WATCH: Where to play footgolf in Lancashire
A combination of football and golf, where players kick a football into a cup in as few shots as possible.
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The video shows Footgolf at Towneley Hall in Burnley
Why: Footgolf is a relative new activity, which merges two popular sports together. It is fun and active.How it works: The game is played similarly to golf, but players use a soccer ball instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than struck with a club, working toward a 21-inch “cup” in place of the usual golf hole. The player who finishes the course with the fewest shots wins. Footgolf is often played on golf courses, though it may also be played on specially built grass footgolf courses. Benefits: Footgolf is a fun group activity and is also an excellent form of exercise. Aerobic exercise is a great calorie burner, and so helps you to lose weight. It can also boost stamina, improving your endurance and reducing fatigue.The active exercise also increases your immune system and helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
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Mytton Fold Golf Club, Whalley Road, Blackburn: 1,148 yard course with nine or 18 holes. Nine holes: Adults Â£8, under 16s Â£7; 18 holes: Adults Â£10, under 16s Â£9. For more information visit www.ukfootgolf.com/mytton-fold/4587369105
Preston Footgolf: Saturday and Sunday from 2pm; Wednesdays from 2pm in July and August at Goosnargh Golf, Inglewhite Road. Adults Â£9 for nine holes, Â£12 for 18 holes; students Â£7 for nine holes, Â£10 for 18 holes; children Â£5 for nine holes, Â£8 for 18 holes. More information www.prestonfootgolf.co.uk/
Burnley Footgolf: Towneley Hall: Weekends noon until 4pm; School holidays Wednesday to Sunday noon until 4pm. Bank Holidays 10am until 4pm. Adults Â£10; Juniors Â£5. More information at www.footgolffrenzy.com/footgolf-course/burnley-footgolf/
Euxton Footgolf: Euxton Park Golf Centre, Euxton Lane, Chorley. Open weekdays from 9.30am; weekends 9am until 5pm.12 holes - Adults Â£6, under 16s Â£4. More information www.ukfootgolf.com/euxton-park/4587201517