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City Throws New Spin on Local Golf Course

May 30, 2016

The City of Mississauga is launching a new type of sport – FlingGolf – at the Academy golf course at BraeBen. FlingGolf provides players with a nine-hole experience similar to the game of golf with a lacrosse, baseball and hockey twist.

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“We introduced FlingGolf at BraeBen because it can be played on the same course as regular golf without any changes to the course,” said Julie Mitchell, Manager of Golf and Food Services for the City. “It’s a great alternative to golf and easy for people of all ages and skill levels to play. It is an interesting variation for those who enjoy lacrosse, baseball and hockey.”

FlingGolf follows the same rules as a normal golf game; however, instead of using golf clubs to hit the ball, players use a FlingGolf stick to throw a golf ball around a regulation-sized golf course. Players then use the FlingGolf stick to putt into a hole. The objective is to sink a golf ball into the hole in as few shots as possible.

BraeBen is the first golf course in the Greater Toronto Area to introduce FlingGolf to the course.

Bookings for FlingGolf at the 9-hole Academy Golf Course are available can be made up to seven days in advance. FlingGolf Sticks will be available for players to rent.

TRY FLINGGOLF FOR FREE:
On Saturday, June 4 join us to try this exciting and fun new sport at the Academy at BraeBen. FlingGolf demos, rules of the sport, refreshments and FlingGolf enthusiasts will be on site to explain and answer any questions about how to play the game. 
 
Date:
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Time:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:
The Academy at BraeBen Golf Course
5700 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, ON
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For more information about FlingGolf, please visit mississauga.ca/FlingGolf.

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BACKGROUND:

• Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance.
• Nine holes of FlingGolf at the Academy at BraeBen costs $10 for juniors (18 years and under), $10 for seniors (60 years and older) and $15 for adults. Family rates are also available for both FlingGolf and FootGolf.
• FlingGolf Sticks are available for rent for $3.
• Dress code:
          o collared golf shirt
          o golf pants, capris or shorts


Media Contact:                                                        
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                            
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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