Today is Gábor Gelencsér’s first official day as president of the FIFG and he wanted to share this first message with all of you.
“First of all, I am truly grateful for your trust in my abilities to lead the FIFG for the next three years.
I would like to thank Roberto Balestrini and his board, for their hard work reorganizing and redirecting the base of our organization. It was a successful job done with passion and dedication. To mention a few of his achievements, we count these:
We all know, this is a young sport with great capability to becoming one of the biggest sports in the world.
I believe in teamwork and we are working hard for our dream to come true and to see FootGolf in the Olympics one day. But, we have to be careful and need to move forward step by step.
See you on the FootGolf courses!
The sixth round of the Hungarian Championship was held on the course of the Traditional FootGolf Cup next to Lake Balaton. Bence Bacskai's -9 score was enough for the first place and for the 100 points on the World Tour. Two seniors tied on the absolute second place. Csaba Balázsi won the playoff against the ex-international footballer, Tamás Juhár, while Izabella Ujvári won her sixth consecutive tournament in the Hungarian series.
Nico Garcia won the Japan Open last weekend and collected the 500 points on the World Tour. His compatriot, Matia Perrone finished in the second place only one stroke behind, while the Japanese Hidenari Suzuki completed the podium.
There will be FIFG 100 tournament in Argentina, Slovakia, the UK, the Netherlands and Sweden also.
The FC Gifu is the first football club from the Japan Professional League, which has cooperated with FootGolf. To declare this, they organized a press conference and showed with a little practice, what is FootGolf is about.
The FTC FootGolf Cup including a FIFG 50 and FIFG 100 tournament was held next to lake Balaton in Hungary last weekend won by Nico Garcia.
Saturday’s 18 holes earned 50 points in the world ranking won by Nico Garcia (ARG). The second day with 27 holes was an FIFG 100 competition won by Attila Takács (HUN). The weekend altogether (45 holes) was the fifth round of the Hungarian championship won by Garcia with an amazing six-kick lead.
The best senior was Csaba Balázsi (HUN) during the weekend (Zsolt Lichtner won the FIFG 50, György Podusil the FIFG 100).
There were no questions among the ladies and the juniors, Izabella Ujvári and Ákos Tajtyi were unbeatable in both categories in Balatongyörök.
The tournament was important for the Hungarian footgolfers, because the best of the weekend joined the national team. Gábor Renczés (second after Garcia) qualified himself for the Euro Footgolf.
FootGolf has debuted in an UEFA Champions League game in Hungary. The Hungarian federation and the national champion agreed on to organize competitions in the half-time.
The UEFA Champions League 2019/2020 has already started with the preliminary rounds. One of the games was the Ferencváros (HUN) - Ludogorets (BUL) in Budapest, Hungary. Thanks to the agreement between the Hungarian FootGolf Federation and the 30-time Hungarian champion Ferencvárosi Torna Club, FootGolf has debuted as a tricky competition during the half-time. FootGolf will be there at Groupama Arena on every home game of Ferencváros including national and UEFA competition this season.