Feathers was created by retired psychologist and avid golfer, Dr. Roy (Jan) Miller, PhD. Upon retirement, and at a point of self-reflection, Dr. Miller recalled the joy and laughter experienced when he and his father would spend time together on the local golf course. Dr. Miller longed to share that same joy with his friends and family. He soon found that his friends could no longer play a full round of golf due to physical limitations, and his children were just too busy to spend a day on the course. With these challenges in mind, Dr. Miller set out to create a new sport, within the game of golf, which would be suitable for almost anyone to play. He wanted it to deliver the benefits of mild exercise, provide community and family interaction, and take only a short time to play. So, from a game within a game, a new sport took flight.
How to Play
Prior to an event, Feathers Alliance staff measure and mark each green for start locations. The team takes into consideration break combinations, speed of the greens, and distance from the hole. Either a shotgun start or tee times can be accommodated. Using a match play format, players can participate as teams or individuals. Each player is allowed two putts per hole. Traditional rules of golf apply, where the object is to finish with the fewest strokes possible. Play generally takes an hour to complete.