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FootGolf — the game played exactly like it sounds — works to get toehold in Maryland

FootGolf — the game played exactly like it sounds — works to get toehold in Maryland

Shouts of “Superstar! Superstar!” met Baltimore resident David Andler as he walked into the Carroll Park Golf Course clubhouse, where the employees know him by name.

They exchanged handshakes, and as soon as greetings were done, they asked, “Where’s your daughter today?”

Andler might be a nationally ranked FootGolf “superstar,” but his 3-year-old daughter, Lillian, has her own fame in the FootGolf community through his Instagram account.

Lillian is also a big reason Andler got involved with the little-known sport of FootGolf — a game that is literally what the name suggests: golf played with a soccer ball.

Andler, 50, had been an avid golfer since he was 35, but...

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