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Has anyone heard of Fling Golf? You only need one stick as it acts as your driver, irons, wedges, and putter. It seems to me it's like a mix between lacrosse and golf. 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 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. It's getting super popular, and they're is discussion of actually making a mini-tour out of it to help bring more people to the sport of golf. Just found this to be super interesting.

https://flinggolf.com/

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Foot golf - frisbee golf - fling golf... all fine on there own.

But people need to stop associating them with actual golf.  It is not an alternative for golfers, it is a completely different activity for people that do not want to golf.

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1 minute ago, jlukes said:

Foot golf - frisbee golf - fling golf... all fine on there own.

But people need to stop associating them with actual golf.  It is not an alternative for golfers, it is a completely different activity for people that do not want to golf.

I completely agree. But they are touting this as a new way to get more people to play golf and get them to the course. I had a buddy in FL yesterday who was actually paired up in the morning with a guy who did this. They are actually pairing them with actual golfers, not with other Fling Golfers or by themselves. They want to integrate this into the game of golf, as a second option to using clubs. 

 

I just don't see it going well since you can only throw it no more than 100 yards on average for a beginner and 200 for an expert, and the styles don't mix, and rules for it are obviously different.

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I agree, Joe.  However, I'd be fine being paired up with one of these guys as long as they aren't obnoxious and abusing the course like a lot of the yahoos around my area.  The extra greens fees could be a great thing for the courses around here.

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I agree that Fling Golf is probably for people who don't want to play golf.  If it can be played on a traditional golf course then more people out there means more revenue and hopefully profit for the course.  That may mean fewer courses closing and/or courses putting that money into making course improvements, hiring more staff, etc.   

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I probably wouldnt mind it. Less divots left unattended, less tees scattered across the course. Less zig-zagging looking for lost balls.

Perhaps the Brads and Chads shotgunning beers between tee shots would prefer this over real golf, and would help the pace of play issue.

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Looks to be a cross between lacrosse and jai alai.  I suppose it might work and, as stated, bring in revenue for what continues to be a struggle for many courses.  If memory serves me, Gold Mountain (WA) had a "golf-soccer" venue set up which apparently was getting lots of play by families. I believe they opened up specific times for just the soccer groups. I suppose this new twist might be simpatico with traditional play, but, like Speed Golf, suspect it will be a niche market.

To be quite frank, I love the traditions of the sport I grew up with and hope it dosen't have to go through changes like this to survive.

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Hey guys.  Just wanted to jump in here.  Glad to see the conversation about FlingGolf.  We just finished up at the PGA Show and now heading to the Golf Industry Show.  Superintendents love us because they don't need to change the course and our players bring in revenue but cause no damage.  It sounds like you mostly understood - we are entirely seamless with golf and golfers.  That is why we are seeing lots of families and friends play FlingGolf and golf together.  And yes, courses are making some very good revenue from our players.

We've been played on over 1000 courses now, including Pinehurst, PebbleBeach and Torrey Pines - this can only be done because of the seamless nature of FlingGolf.  Just go to the first tee with a FlingStick and a golf ball and you are on your way.

Thanks again for the conversation.

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I don't think Golf and this activity are played at the same speed. Good luck✌️⛳

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