The Sport

Here’s what you need to know to rock and roll.

Image of a FlingGolf player holding a FlingStick behind his neck


FlingGolf is a sport that is easy to start and fun 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. You can even play in the same foursome as traditional golfers. Just no argyle sweaters. You’re better than that.

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Meet the FlingStick®

Diagram of the parts of a FlingStick

The Striker Pad

When on the green, position the ball alongside the striker pad on the FlingStick head and putt the ball toward the hole.

The Channel

Used for long distance FlingShots from the tee box and fairway and for touch shots closer to the green.


Where can I play FlingGolf?

On any golf course. Yup, all 34,011 of them.

Does the course need any modifications?

No. So grab a FlingStick and liberate one today.

Can I play alongside traditional golfers?

Absolutely. Even in the same foursome. It’s just like skiers and snowboarders using the same mountain. A really flat, green mountain.

Do I need a special golf ball to play?

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.

How many FlingStick® throwers do I need to play?

Just one.

How do I putt with the FlingStick?

There are many ways to get the ball to the hole once you are on the green, but you need to get your head past just the one technique that golfers use. Here's a video that shows a few.

Do I need a golf bag?

We don’t want to tell you how to accessorize, but the FlingStick weighs less than a pound. But if a golf bag is your thing, by all means, you do you.

How do I pick the right FlingStick for me?

We’ll help you. Click here for a detailed explanation on the different types of FlingSticks.

How far will my FlingShot go?

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.

But how accurate will it be?

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.

How does pace of play compare to traditional golf?

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.

My shots are going into the ground. What am I doing wrong?

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.

What tee box should I use?

Unless the course has designated FlingGolf tee markers, we recommend using tees that play between 5,500 to 6,000 yards for 18 holes.

Can I take a few steps before my shot?

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.

How do I grip the FlingStick?

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.

How do I keep score, and what are the rules of FlingGolf?

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.

What is the FlingStick Rental Package for events?

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.

What’s New Swarm?

New Swarm Sports 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.