Could FootGolf save the next generation of golf?

A hybrid of soccer and golf, many courses are betting on FootGolf\'s potential popularity. (WTOP/Ralph Frank)

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Golf has a problem.

As the baby boomer generation ages, fewer and fewer young players are taking up the game. Courses are being turned into more profitable developments. With revenues in jeopardy, some are exploring new ways of attracting the next generation of golfers to the course.

Enter, FootGolf. Specifically, the D.C. FootGolf Open held last Saturday morning at LakeRidge Golf Course in Woodbridge, Virginia.

It sounds silly. At first glance, it even looks silly, with the high socks, the “Newsies” hats and the singing.

“Ole, ole, ole, ole

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