High Bridge Hills FootGolfer Wins Tournament in Spain

Footgolf being played at a Billy Casper Golf golf course in America.

“FootGolf,” a relatively new sport combining golf and soccer, has been gaining momentum over the past year. It may see an even bigger increase in popularity after a Readington Township, N.J. man won the inaugural Spanish FootGolf Open.

Mark “Woody” Woodward stumbled upon FootGolf last August when planning to play golf with friends at High Bride Hills G.C. in High Bridge, N.J. When he went to the club’s website for directions, he found out that the club offers FootGolf.

“I’ve been obsessed ever since,” says Woodward.

FootGolf mimics golf with the use of a tee box, green, hazards, scorecard, and amount of people who can play in each group. The biggest difference is the size of the cups, which are 21 inches in diameter to accommodate the larger soccer ball.

The tournament Woodward won consisted of 36 holes with 88 players involved. After finishing in a tie with German player Julien Kelkel, Woodward won in a sudden death playoff to become the champion.

It was the first time an American had won a European FIFG tournament.  Check out the article on nj.com.

@BillyCasperGolf
Want to play like the pros at the @genesisopen? Our #coursecompass points us west of that @PGATOUR action in Califo… https://t.co/x166vksoIk
Feb 16 04:00 PM
0 Retweets
@BillyCasperGolf
Shout out to our #partner team at @TheIslandGolf for initiating a few small changes that made a big difference! 👏… https://t.co/BDpyI8x4Jw
Feb 14 12:18 PM
0 Retweets