2020 FootGolf Outing

We miss you. We miss kicking soccer balls. And we need to get outside (safely) while we can.

Join FC Buffalo and Westside International Soccer on Saturday, October 17 for a 1 p.m. round of FootGolf at Delaware Park with proceeds benefiting a soon-to-be announced youth development project from both parties!

[ REGISTER: 2020 FootGolf Outing at Delaware Park ]

We’ll have a commemorative item, and awards for the top finishers. The beauty of FootGolf is that a round is that it’s suitable for all ages and usually wrapped-up in under two hours! What is FootGolf? Scroll down for a video.

Thank you very much to our 2020 corporate partners, especially Hofbrauhaus Buffalo, Mes Que, Sullivan’s Brewing Company, Luminus Media, Batavia Downs Gaming, Colvin Cleaners, Dressel Chiropractic, and Gino’s Pizza Place. We hope you patronize when possible during this unique and challenging time in our world.

The FootGolf course is 18 holes and located on the Back 9 of the Delaware Park Golf Course. Please meet at the Golf Pro Shop no later than 12:30 to register/confirm your round.

We’ll be playing a shotgun format with a minimum of two and a maximum of six golfers per group, so spaces are limited! If your group is less than six, please let us know on your registration if you are comfortable combining your group with another.

[ REGISTER: 2020 FootGolf Outing at Delaware Park ]

Cost for two golfers is $50 for the general public and $40 if at least one golfer is an FC Buffalo season ticket holder. Save money by filling out a six-some (sextet? six-pack? hexad?) for $120. Season ticket holders will receive a discount code via email.

There is a parking lot near the corner of Parkside and the 198 (accessed from Parkside Avenue). That parking lot fills up fast on weekends, so we’d recommend allowing extra time in case you need to find on-street parking.

Please follow COVID-19 rules: Social distancing, no celebrating with high fives or any contact, and no large gatherings on or near the course before, during, or after the tournament. Please follow directions once you are given your starting hole. Participants are required to wear a mask to the event and sign a waiver upon arrival.

We have also planned a post-round get-together near the course. Due to social distancing concerns, the location will be dictated by the number of registrants for the tournament but it’ll be a treat to be sure.

This FootGolf outing was meant to be our 2020 season kickoff event but… science.

Rules of FootGolf

  • No cleats allowed. Indoor soccer and tennis shoes are appropriate. Players can wear golf-style attire and jerseys/flair is encouraged.
  • Your ball must be easy to identify, and you must bring your own ball.
  • Wait your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
  • The ball must be played in a single movement. Your foot should be set separate from the ball, clearly behind before the kick.
  • Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest.
  • Play the ball from where it lies.

Westside International Soccer (WSIS) strives to develop young people using soccer as a vehicle to provide a safe place to play, connect with mentors, breakdown barriers, and empower participants to become leaders in their community and their chosen life pursuits. WSIS is open to all youth players with a focus on providing refugees, at-risk, and low-income children with opportunity and access to free, safe, quality soccer programs regardless of economic means. They provide both competitive and non-competitive soccer programs with a strong focus on the non-competitive aspects of soccer that promote positive youth development. For more info, head to wsisoccer.org.