Mount Pleasant Country Club hosts world class footgolf player Perrone Wednesday
Wednesday three professional players arrived at the Mount Pleasant Country Club golf course to play a round. One member of the threesome was Matias Perrone, of Argentina, currently ranked the fifth best player in the world. Not in traditional golf, but in footgolf.
John Rowland, Director of Golf at the country club, was happy to host the footgolfers. “We’re one of only six or seven footgolf courses in Texas,” Rowland said.
“And it’s not every day you get the number five ranked player in the world playing your course.”
According to footgolftexas.com, the sport is a combination of the popular sports soccer and golf. Played with a regulation No. 5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened golf-type holes with 21-inch diameter cups, the rules largely correspond to the rules of golf.
Perrone, 34, was once quoted as saying, “Soccer is my wife. Footgolf is my mistress, she tempts me.”
Mount Pleasant Country Club hosted a national qualifier tournament in June as a member course of the American Footgolf League and welcomes footgolfers to play the unique sport that is growing in popularity worldwide.
Roy Stinson, general manager at MPCC, noted the sport’s popularity with younger players. “You can finish 18 holes of footgolf in as little as an hour and a half,” said Stinson. “Some people just don’t want to invest four and a half to five hours in a round of golf.”
For a tee time or more information about footgolf, call the MPCC pro shop at 903-572-0951.