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FootGolf comes to the Southern Tier at Traditions at the Glen

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FootGolf is coming to the Southern Tier and Traditions at the Glen Resort and Hotel created an 18 hole golf course experience.

"When you are playing soccer it is flat and you are not used to elevation changes and you are not used to obstacles in your way. What you are used to is people in front of you but not hills and different things on the golf course like trees. You have to go around them, you really have to think about distance, accuracy, and you have to do these shots that you are not used to hitting," said Naomi Nesenoff, PGA Director of Golf at Traditions at the Glen.

That’s FootGolf in a nutshell. The sport started in 2006. In 2008, a team of professional soccer players from the Netherlands played in a nine hole event which sparked interest oversea.s. And in 2011, it came to the U.S.

"It just grew. From 2011 to 2012,13,14 it started with over 30 courses and now have over 300 golf courses that have FootGolf now," said Nesenoff.

The sport has no boundaries. All you need is a soccer ball, some friends, and a lot of smiles.

"We have little kids come out there of all different ages and abilities. I haven't really played much soccer. I went out there today and I had a blast," said Nesenoff.

Traditions at the Glen had a soft opening of the course on May 16th and they have their grand opening this Saturday, June 6th and everyone who has tried the course up to this point, really enjoyed to play.

"Everyone has been saying, 'It's so much fun!' And you can play it in about an hour and a half. So it takes a lot less than you would normally play on a golf course," said Nesenoff

"I am going to bring a couple of my friends here. I really enjoyed this! A lot of my soccer friends will definitely enjoy this. Even if they don't play soccer, it will be a lot of fun," said Erin Hamm, from Whitney Point.

For more on the FootGolf course, check out the website http://www.traditionsresort.com/footgolf/index.html