Bridlington to host first UK Footgolf Championships

Bridlington is to host the first ever UK Footgolf Open Championships this summer. The first prize money Footgolf tournament will be held on June 22, and 23.

The two-day tournament will be a first for the sport and also the largest competition ever held.

International players from across Europe will descend on the east coast to compete against the best home grown talent, aiming to be crowned UK Open Champion.

The sport is already played in various countries across the globe with the first tournaments being held in the Netherlands in 2009.

Bridlington Links Golf Course will be hosting the event which will have a prize fund of £2,500, with a cash prize of £1,000 going to the overall winner.

Similar to golf, the intent is to introduce a football into a hole with the foot, in the least number of strokes possible.