About 12 years ago, Grant and Glen Gerson of Calamigas Ranch in Malibu, CA, developed the “Golf Chucker” to provide a method for wheelchair-bound persons, most especially Wounded Warriors returning from the Middle East conflicts, to play golf. From these early beginnings, born from a loving heart, has come the World’s latest outdoor sport, Chucker Golf. Chucker Golf is a “NEW” sport for EVERYONE.
Using just the “Golf Chucker”, a player can play 18 holes of golf. The forward Tees are recommended in order to keep the relationship to Par intact. Players can “Chuck” a golf ball up to 150 yards, and on occasion even farther, with the “Golf Chucker”. Using the Forward Tees keeps the distances in line with Par for the course.
The Game is played as follows: A player starts at #1 Tee and “Chucks” the ball down the fairway using an overhand vertical swinging motion similar to a serve in Tennis. (Recommended). The player continues this motion for shots that are considered “full” shots. After reaching a point, either on the putting surface or within pitching or chipping distance from the hole, the player converts to an underhand vertical motion (Recommended) to play the approach shots. Using the opposite hand to block the swing, a Player can create a chip shot up to a lob shot, depending on where the player positions the angle of the Chucker to the ground. Place the opposite hand across the front of your body with the palm of your hand extended. Point the Chucker at a right angle to the loft angle and hold the Chucker firmly in place. Position the opposite hand just above the cup on the Chucker for low running shots, such as putts or chips. Move the hand up a few inches for pitch shots and a few inches more for lob shots. Once on the putting surface, the player determines if the ball lies (a) outside Pin length, continue playing; (b) inside flagpole length but outside 12″ from cup, add one (a “gimme”); or (c) inside 12″, holed out. The score is recorded for that hole and the player proceeds to the next Tee.
Chucker Golf can be learned in approximately ten to twenty minutes! A player can play an 18 hole round of Chucker Golf on the first day exposed to the Game. A Group of golfers missing a fourth player can add a Chucker Golfer with ease. Four Chucker Golfers can play in the same rotation as regular golfers and most likely at a faster pace. Both games are played with basically the same Rules with the exception that Chucker Golfers never have a bad lie. You simply pick the ball up with the Chucker and “Chuck” it from within two (2) Chucker lengths of the spot as it was found no closer to the target.
Chucker Golf is not intended to be a replacement for Golf but as an additional Sport available to Golfers and Non-Golfers alike. Adding players to the Tee Sheet is a good thing for most golf courses and Chucker Golf is the answer.
Although it allows for walking to be more of an option by eliminating 13 clubs and a golf bag, this is not the intent. The intent is to bring more “Golfers” to the game. Chucker Golf can be used to introduce players to the Game of Golf or used as another Game to be played on the Golf Course.
Unlike several games being promoted as “Golf”, Chucker Golf actually uses a golf ball and follows the Rules of Golf with a few exceptions dealing with touching the ball and playing from the same spot.
It is truly a great supplement to regular Golf and best of all is a “NEW” outdoor sport for EVERYONE!
Golf Chuckers are available now. Go to www.golfchucker.com and order your Golf Chucker today! The Family Pak, provides the family an opportunity to spend quality time together outdoors. It includes two full-size Golf Chuckers and two smaller size Golf Chuckers for the kids in your family.