Clearwater resident Wesley Andrews kicks his soccer ball into the hole as his competitor watches during the Tampa Bay FootGolf Open held at the Largo Golf Course Oct. 6.
LARGO – A new sport, combining the rules of golf with a regulation soccer ball, debuted in Largo over the weekend.
The Largo Golf Course hosted an open house featuring the sport Oct. 5, followed by the Tampa Bay FootGolf Open Oct. 6. The event was a joint venture of the Florida FootGolf Association and the American FootGolf League.
FootGolf is played on shortened holes with players kicking a soccer ball toward 21-inch diameter cups.
The Largo FootGolf course, a par-71 course with a 2,447-yard layout, is the eighth certified course in the nation to offer the new sport and one of only two such courses in Florida.
Regular tee times for FootGolf will be available Saturdays and Sundays, noon to close beginning Saturday, Oct. 12. Rates are, for 18 holes: $20 to ride and $15 to walk or for nine holes: $15 to ride and $10 to walk. A $5 discount is available for groups of 12 or more.
Largo Golf Course is at 12500 Vonn Road.
For more information or to book a tee time, call the Pro Shop at 518-3024.
An electronic FootGolf tee time system is still in the works, but more details about the sport and the course are available at www.largofootgolf.com.