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.
FlingGolf and its parent company PlusOne Sports are proud to welcome Rear Admiral (Ret.) Mark Boensel as the newest member of its growing Advisory Board. Admiral Boensel was introduced to the new sport of FlingGolf in the fall of 2014, and immediately saw its recreational potential for military service members and their families. Recognizing the need to increase the use of golf courses on the nation’s military bases, Boensel identified FlingGolf as the perfect sport to entice new players from the armed services to get out and enjoy those courses.
“FlingGolf is a natural fit for military personnel who wish to escape the stress of service for a couple of hours and engage in a fun, more athletic alternative to golf.
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."
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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.
Because FlingGolf can be played right alongside traditional golf, with no changes needed, it brings families and friends together, while introducing younger athletes to the course. It also allows those people who have left golf for various reasons to return to the course. To read more about these stories and one golf course's success with FlingGolf, click here or on the picture below:
In our growing list of courses that are welcoming FlingGolfers, PlusOne Sports, creator of FlingGolf, is thrilled to formally announce that Sterling Golf Management, which manages 9 courses near Boston, and Montgomery County Golf (MD), which owns and operates 9 courses around the Washington DC area, officially welcome FlingGolf players to their courses. Players are welcome to bring their own FlingSticks to any of the courses, or call ahead to inquire whether specific courses carry the FlingSticks for rental or sale. To find out contact information for each of the courses, visit our link at
In early May, Will Manny, the Captain of Major League Lacrosse' Boston Cannons brought some of his teammates to play FlingGolf near Boston on the Friday between wins over the Chesapeake Bayhawks and Rochester Rattlers. Manny, the MLL scoring leader, has picked up the sport, which crosses over two other sports he plays. "As soon as I picked up the FlingStick, I knew that this sport rocked. I’m able to combine two sports I love – lacrosse and golf – and have a blast out on the golf course", said Manny who is also an avid golfer. "I grab some friends and even if they aren’t big golfers, we still have a great time trying to outdo each other."
On Saturday morning, May 14, 2016 Rob "Hardy" Poole from CBS Boston Radio 98.5 (The Sports Hub) interviewed Alex Van Alen, Founder of FlingGolf to talk about how FlingGolf is resonating with players everywhere!
On May 21, at Laytonsville Golf Course in Gaithersburg, Maryland, FlingGolf will be featured in the Dude Perfect style All Sports Battle. For lacrosse players and all around athletes in the DC and Baltimore areas, this is a must attend first of its kind event, featuring FlingGolf and other sports. Grab some buddies and head on out to Laytonsville. Click on this link for more info and to learn how to register: http://www.mcggolf.com/portals/17/allsportsbattle.pdf
"FlingGolf is about kids, friends and families having a good time on the course. It took off pretty quickly and we were easily over 1500 rounds last year. There's no reason next year (2016) we wont be up over 2000 rounds with FlingGolf." Brett Mowbray, PGA Pro at Woodstone Meadows Golf Course, Massanutten Resort, Virginia. Massanutten will be the site of the 2016 Virginia Commonwealth Games FlingGolf tournament on July 30. More to come on that soon.
We welcome Australia to the FlingTribe! With FlingSticks on the way, Lancelin Golf Course (near Perth) will be drawing in new crowds from their famous kitesurfing beaches to chill with a few holes of FlingGolf. We think that may be as far away as possible from our World Headquarters outside Boston - until we get an order from Antarctica!
FLINGGOLF at Capon Springs, WV.
Also, make some time to head to the hills for Capon Springs Opening Day BarbQ, Music and FlingGolf festival, in West Virginia April 29 to May 1. Should be a rippin' good time!
PlusOne Sports’ FlingGolf is Official Partner of the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON—April 4, 2016—PlusOne Sports with its innovative new sport, FlingGolf, and the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse announce today that they have formed a partnership for the 2016 MLL Season.
FlingGolf — a fun, fast and thrilling hybrid of golf and lacrosse — is played on a golf course, with a golf ball, and is scored similar to golf. Players use a FlingStick — a lightweight, carbon fiber stick with a high tech cradle for the ball at the end — to launch a regulation golf ball around a golf course, expertly shaping their shots. No modifications to the course are required, and it’s so easy to learn that players can head out to the course in less than a half hour.