FEATURE: Hybrid sport of Footgolf is kicking off across Derbyshire!

Footgolf has grown in popularity.
Footgolf has grown in popularity.

The popular sport of Footgolf is now working its way into Derbyshire, after Cavendish Golf Club became the first course in the county to stage the sport.

The sport is a hybrid of football and golf, with the aim of the game to kick a standard size 4 or 5 football from a teeing area to a 21” hole located anything from 65 – 175 yards away.

Players record the number of kicks on each hole and the winner is the person who gets round the nine holes in the least number of kicks.

Cavendish GC, located in Buxton, is proud to be the first footgolf course in the county.

The 1,008 yards, par 37 course is guaranteed to delight everyone from new players out for an hour or two of fun, right through to Elite players looking to rack up National Ranking Event points.

Famous for it’s spectacular views, abundance of wildlife and peaceful and tranquil setting, the club is now looking to attract a whole new generation of players to the newly-created sport.

Cavendish GC is the first course in Derbyshire to stage footgolf.

Cavendish GC is the first course in Derbyshire to stage footgolf.

Sunday April 26 sees the club launch a special event, with prices set at just £5 adults and £3 under-16s.

To book your game, call 01298 79708.

Meanwhile, the sport is also experiencing high demand across the border in Nottinghamshire.

Former Retford United goalkeeper Jason Fisher is the East Midlands business development manager for the UK FootGolf Association.

The sport is running its season for participants from March to October with a number of ranking events taking place at Nottinghamshire courses.

To see the entire list of ranking competitions and dates, visit ukfootgolf.com/uk-ranking-comps-dates/4587955142

lTo find out more about entering, or to enquire about the sport, call Jason on 07803339277 or email eastmidlandsnorth@ukfootgolf.com.