Talk about growing the game.
Two weeks ago, we learned that the NFL added a long drive game to its lineup of Pro Bowl events.
Now the NHL is including the game of golf in its All-Star weekend festivities. Which might make sense when you consider how many NHL players play golf in their spare time.
The 2023 NHL All-Star Skills, taking place February 3 in Sunrise, Florida, will have three new events: the Discover NHL Tendy Tandem, the Enterprise NHL Splash Shot and the Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck.
According to the NHL’s website, the NHL Pitch ‘n Puck will “allow players to combine their hockey and golf skills on a par-4 golf hole with an island green. Six players will compete, the winner being the one who successfully sinks the puck/ball into the hole with the fewest shots using a combination of hockey and golf shots. In the event of a tie, the longest ride determines the winner.”
The NHL Skills airs Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m. on ESPN. The league has not announced who will compete.
The NFL’s Pro Bowl activities are spread over two days, Thursday, February 2 and Sunday, February 5, in Las Vegas.
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Story originally appeared on GolfWeek