New footgolf course on Mousehold open for business

Footgolf opens at Mousehold pitch and putt course. Cllr Roger Ryan with, left to right, Alex Meeken,

Footgolf opens at Mousehold pitch and putt course. Cllr Roger Ryan with, left to right, Alex Meeken, Nathan Young and Lewis Rump. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

One of the country's fastest growing new sports has found another home in the region.

Up until now, there have only been three places in Norfolk to play footgolf – the hybrid of football and golf – and only one in Norwich, at Eaton Park.

But now, Norfolk's fourth footgolf course is open for business – on the Mousehold pitch and putt course.

A new £6,000 renovation has been made to the course, to include large holes at the edge of the course's 18 greens, allowing it to accommodate both footgolf and pitch and putt.

The course opened for the first time yesterday.


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Roger Ryan, Norwich City Council cabinet member for customer care and leisure said: 'Eaton Park's footgolf course has been very successful so it is fantastic we have been able to add it to Mousehold.

'It's a great way for people to keep fit and get involved in a new and exciting sport.'

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Staggered running hours to Eaton also mean it will now be possible to play footgolf six out of seven days a week in Norwich, with Mousehold offering it on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and Eaton on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mr Ryan added: 'The course in Eaton has received such great feedback, people really enjoy giving footgolf a try and we hope this will also help introduce people to pitch and putt as well.

'It is no real secret that fewer people are playing golf these days, so if people give footgolf a try, then want to have a go at pitch and putt that would be great too.

'As a council we are keen to give the public as many opportunities to get involved in sport as we can, and after all, what other sport can you pretend to be Wes Hoolahan and Rory McIllroy at the same time?'

Full times can be found at www.norwich.gov.uk

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