Posted by Susan Fornoff
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM
A group of heavy hitters in the Silicon Valley has unveiled Project Flogton, the brainchild of the new Alternative Golf Association, with former Sun Microsystems chief Scott McNealy as commissioner Flogton (“notgolf” spelled backward) is a new game that anyone with a golf swing can learn to play on existing golf courses without disrupting those who continue to play the traditional game.
The AGA will establish a brand that develops both rules and equipment with the help of its online community at www.flogton.com It will uncuff inventors, engineers and scientists for the challenge of creating tools to take the average player to its goal of 25/100/200: “That’s 25 percent longer drives, 100 percent higher wedge spin and 200 percent more fun,” said founder Bob Zider.
The AGA has set aside current USGA conformance standards and seeks innovation on what might be possible, so any equipment on today’s market may be used for Flogton. For some, applying a lubricant or plastic shield on the face of the driver or fairway wood takes the spin out of the ball and makes it go straighter...