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. “Because the sport can be played at the same time as golfers, we’ve seen family reunions get out on the course, with half playing golf and the other half playing FlingGolf, and all of them having fun. In the summer, we hosted a camp of 130 kids playing FlingGolf in addition to several corporate outings and local college teams. It has been so easy to implement FlingGolf – we didn’t need to make any changes to our course and our staff has really enjoyed teaching new players. It has been a great addition and it is an honor to be named the FlingGolf course of the year.”
PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf is the creator of FlingGolf and the patented FlingStick, and promotes and governs the sport. FlingGolf is played with a golf ball on a golf course, using only a single FlingStick to hurl the ball and shape every shot from tee to hole. Golf course owners don’t need to make any changes to their courses, and much like snowboarding to skiing, the sport can be played in the same foursome as golfers. PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf is an official partner of the National Golf Course Owners Association and Major League Lacrosse. It is based in Ipswich,MA. For more information visit the company’s website at www.flinggolf.com.
A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort features 6,000 acres of mountain fun at its very best. Unique in both its size, variety of amenities, and outstanding condo and hotel accommodations, Massanutten has secured its spot as one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East Coast.
Massanutten Resort offers many unique amenities in addition to FlingGolf, including the Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark, Ski and Adventure Park area, golf, farm-to-table dining experiences, shopping and recreation options, along with a day spa for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Massanutten is easily accessible from many major cities.
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."