By Tony Lopez

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — People are teeing up at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex and having a ball doing it—a soccer ball that is.

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In the past 10 weeks, the first Northern California golf course to offer up foot golf has seen more than 2,000 people get their kicks in.

Lilly Bewley and her friends have been hooked ever since they came across the new sport, discovering that there are times when you want to let ’er rip, or lightly finesse the ball toward the hole.

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“Just like golf, the putting, the short game is where you need to be making your best strokes,” said Karl Van Dessel, the complex’s foot golf coordinator. “It’s all about touch.”

Unlike in soccer, nobody’s sprinting or fighting off defenders. Foot golf does have sand traps and shots that just miss, just like regular golf.

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For now, Haggin Oaks is the only local golf course offering the sport, but Bing Maloney will have its own course up and running in November.