ANA Inspiration offers free admission and parking on Tuesday afternoon to watch soccer and golf legends
RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA, March 24, 2016 – The worlds of golf and soccer will collide at the 2016 ANA Inspiration when the inaugural ANA Footgolf Faceoff tees off at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at Mission Hills Country Club.
Tournament officials today announced that U.S. Solheim Cup stars Paula Creamer and Jessica Korda will join American soccer legends Abby Wambach and Julie Foudy in representing the USA in the inaugural ANA FootGolf Faceoff. The American team will compete in a six-hole match against Japanese National Team legends Ayumi Kaihori and Yayao Kobayashi, Ayako Uehara of the LPGA and a golfer to be named by Monday.
The competition will take place on the Palmer Course, which is adjacent to the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills – home of the ANA Inspiration for the 45th consecutive year.
Admission to the ANA Footgolf Faceoff is free with parking available at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa. A complimentary shuttle service to Mission Hills Country Club will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
FootGolf, the hybrid sport where soccer meets golf, is played with a regulation soccer ball on shortened golf holes with 21-inch diameter cups cut into the greens. The rules largely correspond with the Rules of Golf. The American FootGolf League (AFGL), which is based in Palm Springs, will oversee the setup of the ANA FootGolf Challenge course and competition.
About the American FootGolf League
The AFGL is the founder and official governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States, as sanctioned by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). With over 460 certified and accredited participating golf facilities, the AFGL is growing this new sport locally as well as promoting it nationally. The AFGL operates the U.S. Pro-Am FootGolf Tour, the U.S. FootGolf National Championship, and represents the United States in the FootGolf World Cup. The AFGL also publishes “This is FootGolf Magazine,” and provides official FootGolf equipment. For more about the American FootGolf League, visit www.afgl.us.
About the ANA Inspiration
The ANA Inspiration is golf’s first major and one of the LPGA Tour’s most prestigious events. Previously known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the tournament was founded in 1972 by David Foster and Dinah Shore and earned the designation as a major championship in 1983. Contested at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., since its inception, the ANA Inspiration holds the distinction of being the second oldest golf tournament continuously held at the same course. For many, the event is most distinguished by one of golf’s most beloved traditions: the champion’s leap into Poppie’s Pond, located adjacent to the 18th green. In 1988, the first champion’s leap into Poppie’s Pond was taken by Amy Alcott, and since has become one of the most anticipated and memorable traditions in golf. For more information on the ANA Inspiration, please visit www.ANAInspiration.com or call 760-834-8857. On social media, go to https://www.facebook.com/ANAinspiration, www.twitter.com/ANAinspiration or @ANAinspiration on Instagram.
Harvey Silverman, Editor, This is FootGolf Magazine. email@example.com. 760.501.0100 Ext. 129.