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2015 ECS FC Footgolf Open, July 25th

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Unread postby SPQR » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:43:27 am

It's that time again! Lace those shoes, dig up your best golf clothes, find your lucky ball, and get on out to Foster Golf Links for the 2nd-annual ECS FC Footgolf Open!

This year's event will be held on July 25th with a 2:00 PM shotgun start time. The open will be hosted once again at Foster Golf Links in Tukwila, just down the road from Starfire Sports. All proceeds will benefit Emerald City Supporters FC, the amateur soccer club of the Emerald City Supporters! Proceeds will help to purchase equipment, field time, and uniforms. Proceeds will also support hosting of the 2015 Supporters' Cup matches between ECS FC and Timbers Army FC at Starfire.

Just like last year, entry fee for the ECS FC Footgolf Open will be $30 per player. The tournament will consist of a beginners division and competitive division, and is open to everyone of all ages. Bring your family and friends, and don't worry about playing ability! Children under 10 years old play FREE with a paid playing adult accompanying them.

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Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as this is the best way we can ensure that participants are placed in playing groups with their requested friends. Walk-up registration will be accepted on a space-available basis. Registration/ticket purchase can be found here:
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Shotgun start will kick off the playing round at 2:00 PM sharp. Players who have pre-registered by purchasing the store item should arrive by 1:30 PM, which will allow them to check in and walk to their assigned starting holes. Walk-up registration will open at 1:00 PM.

Following the Footgolf tournament, join us at the restaurant/clubhouse Billy Baroo's for a viewing of the Sounders at Impact at 5:00 pm. All the rounds will finish before then so no one misses any of the match.

There will be a beginners division and a competitive division. These 2 divisions will be scored separately and prizes will be awarded for each one. The competitive division will have a starting pin further back than the friendly one just like in real golf. All ECS FC players on a GSSL team will be required to join the competitive division.

Though not required, players are encouraged to wear their best golf outfits such as argyle socks, golf cap and collared shirts. We will be awarding a prize to the best dressed! Although this is a soccer-style event, no cleats are allowed on the course. Please only wear turf, indoor shoes or regular tennis shoes.

A limited number of soccer balls will be available to rent for $5, but they will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Players are encouraged to bring their own size 5 soccer balls.

ECS FC will award prizes for the following: lowest scores, closest to pin, best dressed.

We will be selling add-ons for this event such as mulligans. You can purchase a mulligan for $5 with a maximum of 4 mulligans.

If there are a group of people that you would like to play with, please let us know when completing registration as we will make all the arrangements we can. Please post in the comments when you reserve your spot the names of the players you would like to team up with. Teams will be limited to 6, but a few exceptions will be made on a first-come, first-served notice. Those who do not select a team will be placed in groups together to enjoy the game. Smaller groups will be combined with other smaller groups.

1. No cleats allowed. Turf, indoor soccer, or athletic shoes are recommended.

2. Wear appropriate clothing – collared shirt, golf cap, and argyle socks are preferred.

3. Please see the FootGolf Map on the scorecard for the routing of the course.

4. The ball must be played in a single movement. You are not allowed to push the ball with the top or bottom of your shoe.

5. Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest. It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling.

6. Play the ball from where it lies.You are not allowed to move the ball or remove objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball when it may obstruct another player’s kick or ball in any way.

7. Your ball must be easy to identify.

8. Kick off your ball from a position up to 2 yards behind the tee markers.

9. The player farthest from the hole is the first to kick the ball.

10. The order of play is established based on the score of the previous hole. The player with the best score will kick off first on the next hole followed by the second, etc..

11. If a ball lands in a water hazard (annotated by a red line or red stakes) either replace the ball within 2 yards from where the ball entered the hazard or from its previous position. The player incurs a one stroke penalty.

12. Out of bounds markers are annotated with white stakes. Place the ball within 2 yards from where the ball crossed between the white stakes. The player incurs a one stroke penalty.

13. Review the scorecard and wait your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.

14. The Pace of Play Standard for Golfers and FootGolfers is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Please make sure to keep up with the group in front of you. Groups falling behind will be moved forward to recapture their position on the course.

15. All alcoholic beverages must be purchased at Billy Baroo’s or atthe official Foster concession carts. No exceptions.

16. Please respect the golfers and the golf course. Be sure to rake any sand trap to remove your foot prints as you exit the bunker.

17. Have fun!


What is closest to pin?
We will select a particular hole which is possible to hit a hole in one. The players who get closest to the pins will receive a certain prize for this particular hole.

What is a mulligan?
A mulligan is an opportunity to hit the ball again in case you take a bad kick. Basically, it's making the bad kick never happen, but it'll cost you $5 and players are limited to 4 mulligans each.

Is there an age restriction?
This event is all ages. The clubhouse also has an all ages section with a large television for the match. Obviously, there is an age restriction for the purchase & consumption of alcohol.
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