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Foot Golf Coming to Two Washington, D.C.-Area Courses


General's Ridge Golf Course and Lake Ridge Golf Course - owned by Prince William County Park Authority and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) - will introduce FootGolf, a hybrid of golf and soccer, at two of its courses.

The Washington, D.C. FootGolf Open starts on Saturday, April 12 with a 9 a.m. shotgun at Lake Ridge, and concludes on Sunday, April 13 with a 9 a.m. shotgun at General's Ridge. Registration is $119 for individuals and includes practice, two tournament rounds, cart fee, hat, gift bag and banquet.

Created in conjunction with the American FootGolf League (AFGL) and the first of its kind in the Washington, D.C.-area, FootGolf at General's Ridge and Lake Ridge golf courses will be played over nine or 18 holes in length.

Each hole is assigned "par" and players tee off using a soccer ball, strategically kicking it until it drops into the cup. The holes are cut in the rough to avoid damage to fairways and greens. AFGL provides a rule book for players to follow.

The FootGolf courses at both General's Ridge and Lake Ridge are open for play year-round (weather permitting) during twilight hours through the core golf season.

"Billy Casper Golf has a history of innovation in the game of golf," says Roberto Balestrini, rounder of AFGL. "General's Ridge and Lake Ridge provide the perfect inaugural venue for FootGolf in the Mid-Atlantic."

"The reaction to FootGolf has been amazing," says Dan Wagner, general manager of General's Ridge. "Our regular golfers and sports enthusiasts are excited to try this new, creative and fun sport."

For more information about FootGolf, visit www.footgolf.net.