SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — People are teeing up at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex and having a ball doing it—a soccer ball that is.
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.READ MORE: Police Searching For 2 Accused Of Using Stolen Credit Card In Sacramento Area
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.READ MORE: Lake Oroville Hydro Power Plant That Can Serve Up To 800,000 Homes Goes Offline Due To Drought
“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.MORE NEWS: Injured Bear Who Escaped South Lake Tahoe Wildlife Rescue Found In Tree
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.