The European FootGolf Trophy Tour (EFTT) continues with two stages at the same time. This weekend Norway and France are going to host the best players from all around the world. The two-day competition is going to be placed in two different courses in France, near Paris.
Golf Parc Robert Hersant is one of the top five golf courses in Europe. It’s owner spent millions of Euros to be very unique. For example, there are many kind of trees, that does not exist anymore, but can be found there. From 29th May (practice day) to 31st May there will be (one of) the next stage of the EFTT. Beside Norway, this weekend France welcome more than one hundred players from all around the world, not just from Europe. A few Argentine players are flying across the ocean to compete against the best Europeans after the South Americans showed their strength in the US Pro-Am Tour in Florida.
Romuald Pretot, president of FootGolf France declares, they want to organize one of the best tournament in the history: “We are doing things, that have never done before. There will be a livescore system, everyone can follow the results hole by hole everywhere and on a large screen in front of the club house. This Open will be the first event to take place with the last generation of golf carts. Seventy small cars equipped with a GPS and with a plan of every hole of the golf course will be provided. More than 18 plans of water to be crossed, amazing and magnificent holes, and a lot of activities for the accompanying persons are also planned on the spot on this 110 hectare golf course.”
The competition will take place exceptionally on two different courses of footgolf named after Michel Platini and Tiger Woods on 18-18 holes planned especially for that occasion. There will be a few ex-professional footballers on the course. The former French internationals, Olivier Dacourt (Roma, Internazionale) Frédéric Déhu (PSG, OM, C Barcelona) and Reynald Pedros (OM, Lyon, Napoli, Parma) are going to compete against the best footgolfers. The French president suggested, that we could focus on David Hamed, who has just started to play FootGolf this year, and reached three podiums on three appearances.
Romuald Pretot added, his country”s situation is not easy in some ways: “Seven strong players from our national team will miss the cup for personal reasons, but I hope some of the others can reach the top ten. It is not the best date for us, because there are national competitions and the EFTT-stage in Norway at the same time too, and the players have to choose among the competitions. We would like to host them as well as we can to welcome them and others again next year.”
European FootGolf Trophy Tour 2015
29th–31th May – Golf Parc Robert Hersant, France
29th–31th May – Lommedalen and Nordhaug golf courses, Norway