Depending on what you read, the game of golf can date back as far as 1497 in the Kingdom of Fife, on the eastern coast of Scotland. In 1764, the 18-hole golf course was created at St Andrews and the rest is history. Though the game hasn’t changed much since the beginning, new forms of golf are making headway and are fun ways for groups to teambuild and enjoy a slightly competitive group outing.
One 21st century twist is FootGolf. Just like golf, the goal is to get the ball into the hole, except players use a soccer ball instead of a golf ball. The object of the game is to earn as few points as possible and shoot under par. Though easy to learn, the kickball-esque game takes time to master the correct kicks for the distances and terrain.
Near a beach? No problem, beachgolf is a variation of the game played on sandy beaches. It is a more simplified game played over a distance of 1.2 miles. Teams of two players each, with as few strokes as possible have to reach the final hole, hitting a soft polyurethane ball with a classic golf club.
Remember teambuilding is about getting out and doing something together, working with new teammates, and having fun. Include a new golf variation and change it up for your group this summer.