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Yes, FootGolf is a thing and the best of the best are coming to Port Stephens this month

We love a good collab here at Newcastle Live and here is one for the sports nuts.

That’s right, some of the Asia Pacific region’s sporting greats are set to descend on Horizons Golf Resort in Port Stephens this month for the Yamaha FootGolf Asia Cup.

“Well, what is FootGolf ,” we hear you ask, and that’s a very good question.

Backed by both Football Federation Australia (FFA) and, Golf Australia, FootGolf is a precision sport, played similarly to golf that sees competitors kick a spherical football into a cup in as few shots as possible.

The nifty sport is rapidly taking off across the world’s fairways with FootGf now being played in more than 40 countries.

Every two years there is a World Cup. In between, there is the European Tour, Americas Cup and Asia Cup. And for the first time ever, the Asia cup will be held in our part of the world.

The Yamaha FootGolf Asia Cup is a free spectator event over five days, from Monday 18 November to Friday 22 November at Horizons Golf Resort in Salamander Bay.

Competitions will run until 6pm on each day, starting with practice rounds and an
opportunity to meet the players on Monday 18 November and concluding with the Asia Cup Individual Final on the afternoon of Thursday 21 November and the Asia Cup Team Final on the morning of Friday 22 November.

The excitement continues into the weekend, including an all-day FIFG 250 World Tour event, with players from around the world, on Saturday 23 November and a Team Rest of World vs Team Asia FootGolf Challenge on Sunday 24 November.

Fun family experiences during the Yamaha FootGolf Asia Cup include a blood-pumping bLU cRU Bike Experience for kids aged 5-10 years. It’s free, and gives kids the chance to do some laps on Yamaha’s popular PW50 and TTR50 fun bikes, or
four-wheel YFZ50 fun ATV; all with the guidance of expert coaches, in a safe test arena. Pre-registration is highly recommended www.footgolfasiacup.org/yamaha.

The FootGolf Asia Cup 2019 will be on at Horizons Golf Resort from Monday 18 November to Friday 22 November. Head here for more information.

Written by Newcastle Live

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