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COUNTRY ROADS

Fling Golf? Yes, It's Time
To Hurl On The Course

A

new kind of golf is hitting the
fairways across the Blue Ridge
region. In Fling Golf, a hybrid of
golf and lacrosse, players swap their bag
of heavy clubs for just one carbon-fiber
FlingStick. The game uses the same golf
ball aimed at the same holes but instead
of hitting it, players hurl it from a modified lacrosse stick.
Because Fling Golf moves faster than
traditional golf, it's suited for a social distancing world. No practice swings, less
waiting around.
Fling Golf is known for having a much
quicker learning curve than the traditional game, says Blacksburg, Virginia golf
instructor Cam Owens. While a beginner
could take golf lessons for half a day and
not reach the skill level to enjoy playing,
novice Fling golfers can be good to go after practicing swings for 30 minutes.
All players need to start playing is a

Fewer hooks and
slices? Fling Golf
can make for more
accurate drives, chips
and putts.

FlingStick-Fling Golf's tool for launching shots and hitting putts. While the
ball doesn't go as far as one knocked with
a club, it has a better chance of going
straight. Scoring is akin to regular golf-
the fewer the shots, the better the score-
but, take a one shot penalty if you go out
of bounds, lose your ball, go into a hazard,
or into a bunker.
Throw the ball from the FlingStick
overhand or underhand; fling it sidearmed like a baseball bat or overhead like
a javelin. It all works.	

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Fling Golf was invented by Pennsylvanian Alex Van Alen, who grew up combining sports equipment in weird ways
to entertain his brothers: football on
skates, Frisbee on bikes, sledding on Big
Wheels. One game persisted-golf with
lacrosse sticks. Since its 2015 rollout, Fling
Golf has been played on more than 1,000
golf courses in at least a dozen countries.
Whether they rent out FlingSticks or not,
most golf courses allow Fling Golf to be
played alongside traditional golf-often
in the same foursome. -SU CLAUSON-WICKER


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