Soccer Golf Course Opens

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EUGENE, Ore. — A new sport catching on across the country, now has footing in Eugene.

The sport is known as foot golf or soccer golf.

The first course in Eugene opened June 28 at the RiverRidge Golf Course on Delta Highway.

Essentially, it’s like playing golf with a soccer ball, a larger hole, and all the same rules.

Some say public golf courses are struggling a bit, due to the daily fees. And, that is why they decided to add the soccer golf course.

“You need to make use of what we have which is beautiful, well manicured facility, and we want footsteps. We want people. We want kids using our facility,” said Aaron Oakley, assistant professional.

If you head out to play, leave the cleats at home. Only golf and tennis shoes are allowed.

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