Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jeremy Sieverts, Denver Outlaws Midfielder, Wins 2017 MLL All-Star FlingGolf Invitational

(BOSTON) – PlusOne Sports/FlingGolf, in partnership with Major League Lacrosse, staged the second annual MLL All-Star FlingGolf Invitational July 8 at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, Calif. Jeremy Sieverts, Midfielder for the Denver Outlaws, won the event and the $1,000 winners’ purse.

FlingGolf is a dynamic new sport that is a hybrid between golf and lacrosse and is played on a regulation golf course. Only one FlingStick is required versus 14 clubs. The lightweight carbon fiber stick has a basket that cradles the golf ball and allows it to be launched easily down the fairway similar to tossing a lacrosse ball. A small notch is designed into the head for putting once a player is on the green.

Sieverts took home an additional $500 as he also won the closest to the pin contest on the 14th hole sponsored by TourMark Grips and “Longest Fling” on the 18th hole. Eric Law, also of the Denver Outlaws came in second, and Brian Phipps of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, came in third in the field of eight MLL All-Stars. The event was staged in conjunction with the MLL All-Star game held later that day at Bonney Field. More than 7,000 spectators attended.
                 
“It was a great experience to come out to California for the All-Star weekend and be able to compete against some of the best lacrosse players in the world on a golf course with FlingGolf as well as the lacrosse field,” Sieverts said. “It was fun to pick up the new FlingStick and be able to really quickly nail down both distance and accuracy … and (it’s) always good to get a W!”

FlingGolf entered into a partnership with MLL in 2016 and lacrosse fans have enthusiastically embraced the sport.

“We love seeing these guys come out and compete and have a blast playing FlingGolf at the same time,” said Alex Van Alen, CEO of PlusOne Sports and founder of FlingGolf. “That's what it's all about, creating a new vibe on the golf course that respects the traditional game, but brings an athletic, fun energy to the course. Congratulations to Jeremy, Brian, Eric and the other All-Stars.”

Scores for the nine-hole event were calculated by point totals with 1 point for a double bogey, 2 points - bogeys, 3 points - pars, 4 points - birdies and 5 points - eagles. Also 2 points for being on the green in regulation. More than $2,000 was awarded in total prizes. Other MLL All-Star FlingGolf players included Will Manny of the New York Lizards; Connor Buczek of the Florida Launch; Matt Abbott of the Chesapeake Bayhawks; and Mike Simon, Zach Currier and Eric Law of the Denver Outlaws.

“We were honored to have Haggin Oaks, one of golf’s premier facilities, be the host site for our second MLL All-Star FlingGolf event,” said Van Alen. “Ken Morton Sr., along with his family, have been innovators in the golf industry and continue to lead the way by offering FlingGolf.”  

For more information or to purchase a FlingStick, go to www.flinggolf.com.

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