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Footgolf coming to golf course

By Staff | Sep 30, 2014

ALLENWOOD – Plans are in place to bring footgolf to the White Deer Golf Course in Montgomery as a way to attract younger players to the green there and expose them to traditional golf according Steve Parlante, executive director of the Lycoming County Recreation Authority.

$1,800 was allocated for the game, which is set to open sometime this month.

“We want to let some people play it before the end of the year,” Parlante said, adding that the idea came from success stories he’d heard at other major golf courses across the state.

At White Deer, the footgolf area will be constructed on the executive course in a way so as not to interfere with regular golfers.

“A lot of people are showing interest,” Parlante said of footgolf, which he envisioned could be paired with birthday events at the course. “Young kids could play without as much adult supervision.”

Parlante said the rate to play would be similar to the executive course’s weekday rate.

The board approved a young adult membership package at the White Deer Golf Course to start in 2015 with reduced pricing for players between the ages of 23 and 30.

Parlante hopes that, like footgolf, the new attraction will increase younger membership.

The decision came after the authority decided to maintain all of the golf course’s other membership rates from 2014.