Paducah Parks and Recreation is hosting the fifth annual FootGolf Paducah Open for Saturday, September 7 at Midtown Golf Courselocated at 1122 Adams Street. The FootGolf Paducah Open is an 18-hole competitive tournament. Prizes will be given with first place winning $75, second place winning $50, and third place winning $25. People of all ages are welcome. Each participant needs to bring a soccer ball. Door prizes also will be given out to participants.
Registration for the free event begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start for players at 9:30 a.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to help stock Paducah Cooperative Ministry’s pantry. Since Midtown Golf Course has a 9-hole footgolf course, participants will be completing the course twice for the tournament.
Footgolf is a hybrid sport with rules similar to golf as players attempt to kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. The sport is growing in popularity across the United States.
Midtown Golf Course, located behind Jetton soccer field, offers a free nine-hole course where traditional golfers, footgolfers, and disc golfers can play at the same time with each hole having a disc golf basket and holes for golf and footgolf.
The first ever FootGolf Paducah Open was held October 17, 2015. For more information about the FootGolf Paducah Open, contact Recreation Specialist Taylor Morsching at 270-444-1331.