More than one hundred players registered for the 10th stage of the European FootGolf Trophy Tour (EFTT). The German round is containing four single rounds at Golf-Club Homburg Saar Websweiler Hof next to Homburg.
The EFTT is getting more and more exciting, when the end is approaching. There will be this year’s tenth stop in Germany with more than 110 players from 15 countries. It will be a special one with four single rounds on Saturday and Sunday. Here is the programme:
08.00 1st round single tournament
13.00 2nd round single tournament
09.00 3rd round single tournament with the best 60 player
11.30 Double competition (all players, who missed the single cut)
15.00 FINAL SINGLE ROUND with the best 30 player
19.00 Awarding ceremony
After winning the Irish Open last week, Nick Iron (UK) is the leader, but he is not going to Germany. Julian Kelkel (GER) can be the leader again, if he takes the advantage of the home field. There is a big competition for the team title among UK, Switzerland, Holland and Hungary. You can find all the results HERE.
The Golf Club Botanika opened their 18-holes (par 70) footgolf course next to Prague, Czech Republic. Slovakia, Hungary and the home country played there, and the Hungarians dominated in the competition.
Krisztián Bogár, Gábor Németh and György Podusil (all of them from Hungary) finished from 1st to 3rd in the Czech competition. The Hungarian federation’s president and the FIFG’s vice-president Gábor Gelencsér highlighted, the organizers did their job perfectly. “A lot of Europeans can learn from them. Beside that the pin positions were excellent.”
Nick Iron have won his second tournament in the European FootGolf Trophy Tour (EFTT). After an exciting finish the British collected his second gold medal.
Nick Iron (UK) is the first player in this year’s EFTT, who could do a double. After winning the Dutch stage, he finished first in a very exciting ending in Dublin, Ireland. The title was decided at the last hole, where Iron won by two before Lionel Jacot (SUI) and by three before the Trophy Tour title holder David Mancino (SUI).
Nick said he felt amazing to beat a field of amazing footgolfers again. “It is a dream come true. I was in the fourth place after Saturday’s results, but for the end of the 6th hole on Sunday, I was the leader by one, and at half time the gap was two kicks. I kept my nerves, and with the help of my UK teammates who were following and supporting me, I won the tournament.”
In a windy and rainy weather, Nick Iron did the double. But can he win another EFTT-stage? “I want to win again, but unfortunately I'm unable to attend the Germany event due to work commitments this week.”
You can find the results HERE and find everything about the tour HERE.
The North American FootGolf Federation confirmed, it's members are organizing a continental FootGolf tour in 2016, after the FIFG World Cup Argentina 2016. More information will be available on soon.
The North American FootGolf Federation (former NAFGA), was founded by the American FootGolf League and the Federacion Mexicana de FootGolf in January 20th, 2012.
The purpose of this regional alliance of member countries of the Federation for International FootGolf is to help to create the structure to promote the sport of FootGolf in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada, under the rules guidelines of the Federation for International FootGolf.
Julian Kelkel from Germany is the leader of the European FootGolf Trophy Tour (EFTT). He only missed the Norwegian open, but it is understandable, it was in the same time with the French stage. He is focusing the home tournament next week, but will he be the leader after this two cup and what does he need to win the whole Trophy Tour?
What should we know about the current leader of the EFTT?
I was born in Germany, I´m 25 years old and I´m studying media and communication management. I currently live in Salzburg, work and write from there my bachelor thesis. I started to play football at the age of three but I have paused since February. I played as a striker in the Saarland League and hope that I can begin again someday.
How do you rate your performance in the tour?
I am very pleased and happy with the results so far and I frankly haven´t expected it. I love to learn from my own mistakes, to remedy that and to take some positive experiences for myself. Of course I would be very happy to finish the tournament as a winner for the first time, but that cannot be forced. Therefore, it does not take me the rest or can cramp me, but I enjoy every tournament as usual and try to give my best like any other player.
Can you hold your leading place until the end?
I’d be lying if I did not like to finish the tour as a winner, though that would be a dream, but I have fulfilled my childhood dream in 2013, so I see it very relaxed. There are many stations, it’s only half-time and it will happen a lot. Among the top 5 to include at the end would be really great for me.
Why can you be the best in Europe?
First of all, every player has the individual skills to be one of the best players in the world. My way of playing is to play no risky but a safe game.
Are you going to Ireland or the next one is Germany?
Unfortunately, I have to miss Ireland, but my next station will be the German FootGolf Open at home.
After the busy programme in June and a short brake in July, the European FootGolf Trophy Tour (EFTT) continues. The race continues with the 9th stage.The Irish FootGolf Association (IFGA) welcomes the best players in Dublin.
The Footgolf Irish Open will be played on what was once the Dublin City Golf Club. It closed in late 2012 as the recession gripped Ireland but the course reopened as 'Footee', the first footgolf course in Ireland in May 2013. It is an 18-hole championship course with a par of 70. The total length is 2110 yards.
Ronan Cunningham, president of the IFGA explained us the course’s curiosity. “It is a beautifully mature setting; situated at the foothills of the Dublin mountains and overlooking Dublin City and the Bohernabreena Reservoir. Suited to both left and right footers equally, the course has a good blend of long and technical holes with many traps to contend with; from bunkers and trees to rough and hills.”
The president said, this weekend’s stage would have less players than in other countries but it would be a strong one. “We are expecting to have a minimum of fifty players from seven countries. We're very excited to have such great players from some of the top nations already signed up for the Irish Open, like David Mancino, Lionel Jacot, Nick Iron, Clinton Moore and Nicolas Cousin to name but a few! Unfortunately some countries could not come to Ireland because they have important national events and because Ireland is an expensive place for some players.”
Ronan Cunningham explained, their national team is small but growing. “Up to now, they have only had a small pool of players to choose from and it's difficult to get them to commit financially to the European Tour. I think the Tour will be very surprised by the standard of some of our home players when they compete at the Irish Open. I don't know if we will have an Irish winner, but we will be competitive, for sure.”
You can find the results and the standings HERE.
Only six months have left until the second World Cup. The FIFG established the new organizing committee and presents the logo of the World Cup.
The FIFG asked their members who wants to help in the organization of the Argentine World Cup. After that Italy, Canada, Hungary, Australia, and of course Argentina are in the organizing committee and work for the common goal every day together. Switzerland and Germany are helping in different topics.
“There are a lot of things to do in a tournament like this, I am happy that this is a worldwide partnership. Everyone can see, the continents can split the job.” said Gábor Gelencsér, vice-president of the FIFG. “We share the projects. Someone will responsible for the communication, another one will handle the dress code, and so on.”
You can find any information HERE.