingStick in Massachusetts. FlingGolf is now played at hundreds of golf courses by thousands of players across the USA, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Mexico. PlusOne Sports sells FlingSticks and FlingGolf accessories and apparel online and through a growing retail partner network in North America and Europe. For more information about FlingGolf, visit the sport’s official website www.flinggolf.com
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.
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.