Players take turns kicking their soccer balls toward the hole and the lowest score wins, just like golf. We had some college soccer players here trying it out and they had trouble on the greens. click over hereThey arent used to dealing with slopes. Youve got to play the slopes, said Eckart. In soccer, the fields are flat. He also noted that there is strategy just like there is in golf. The topography and the wind and other things make it interesting, just like golf, he said. Sometimes you have to lay up. Footgolfers have to place their shots just like golf and read the course, which is a par 36. The startup expenses were minimal because the Sinfords already had the land, lawn mowers and equipment to make the holes. All they had to buy was the fiberglass poles to put into the ground, the flags and soccer balls, said Eckart. The footgolf course and the golf course are far enough apart so that both sports can be safely played at the same time.
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(Photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat) 49ers interview Cardinals executive for general manager job JOSH DUBOW Grant Cohn’s Inside the 49ers job SANTA CLARA The 49ers interviewed Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough for their general managers job on Friday. Team CEO Jed York met with McDonough as part of his search for replacements for fired coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke following a 2-14 season that tied the worst mark in franchise history. Related Stories 49ers have last remaining coaching vacancy McDonough is the seventh candidate to interview for general manager, joining ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Carolina assistant GM Brandon Beane, Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III, Minnesota assistant GM George Paton, Green Bay director of football operations Eliot Wolf and Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst. McDonough has spent four seasons with Arizona and currently oversees the college and pro personnel departments and assists on contract negotiations. He has also worked for Cleveland, Baltimore and Jacksonville during a 25-year NFL career. McDonough is the son of the late Boston Globe columnist and television reporter Will McDonough. His brother Sean is the play-by-play announcer for ESPNs Monday Night Football and his brother Ryan is general manager for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. York said he was open to hiring either the coach or general manager first. He said the primary goal in the search is finding a coach and general manager who can work well together. SourceSome of his coaching candidates already have found other jobs, with Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay getting hired by the Los Angeles Rams, Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott getting the job in Buffalo and potential interviewee Vance Joseph being hired in Denver before he even met with the Niners. San Francisco also has interviewed New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, and Anthony Lynn, who served as the Bills offensive coordinator and was hired by the Chargers Friday.
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