Summer Sale! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.

Jai Alai

Fling Golf: A new twist on game debuts at Pipestem Resort

Looking a little like the title character of the movie "Happy Gilmore," Casey Ord took a quick crossover step and, uncoiling like a discus thrower, flung a golf ball 150 yards down the middle of the fairway. That's right, flung. As in "threw." Welcome to the world of Fling Golf, a game in which players trade the often-frustrating task of hitting a golf ball for the much simpler task of throwing it. Using a long-shafted "club" called a Fling Stick, accomplished players can hurl a ball as far as 200 yards. "It's basically a cross between golf and lacrosse," said Kim Hawkins, activities coordinator at West Virginia's Pipestem Resort...