Which golf-related sport would be most fun?

Leading Off: FootGolf? Let's give these a shot, too

Published: Thursday, Jul. 4, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1C
Last Modified: Thursday, Jul. 4, 2013 - 8:47 am

A golf course is the perfect setting for, well, a round of golf – you know, nine or 18 holes in a beautiful setting; a bag of clubs, a sleeve of balls and some friends for a few hours of serenity.

Growing up in a beach town, we had miniature golf. Later, in college, we discovered disc golf. Both can be fun, but neither is played on a golf course.

Not long ago, we heard about SpeedGolf, but it's still golf on a golf course, just played extremely fast.

Then, on Wednesday, The Bee's Steve Pajak introduced us to FootGolf, in which players aim to use as few kicks as possible to get a soccer ball into 18 giant holes on a golf course.

Here are four other versions of golf we'd like to try:

• BatGolf: Using a bat, players hit baseballs into the 18 holes, fungo-style. It might sound easy, but think about how many shots you'd need after reaching the green.

• BeerGolf: Traditional golf, with a twist (or twist-off). Players take one stroke off their score for each beer they drink during the round. Each foursome would be required to have a fifth member, whose job would be to drive the players on the course – and home afterward.

• LacrosseGolf: Teams of four players go head-to-head, battling to see who can score first by putting the ball in the hole. The team that scores begins the next hole on defense. The team that sinks the most shots wins the match.

• PassingGolf: Two-man teams, with a designated passer and catcher, must complete passes to reach the green, with the next pass thrown from the spot of the catch. The team with the fewest completions in 18 holes is the winner.

What to watch

Baseball doubleheader, 10:10 a.m., CSNBA, and 1:05 p.m., CSNCA: It's the Giants-Reds followed by the A's-Cubs.

Today's poll

Which golf-related sport would be the most fun?

• BatGolf

• BeerGolf

• LacrosseGolf

• PassingGolf

Vote above or leave your comments in the comment field; or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports

Wednesday's results

Is Tyreke Evans worth a four-year contract worth $44 million?

• Yes: 34%

• No: 66%

Total votes: 547

Call The Bee's Tom Couzens, (916) 321-1097. Follow him on Twitter @tomcouzens.

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