Playing golf with your feet

Foot golf at Kingsway Golf Course
Foot golf at Kingsway Golf Course

North Lincolnshire Council is looking at creating a nine hole foot golf course at Kingsway Golf Course.

The council is asking residents to share their opinions on the future of Kingsway Golf Course, more specifically the creation of a footgolf course.

To introduce a footgolf course it would mean changing the current layout by reducing the golf course from 18 to nine holes and creating a nine-hole footgolf course.

Your views will help shape the future of Kingsway Golf Course.

You can have your say by completing the online survey at: Alternatively you can pick up a paper survey from your local link, library, leisure centre or council building.

The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and it will help with the council’s decision-making.

The survey will close on Sunday 12 April 2015. Don’t miss out on the chance to have your say.

Footgolf is a rapidly growing sport that is attracting many visits to golf courses that are now struggling to attract golfers. The game is a cross between football and golf, where the player attempts to kick the ball around a course in the fewest possible shots.

The number of golfers visiting Kingsway Golf Course has dropped from around 11,600 in 2011/12 to just over 5,000 this year (2014/15).

There are a number of reasons for this decline, including changing lifestyles and oversupply of golf in the local area.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for customer services, sport and leisure, said:

“We are committed to providing golf opportunities at Kingsway Golf Club; however we need to consider options for future development that will increase the numbers visiting the course. One option is to introduce a footgolf course to Kingsway, which is why we are asking residents’ for their views. It’s important that we ensure that if changes are made that the changes are what residents want. If you would be interested in playing footgolf or regularly use Kingsway Golf Course then please take part in our survey. It will help us shape the future of Kingsway Golf Course.”