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Eagle-Vail Par 3 Course hosts first-ever Foot Golf Tournament

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Eagle-Vail Golf Club's Willow Creek Par 3 Course will host its first-ever Foot Golf Tournament on June 15. Put on by the Eagle River Youth Coalition, adults and children alike are invited to play the growing sport.

EAGLE-VAIL — The Eagle River Youth Coalition fun kicks off (pun intended) on Thursday, June 15, with the first-ever Foot Golf Tournament taking place at Willow Creek Par 3 Golf Course in Eagle-Vail.

"We love putting a twist on classic events, which is just what we are doing with the Foot Golf tournament! Teams of four or six will do their best to get the soccer balls into the oversized holes," said Mikayla Curtis, manager of strategic impact at Eagle River Youth Coalition.

Curtis added it's not as easy as it looks but provides laughter and a variety of technique.

Eagle River Youth Coalition wants youth to participate with adults as age doesn't matter in the sport of foot golf.

WHAT IS FOOT GOLF?

Foot golf consists of players kicking a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. The game combines the two sports of soccer and golf, with it being more closely related to golf. It's a precision sport, but that doesn't mean there's not time for fun and games. Several holes will be sponsored by other area nonprofits where golfers will have to eat cookies, play side games or have a snow cone.

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"Footgolf is rising in popularity for fans of all ages and genders. The foundation of golf gets meshed with the excitement of kicking a ball," said Ryan Flamm, director of golf at Eagle-Vail Golf Club.

"It's a great game designed to encourage socializing mixed with an edge of competition. If you haven't done so yet, you will be surprised at how fun and addicting this game is."

Eagle River Youth Coalition is accepting team entries — up to six booters per team. The tournament starts on June 15 at 3 p.m. with a shotgun start at Eagle-Vail's Willow Creek Par 3 course.

If you go …

What: Eagle River Youth Coalition’s first-ever Foot Golf Tournament.

When: Thursday, June 15, 3 p.m. shotgun start.

Where: Eagle-Vail’s Willow Creek Par-3 Course.

More information: Email hhower@eagleyouth.org for more details, sponsorship opportunities or to sign up a team.