FootGolf Paducah Open on September 9, 2017

Date of release:  September 5, 2017

Paducah Parks Services is organizing the third annual FootGolf Paducah Open.  The event will be Saturday, September 9 at Midtown Golf Course located 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 nine-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.

For more information about the FootGolf Paducah Open, contact Recreation Specialist Taylor Morsching at 270-444-1331 or tmorsching@paducahky.gov.  For more information about Park Services, visit www.paducahky.gov, call 270-444-8508, or visit the Parks office located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive.

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