Lordswood officially open their new Footgolf course

15/12/2015

 

On Friday 27th November, Lordswood School officially opened their brand new par-27 9-hole Footgolf course. The Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP cut the ceremonial ribbon to declare the course open.

Footgolf is a great sport which combines both football and golf – the two most popular sports in the world. The aim of the game is to get the ball into the hole in the fewest number of shots by only using your feet. In order to do this, players need to combine both power and precision.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony Tracey Crouch was joined by pupils from Lordswood and Wayfield Primary School, Kent’s number 1 footgolfer and Lordswood PE teacher Karl May, UK Footgolf Association representative Richard Brown and Chatham Town F.C. manager Kevin Horlock.

On the 21st November, a week before the official opening, Lordswood had a local opening where the local and wider community were invited to play a round of £1. Over 70 footgolfers took the opportunity to experience footgolf on the new course and it promises to be an exciting attraction for the community to come together. The course is already getting local interest with Gillingham F.C. under 21’s coming to have a match.

Once the footgolf course was declared open, Tracey Crouch took to the course to show her footgolf skills, along with other attendees, including school children from Lordswood and Wayfield.

As the first footgolf centre of learning in the South of England, it aims to inspire children to engage with sport, whilst creating strong links with the local community and business and other GST schools.

This new footgolf course is open to the public on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm. To play 9 holes of footgolf, it costs £5 per adult and junior. To play 18 holes of footgolf, it costs £10 per adult and £5 per junior.

To book a round at Lordswood School Footgolf, please call the course directly on 07973 482 987 or visit the Lordswood’s page on the UK Footgolf Association website.

More information can also be found on Lordswood’s Footgolf Twitter and Facebook’s page.