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What Is Whing Golf?

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River Forest is currently the first and the only course on the east coast to offer this alternative to traditional golf.  So what is it?  Whing Golf was designed to play just like regular golf. Instead of needing a whole bag of clubs, you only need a Whinger, a putter, and a ball.  The Whinger is designed to fit a golf ball and holds it until it is released when you throw it. 

Here's how it works:
1. Start at the tee and throw a ball using your Whinger.
2. Continue using your Whinger as you progress down the fairway to get to the green.
3. Now that you're close to the green, you can either throw the ball on the green using the Whinger or throw it with your hand. 
4. Once on the green, you putt just like regular golf. 

The best part of Whing golf is that is doesn't have any physical limitations and can be played by everyone!

River Forest regularly hosts Whing Golf outings which are open to members and the public.  They are fun, affordable and memorable!   Participants play in teams of two – bring your own partner or we’ll match singles – and compete for prizes.  Because everyone makes new friends and spends an hour or two enjoying the crisp fall air, everyone is a winner.  Players are invited to stay on for dinner and drink specials at Lily’s.


Contact the Pro Shop at 724-295-2217 for more information.