FlingGolf™ is an exciting new sport and awesome alternative to golf that can be played on a golf course, with a golf ball, alongside golfers and scored the same way as golf. You only need one FlingStick™ for every type of shot.
That means no cumbersome golf bag to lug around. For those who like lacrosse, baseball, or hockey and a more active, athletic style of play, FlingGolf is the real deal. Most people can easily learn the sport in a matter of minutes.
FlingGolf is perfect for resorts, campus recreation and college intramurals, It’s also fun to play in the backyard (especially with foam golf balls!), at the beach and in the mountains, where no rules ever need apply.
Scoring: Count your flings from tee to hole. (*See Alternative VA Scoring System Below)
Tee Shots: Fling the ball from behind the tee marker. You may always take steps while flinging the ball.
Further Shots: Mark your ball where it lies, retreat up to 5 paces along the line the ball traveled and throw your ball before reaching the mark.
On the Green: Mark the ball and place it on the green a desired distance further from the hole, but along the same line.
Using the FlingNotch: With the ball in the notch on the side of the FlingStick™ head, you push or pull the ball toward the hole, releasing the ball before it reaches the mark.
Using the channel: With the ball in the channel, a player must release the ball from the channel before the FlingStick reaches the mark.
Penalties: If your ball comes to rest in a sand bunker or a water hazard, goes out of bounds or is lost, take a 1-stroke penalty.
Sand Bunker: Remove ball from the bunker and retreat up to 5 paces from the bunker along the line your ball traveled into the bunker. Fling the ball before reaching the bunker.
Water Hazards, out of bounds or lost ball: Retreat up to 5 paces back from where the ball went into the hazard, out of bounds or area where it was lost, then fling the ball before you reach the edge of the hazard, out of bounds or lost area. In a case where, while retreating from the edge of the hazard or a bunker, the player necessarily moves closer to the hole, the player must play from within one FlingStick length from the edge of the hazard, so as not to advance any closer to the hole. The player may choose to take a shot from the farther edge of the hazard, up to 5 paces away from the hole.
Approved Equipment: A regulation FlingStick and a regulation golf ball.
*The “VA” FlingGolf Scoring System
(To be used for the MLL All Star FlingGolf Invitational)
Two over par. 1 point
One over Par. 2 points
Par. 3 points
Birdie. 4 Points
Eagle. 5 points
On the green in regulation (For a par 3, 1 shot. Par 4, 2 shots and Par 5, 3 shots.) 1 point.
Look up at around a 60-degree angle, aim and fling towards that spot a few times until you get your release points.
With the FlingStick™ facing directly away from the target and the channel facing upwards and parallel to the ground, and with your back to the target, take a step toward 1 o'clock (for righties) or 11 o'clock (for lefties), and swing from low to high, opening the channel as you swing forward. On your swing forward, imagine hitting a home run over the right field fence (for righties) or the left field fence (for lefties).
With the golf ball in the channel, with your wrists hinged above your shoulders, drop the FlingStick™ down your back, lean back, take a step forward, aim high like you are throwing a javelin, and swing away.
With wrists hinged above your shoulders, drop the FlingStick™ way down your back, then pop the ball high, as though it will land on your head (it won't).
On the green:
With the ball nestled into the notch on the side of the FlingStick™, open your stance and put one hand down the shaft. You can either push the ball toward the hole, or try it "goofy", and pull the ball toward the hole with the notch on the other side.
Make up your own swings - there are thousands of options. Shoot us a video of your swing!
Alex demonstrating the FlingGolf glide: