The chance to play with Dutch stars

Bridlington Links Launch of the Foot Golf Competition NBFP PA1323-3a Dan Connell, Mike O'Connor
Bridlington Links Launch of the Foot Golf Competition NBFP PA1323-3a Dan Connell, Mike O'Connor

As Bridlington prepares to host the UK’s biggest FootGolf competition to date, local players are being given the chance to play with Dutch football legends including Dennis Bergkamp.

The UK Open FootGolf Championship is being held at The Links on June 22 and 23, and every player who signs up will be entered into a draw to win a place in the Dutch National FootGolf Professional and Amateur FootGolf in Amsterdam in September.

The closing date for entry into the Bridlington event is Monday 17 June at noon, and organisers insist the title, and the £1,000 top prize, could easily be won by a beginner.

Mike O’Connor from UK FootGolf said: We have players coming from Italy, Holland, Belgium, Hungary and Switzerland, but everyone is new to the sport and it could be won by absolutely anyone.

“People can come and watch the weekend up at The Links at no charge, and it would be great for local people to show their support by either coming to play or just watch, seeing as people are coming to the town from around the world to take part.

“We are also looking for some volunteers to be around the course on Saturday and Sunday to watch play and help out. It would be for approximately four hours on both days, and we will provide food and refreshments.”

Kieran Lawry from the council’s East Yorkshire Events bureau added: “To attract players from all over Europe is a wonderful achievement and really places the East Riding at the sporting centre of Footgolf worldwide.

“Hopefully local players will get involved and enter. There can’t be many better ways of spending a weekend and having the chance to go home with £1,000.”

Entry to the Links event costs £25 and includes a £5 draw ticket to win a place in the Dutch event. To book, call 0800 6899552 or email info@footgolfengland.co.uk.