Fling Golf

What is Fling Golf ?

  • – A sport that is a modified version of golf
  • – Can be played on any golf course 
  • – Instead of hitting a golf ball, a fling stick is used to throw the ball
  • – A fling stick is shaped and similar to a golf club, but has a small cup at the end of the club to scoop and hold a golf ball to allow you to throw/launch the ball rather than hitting it off the ground

Parts of the Fling stick

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Fling Golf Techniques

You can throw the ball using the overhand, the sidearm, the low-to-high, the flop shot, the bump and run, the green putt using the fling channel or the fling notch

The Overhand

Use your FlingStick like a lacrosse stick. Keep your wrists hinged above your shoulders and drop the FlingStick down your back. Then lean back, take a step forward and aim high as you swing and completely follow through towards your target. It’s OK if the head hits the ground on your follow through, the ball will come out on its own.

The Sidearm

Hold the FlingStick like a baseball bat and get into your batting stance. With the stick channel facing upwards and parallel to the ground, take a step toward 1 o’clock (for righties) or 11 o’clock (for lefties), and swing from low to high, opening the channel as you let it rip.

The Low to High

Like the Sidearm, you start the low to high swing with the stick behind you, but even lower. Then, swing all the way through ending up with the FlingStick over your shoulders.

The Flop Shot

With wrists hinged above your shoulders, drop the FlingStick further down your back than the Overhand. Then pop the ball as high as you can, so it feels like it’ll land on your head. It won’t.

The Bump and Run

To execute the underhand, or Bump and Run, stand sideways, take a short backswing, then roll your wrists as you swing toward the hole, stopping your swing to release the ball.

On the Green with the Striker Pad

Use the FlingStick as a traditional putter, making sure to strike the ball with the pad. We recommend separating your hands and keeping the FlingStick shaft upright and close to your body to keep the head and Striker Pad parallel to the ground, even “anchoring” the shaft if that helps.

On the Green with the FlingChannel

Used when the ball is further from the hole, this is very similar to the Bump and Run. Stand sideways, take a very short backswing, then roll your wrists as you swing toward the hole, stopping your swing to release the ball toward the hole.

On the Green with the FlingNotch

If you have a FlingStick with a FlingNotch: With the ball nestled into the notch on the side of the FlingStick, open your stance and put one hand down the shaft. Then, push the ball toward the hole. Or use the notch of the other side of the FlingStick and pull the ball toward the hole.


Frequently asked questions by players or potential players

Where can I play FlingGolf?

On any golf course. Yup, all 34,011 of them.

Does the course need any modifications?

No. So grab a FlingStick and liberate one today.

Can I play alongside traditional golfers?

Absolutely. Even in the same foursome. It’s just like skiers and snowboarders using the same mountain. A really flat, green mountain.

Do I need a special golf ball to play?

No. A standard golf ball is all you need. Don’t bother with expensive brands either; any ball will do. Unless you’re rich and like throwing $5 bills into a pond.

How many FlingStick® throwers do I need to play?

Just one.

Do I need a golf bag?

We don’t want to tell you how to accessorize, but the FlingStick weighs less than a pound. But if a golf bag is your thing, by all means, you do you.

How do I pick the right FlingStick for me?

We’ll help you. Click here for a detailed explanation on the different types of FlingSticks.

How far will my FlingShot go?

Far, really far, or really really far. Over 100 yards within 5 minutes of using your FlingStick, but with some practice, strength, and skill, over 200 yards is certainly on the table. Hard-core athletes have been known to bomb it 250+ yards.

But how accurate will it be?

Very. Compared to an average golfshot, you will generally find it much easier to keep your FlingShots straight and on the fairway. But if you really enjoy being in the deep woods maybe this isn’t the game for you.

How does pace of play compare to traditional golf?

FlingGolfers tend to play quicker than traditional golfers, especially beginners. One “club,” more accuracy, no practice swings, etc. But feel free to play in the same foursome as traditional golfers if you want.

My shots are going into the ground. What am I doing wrong?

You’re not dropping the FlingStick down your back far enough, or you aren’t following through. For more details go to our Techniques page.

What tee box should I use?

Unless the course has designated FlingGolf tee markers, we recommend using tees that play between 5,500 to 6,000 yards for 18 holes.

Can I take a few steps before my shot?

Yes. For maximum distance, it’s actually essential. Take a few steps back from where the ball lies and release the ball before reaching this spot.

How do I grip the FlingStick?

For full distance FlingShots we recommend a baseball grip, with no interlocking of fingers. For flop shots, we recommend a grip with hands apart for more control. For putting, we recommend hands apart with hands positioned as on a hockey stick. For more info on swing techniques, go here.

How do I keep score, and what are the rules of FlingGolf?

The fewer the FlingShots, the better the score. Sound familiar? The scoring in FlingGolf is very similar to traditional golf, but the rules are much simpler. Another way to look at it is that if you got rid of all the annoying golf rules that most people don’t follow, you’d get FlingGolf. For the complete Rules of FlingGolf see our Rules Page.