Ben Clarke is writing the history these days. He was the first, who won two consecutive stages of the European Footgolf Trophy Tour (EFTT). After winning the Croatian and Hungarian stops, he was unbeatable in the last stage also.
The European Footgolf Trophy Tour has ended with an amazing final in Turkey on Sunday. The tour’s second year had more than 650 players from almost 30 nations. EFTT has a Swiss winner again. David Mancino was crowned in 2014, and Lionel Jacot was the best this year. Ben Clarke (UK) had the best finish ever seen, he won the last three stages. He is the first man, who could do it. He grabbed the gold medal in Croatia, in Hungary and in Turkey as well. Clarke climbed to the second place in the final ranking. Nick Iron (UK) got the bronze medal, while his country finished first in the nation’s competition.
UK secured the first, while Switzerland the second place before the 14th stop. Hungary finished third after beating the Netherlands in the battle for the podium.
Next year’s EFTT is surely going to be more entertaining, it seems, there will be more stages than ever.
You can find the last stage’s results HERE, and the overall rankings HERE.
The most important question is that who can reach the podium after a long season in the European Footgolf Trophy Tour? Two things are sure: Switzerland gives the second winner in the tournament two-year history and team UK can sit back and receive the gold medals in the nation's competition.
David Mancino won the first European Footgolf Trophy Tour (EFTT) in 2014. This competition can be a Swiss tradition, because Lionel Jacot have already won the EFTT this year before the closing event.
The biggest fights will be for the podiums in the individual and team competition also. Check the standings HERE.
The EFTT grand final's home is in Kaya Palazzo Golf Resort, Belek, Turkey.
The Italian association announced the World Cup team. The best players from the country are ready to show their potential in Argentina.
The World Cup squad includes Marco Caverzan, this year's Italian champion, Marco Trentin the best from 2014 and Marco Caricato, the winner of the Italian championship in 2013, and who is among the best 20 players in this year's European Footgolf Trophy Tour ranking.
The squadra azzurra:
Brescacin Flavio (FootGolf Treviso)
Camerin Ivan (FootGolf Treviso)
Cappelletto Alessandro (FootGolf Treviso)
Caricato Marco (Salento FootGolf Team)
Caverzan Marco (FootGolf Treviso)
Costantino Salvatore (Sorrento FootGolf)
De Pascale Valerio (Roma FootGolf)
Decaria Leonardo (FootGolf Siena)
Esposito Marco (Sorrento FootGolf)
Pavan Marco (FootGolf Treviso)
Piovesan Jury (FootGolf Treviso)
Singia Ennio (FootGolf Brescia)
Spada Giovanni (Roma FootGolf)
Spader Gianpietro (FootGolf Treviso)
Taliercio Luca (FootGolf Genova)
Trentin Marco (FootGolf Treviso)
David Aerts and Christopher Baeten are representing Belgium in Argentina. The team is small, but their potential is big.
Two players are traveling to the World Cup from Belgium. This year's Belgian champion, David Aerts is the best player in his country these days. Christopher Baeten showed his potential during the national championship, finishing fourth in this year's competition.
The Norway Footgolf Association announced its World Cup team. It includes Espen Enevold, the winner of a European Footgolf Trophy Tour's (EFTT) stage.
Norway announced its World Cup squad. They did well at his own stage of the EFFT: Espen Enevold was the winner on a weekend where David Mancino and Marco Caricato have played also.
The Scandinavian country's association sends the next eight players to Argentina:
The American FootGolf League (AFGL) celebrates its fourth anniversary today. It is a great occasion to announce their World Cup team.
"I never dreamed we'd be in almost 500 courses across the country, and receive recognition and acknowledgement from every major golf and soccer organization in such a short time," says AFGL founder Roberto Balestrini. "When we first started, no one understood what FootGolf is, and worse, no one could understand me telling them what it is. Thank goodness my wife Laura accepted a very active role in our development and growth as president of the AFGL."
Roberto Balestrini concludes, the next stop in the AFGL's journey is the FootGolf World Cup in Argentina, next January. "It is a dream come true! We are talking with several major sponsors intrigued with the idea of attaching their names and brands to FootGolf. We are planning more regional, national and international events for 2016, and developing new tools and ideas to assist our FootGolf facilities to grow the game."
The AFGL is sending sixteen players and their coach to the World Cup. Here is the list:
Jorge Barragan Jr.
Richard Z. Matteoli
Mark A. Woodward
Marcelo Landau (Coach)
A very strong French team is preparing for the second World Cup. They are delegating sixteen players to Argentina.
Here are the players from France:
Ten French players after the French Footgolf Cup (13 stages):
- Nicolas Cousin (French Champion)
- Alexandre Richer
- David Hamed
- Romuald Pretot
- Paul Edouard Lefebvre
- Tom Cousin
- Yoann Bouix
- Clément Rigaud
- Jimmy Hue
- Kévin Falleti
The two winners of the Final of the Team Competition of the Footgolf Cup :
- Julien Celentano
- Benjamin Gavanon
Four players who deserve it in terms of results on European Tour, or in terms of human value :
- Jérémy Henin
- Maxime Jacob
- Ludovic Gaudet
- Ludovic Gaumy
Japan announced their World Cup Team. The Japan FootGolf Association collected the top five players, and their board chose the other eleven footgolfers for Argentina.
After the six stage of the FootGolf Japan Open, the best five players at each stop tried their best at the FootGolf Japan Open Final held on the 8th November. The final's best five automatically got the spots for the team and the other eleven were selected by the decision from the association's board meeting.
The best five:
The picked ones: