Here is the programme of the weekend. Another busy one with nine tournaments in Europe and three in America.
The first Major of the year was held in the United States and won by Sharif Khatib. György Podusil was the best Senior and Sophie Brown the best lady.
The Reunion Resort in Florida was the home of the first FIFG 1000-point tournament last weekend. After three long and windy days, Sharif Khatib’s (US) -6 result was the best in overall. Lionel Jacot (SUI) and Ben Clarke (UK) tied on the second place, the British won the playoff for the silver medal.
György Podusil (HUN) finished fifth in Absolute and won the Senior category with a big gap (15 kicks) between him and his countryman, Róbert Tajtyi.
Sophie Brown (UK) won her fifth consecutive win in a Major, meaning, the World Champion has saved her form from las year to 2019 also.
Javier de Ancizar and Ricardo Esteves are going to be the new vice-presidents of the Federation for International FootGolf for three years from August 1st.
Javier De Ancizar (ARG) and Shinpei Matsuura (JPN) were the Vice-Presidents of the FIFG in the last term. From August 1st, Javier De Ancizar and the Portuguese Ricardo Esteves will be the Vice-Presidents of the Federation.
The De Ancizar - Esteves pair collected the 73,5 percentages of the votes, while the Romuald Pretot (FRA) - Esteves duo collected the 26,5 percentages of the 34 votes.
1. De Ancizar - Esteves (25 votes) 73.5%
2. Pretot - Esteves (9 votes) 26.5 %
Here is the link to the results.
The new board will last until July 31st 2022.
Congratulations, Javier and Ricardo!
The 3rd FIFG Austrian FootGolf Open will be held during the upcoming weekend at the Golfclub Dilly in Windischgarsten for 250 World Tour points.
The FootGolf society focuses on the Major in the US, but beside that, there will be FIFG 250 in Austria, FIFG 100 in Japan and more smaller tournaments this weekend.
The first Major of the year starts today with the practice day on the courses of the Reunion Resort in Florida. We will know the name of the champions after they have been played 54 holes until Sunday.
Thursday: Practice Round
Friday: First Round
Saturday: Second Round
Sunday: Final Round
The $12,500 Cash Purse will be distributed as follow:
Check all the information HERE.
The first two FIFG 100 tournaments of China Tour 2019 have been finished in the middle of May at Hefei Qing Long Dian FootGolf course, located at Anhui province, East China.
Lin Ying Yi, Sun Zhong and Wang Lin were the winner of women, senior and men category on May 11, Qing Long Dian Open 2019, after the 18 holes competition.
On the next day, Wang Xin Xin (women), Zuo Ji Hong (senior) and Wang Yang (ABSOLUTE) celebrated their victory on the Qing Long Dian Championship 2019.
After the closing ceremony, some WT players guided a student soccer team from China Science and Tech. Universality to try their skill in FootGolf.
More than 130 players competed in the FIFG 500 tournament in Hungary at Balaton Golf Club in Balatonudvari over the weekend. The new champion of the Traditional FootGolf Cup is Dusan Vangel from Slovakia.
The second day of the Traditional FootGolf Cup was sunny and warm after the rain during the night. Dusan Vangel (SVK), who came from behind and was not involved in the final flight, became the winner. After he finished his Sunday round (-17), he had to wait for the news coming from the course about the others. Because no one could do better and in the last flight it was impossible that Nico Garcia (ARG) or Fabio Mazzer (ITA) could finish it with only two kicks to catch him, he relaxed and enjoyed the victory.
After Remy Hetru (FRA) and Nico Garcia tied with -15, they went for the three-hole playoff, won by the Frenchman. Fabio Mazzer (ITA) beat Michal Dian (SVK) for the fourth place.
Mazzer was the best senior (-14) ahead of Ferenc Kókai (HUN) and Csaba Balázsi (HUN), who have reached the podium beating László Biró (HUN) on the playoff.
Rebeka Rezna (SVK) became the queen of the weekend winning the women category with the overall -2 (!) result. She has beaten Izabella Ujvári (HUN) and the title defender, Susanne Berg (NOR).
Áron Németh won in the junior category by two shots ahead of Sándor Dániel Kenéz, while Dominik Nagy (all of them from Hungary) became third.
Slovakia was the best team, Hungary earned silver and Italy bronze medals.
The longest drive competition was won by Gábor Simonyi (HUN), the nearest to the pin game by Attila Takács (HUN) with a hole-in-one and the hole-in-one prize went to Izabella Ujvári on Saturday.
Another busy weekend in May. You can collect 500 points in Hungary or 250 in Australia. Check the whole programme.
Hungary was the place, where the FIFG was established in 2012 during the first World Cup held in Kisoroszi. Since then, they organize international tournaments every year. Now, it is called: Traditional FootGolf Cup. Almost 20 countries will be represented this weekend on the FIFG 500 tournament next to Lake Balaton.
The Traditional FootGolf Cup is part of the European FootGolf Grand Slam series also, it is the second stage after the Irish Open. The players are coming from almost twenty countries - including the latest world champion Matias Perrone from Argentina and the first one, Béla Lengyel. They are going to play on two different courses during the weekend.
Last time Bence Bacskai (HUN) won the tournament, and it will be special for the organizer country this year also, because the best Hungarian qualifies for the Euro FootGolf team championships in September. There will be a pair teqball competitions also for free entry for the 2020 Traditional FootGolf Cup.
„I will never forget the feeling after my last shot. It was one of my biggest experience of my life.” said Bence Bacskai, winner of the 2018 edition.
“As Gabor Gelencser and his team were one of the first organizing international tournaments, they’ve set a standard and are always improving and adapting to the players wishes. That’s also a reason to visit the Traditional FootGolf Cup!” said Jim Kuipers (NED), the winner three years ago.
“The atmosphere, the vibes are comparable to nowhere else, it is unique. It is truly a tournament made for the players. All the staff really focus on making us feel good, whatever is your level.” said David Mancino (SUI), winner of the 2014 edition.
“It’s a tournament FOR the players. Everything is planned to put the players in the best conditions possible to express their games.” added Lionel Jacot (SUI), who finished first in 2017.
“I love the courses like this, where you have to fight for the par. It will be a tough competition during the two days and there are a lot of great player, who has a chance to win the title.” talked about the course and the chances Béla Lengyel, the first world champion.