FlingGolf is easy to start but a blast to master. You play on ANY golf course, but instead of hitting a golf ball with a club, you use a single New Swarm FlingStick thrower to hurl the ball and shape every shot from tee to hole. It's so seamless with traditional golf that you can even play in the same foursome. Just no argyle sweaters. You’re better than that.
No. A standard golf ball is all you need. Don’t bother with expensive brands either; any ball will do. Unless you’re rich and like throwing $5 bills into a pond.
The FlingStick weighs less than a pound so it's very easy to play without one. Some courses require a bag, so we recommend the Sunday Bag as a great option. It's also a great place to put all those extra golf bals you won't be needing.
Far, really far, or really really far. Over 100 yards within 5 minutes of using your FlingStick, but with some practice, strength, and skill, over 200 yards is certainly on the table. Hard-core athletes have been known to bomb it 250+ yards.
Very. Compared to an average golfshot, you will generally find it much easier to keep your FlingShots straight and on the fairway. But if you really enjoy being in the deep woods maybe this isn't the game for you.
FlingGolfers tend to play quicker than traditional golfers, especially beginners. One "club," more accuracy, no practice swings, etc. But feel free to play in the same foursome as traditional golfers if you want.
Unless the course has designated FlingGolf tee markers, we recommend using tees that play between 5,500 to 6,000 yards for 18 holes.
The fewer the FlingShots, the better the score. Sound familiar? The scoring in FlingGolf is very similar to traditional golf, but the rules are much simpler. Another way to look at it is that if you got rid of all the annoying golf rules that most people don’t follow, you’d get FlingGolf. For the complete Rules of FlingGolf see our Rules page.
Yes. For maximum distance, it’s actually essential. Take a few steps back from where the ball lies and release the ball before reaching this spot.
For full distance FlingShots we recommend a baseball grip, with no interlocking of fingers. For flop shots, we recommend a grip with hands apart for more control. For putting, we recommend hands apart with hands positioned as on a hockey stick. For more info on swing techniques, go here.
There are many ways to get the ball to the hole once you are on the green. You can use a traditional putting technique (which is enhanced by using the Putting Slug), but there are several other techniques that really makes FlingGolf unique. Here's a video that shows a few.
You’re not dropping the FlingStick down your back far enough, or you aren’t following through. For more details go to our Techniques page.
If you need a bunch of FlingStick® throwers for a one-time event, we rent out sticks for $20 per stick + one-way shipping to your location. Give us at least 2 weeks notice before your event so that we can get them to you in time and then after the event send them back to us. We will include a pre-paid return shipping label in the box so that you can easily send them back to us when you are done. All you need to have your very own FlingGolf® event! For more details click here.
New Swarm is the company that created the universe of FlingGolf. From Alex’s backyard attempts at lacrosse golf to today’s high-performance FlingStick, New Swarm is on a mission to bring the FlingGolf® alt-golf-sport to the world. We’re working every day to improve the game, partner with golf courses around the world and get as many people playing as possible. We need your help to get the word out and help grow the sport, so register to join the FlingGolf Players Club and be part of the New Swarm.
World League FlingGolf is the official governing body of FlingGolf®, establishing rules, certifying professionals and courses, and promoting events and leagues of all skill levels. Since its launch in 2014, a growing and diverse player community has played FlingGolf on well over 1,600 golf courses in every state in the USA and more than 30 countries worldwide. Check out the WLF page for more information.