BOSTON (June 16, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today that the second annual MLL All-Star FlingGolf Invitational will award nearly $2,000 in prizes to MLL players participating in the nine-hole competition. The event will take place on Saturday, July 8 at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento, Calif.
“Building off the success of our initial MLL All-Star FlingGolf event at last year’s All Star Game, we are really looking forward to seeing these guys get out there on the course, have a good time and have a chance for some prize money,” said Alex Van Alen, Founder of FlingGolf. “We have such a natural partnership with Major League Lacrosse, where the world’s greatest lax players compete, and it is awesome for us to see them really embracing FlingGolf and growing this young sport.”
FlingGolf is an alternative to golf that uses a FlingStick to throw a golf ball in a similar fashion to how a lacrosse ball is thrown with a lacrosse stick. This similarity between the sports has given MLL players a distinct advantage in picking up the game and excelling at it.
“Hundreds of courses across the US and beyond are seeing the benefits of encouraging FlingGolf and bringing in new players,” Van Alen said. “Haggin Oaks is taking the lead in Sacramento, and with the growth of lacrosse in the area, we know they will be a hotbed for FlingGolf.”
The first-place finisher in the tournament will receive $1,000, second place will receive $300 and third place will receive $100. There are $250 prizes for both longest fling and closest to the pin. Scores are calculated by point totals with an eagle earning four points, birdies get three points, pars get two points and a bogey is worth one point. The players will be chosen after All-Star rosters are announced.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the MLL All-Star FlingGolf Invitational coming to Haggin Oaks in July,” said Zach Hall, Millennial Golf Ambassador at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. “FlingGolf attracts a new type of player to the course, so it will be great to have these incredible professional athletes playing here and showing their skills. It is bound to be a great event."
The MLL All-Star Game will also take place on Saturday, July 8 at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento. For more information about the game and to buy tickets, click here.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports over the past 17 years. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.
FlingGolf was created and is promoted by Boston-based PlusOne Sports, LLC, which designed, manufactures and distributes the high-performance patented FlingStick in Massachusetts. In addition to its partnership with MLL, PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf is also an Official Partner of the National Golf Course Owners Association. FlingGolf is now played by a rapidly growing community at hundreds of golf courses across the US, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Mexico. PlusOne Sports sells FlingSticks and FlingGolf accessories and apparel online. For more information about FlingGolf, visit the sport’s official website www.flinggolf.com