Wednesday, October 2, 2013


We all know golf, the sport of kings was invented in Scotland in 1867 at St. Andrew's Country Club. What most people don't know is that in Wales, in 1875, flog, the sport of jesters was invented at St. Arnold's Country Club. While a golfer uses 14 clubs to move a ball from one point into a hole roughly 350 yards away, a flogger uses a large paddle to push the ball a similar distance. The flog ball must remain on the ground at all times or the flogger is penalized a stroke. There are still water hazards and sand traps. Since the hole is still about 350 yards from the tee box, the average round of flog takes about 3 days. No breaks are permitted.

Also a flog ball is always green and always features a moose. Determining who has which ball can be difficult.

Flog is not very popular.