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Footgolf opens at Trefnant

JUST as the Welsh football team return home from their heroics at Euro 2016 in France, North Wales Golf Range in Trefnant have got fully in to the football spirit by opening up a new footgolf course on their already well established golf course.

“It’s been really exciting watching the boys put Welsh football on the map in this tournament,“ said owner Steve Mueller. “The timing seemed to fit with so many people asking us for when we would put together a footgolf course.”

Footgolf is a relatively new sport, having been around in one form or another for just under 10 years. It follows the same principles as golf, where the object of the game is to get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible, but using just a football rather than golf equipment and into a much bigger hole; although a golf ball can travel much further than a football, meaning footgolf is played on holes shorter than those used for golf.

Steve added: “After there being lots of failed attempts at variations of golf through the years, footgolf seems to be here to stay with almost 200 courses registered in the UK – a number that looks set to rise in the near future.

“We’ve had a lot of good feedback about the course that we’ve set up and it works well for both golfers and footgolfers.”

The golf course in Trefnant has been established since 1989 and being relatively flat it lends itself naturally to footgolf, although there are a few tricky greens – along with one in the middle of a copse of trees, just to keep you on your toes!

The footgolf course was opened earlier this month by a few of the youngsters from Steve’s son’s football team and was a big hit straight away.

For more information, check out the facebook page ‘North Wales Golf Course & Driving Range’ or call on 01745 730805.

Pictured is Steve Mueller with his two sons Finley and Jasper.