This urban derivative of the classically weird scottish pastime involves unlacing your shoes so that they rest loosely on the foot and then kicking them towards hard-to-reach objects such as "on top of cabinet" or "directly under park bench"
Courses may be defined anywhere within the built environment, but this sport is believed to have started in Crossroads Mall on the east side of Seattle
Players take turns kicking their shoes towards the "hole" beginning with the player whose shoe is currently the furthest from the hole.
A spin-off of this game was recently developed that can be likened to the shoe-golf analog of a driving range. In this version, 2-4 players reach a comfortable undulation on a playground swingset and then attempt to match timing, finesse, and stealthy arodynamic shoe design by kicking off their shoe at the very apex of their swing, seeing who can achieve the greatest distance in shoe-flight.
"We met at the westlake center and enjoyed some starbucks
followed by some panda express, but even these delights did not sate our thirst for adventure. We dismayed briefly upon discovering we posessed no footbag, but our melancholy did not last long, as a raucous game of 9-hole shoe golf immediately began.
Shoegolf is a game similar to traditional golf except that, instead of playing with golf equipment, the players launch shoes into the air by kicking. The object of the game is to hit a series of “holes,” (i.e., objects such as tree trunks or any handy ground structure) in as few kicks as possible.
The game is believed to have been invented by a student at the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1968. The student, Frederic Shaw, began playing golf with friends on the Swasey Parkway in Exeter by kicking shoes and using tree trunks along the parkway as holes. For many years, shoegolf remained an obscure sport. In recent years, however, the sport has begun to catch on among college students, and at least one web site on shoe golf now exists on the Internet.
Shoegolf’s rules are loose and adaptable to the players. As played in the Shaw family since the 1960s, the players assemble on a lawn, beach, parking lot, or any open area. Unlike traditional golf, where players are usually grouped into parties of 2-5 people, the number of players in a shoe golf party is limited only by the available space. Some shoegolf games in the Shaw family have consisted of as many as 30 players.
The only equipment needed for shoegolf is a shoe. The shoe can be any kind of footwear, although most players use rough heavy shoes that will not suffer from the trauma of being kicked about repeatedly. The shoe must be a natural one and it is considered to be a violation of ...
Ye olde game first played in Britain in the 1990's. Since then, America has brought the rights for the sport after being unable to play golf for their weight. After that, the USA has always claimed the rights for the game. The game involves flicking ones shoe over a conventional golf course. Starting at tee, the game ends when one players shoe hits the flag on the green.
Ian: Hey Matt, up for a game of shoegolf?
Matt: Yea why not.
Ian: Which holes?
Matt: The back nine?
Ian: Sure, good luck my son.
a variation of the well known game of hitting a golf ball with clubs. This version, born in a suburb of Sacramento, Ca. involves tossing one of your own shoes at a distant object such as a light pole or mailbox. Scoring is much like the PGA, depending upon the distance. The winner of each hole scores a beer and the players partake in said beers at the end of the game. But usually also before and during the game.
R: Hey Cody, wanna play shoegolf?
C: why yes I do, Ryan! Par 4 to the stopsign
R: you're on, this hole is a Corona Hole
C: Get me a lime