The FIFG 500 tournament in the Netherlands offers 3 rounds during two busy days. The Capital Cup in Rotterdam starts today with the practice day.
Saturday June 8th:
Morning session: shotgun start with 18 holes at 9 am
Afternoon session: shotgun start with 18 holes at 2 pm
Sunday June 9th:
Final round on 18 holes starts at 9 am
The Antwerp Cup was the fourth round of the Belgian Tour on the oldest footgolf course in the country. Coppens won it by one kick, while Popovic had a hole in one.
"With 53 players it was a great success on this small, but beautiful course. Jeroen Coppens was the winner with the score of -15 beating Jochen Popovic (-14) and Sven Linkens (-14). Marcel Peeper from Holland was the winner of the Senior category with -14. Jochen Popovic had a great hole in one on hole 7." said David Arts Belgian president about the FIFG 50 tournament.
On the last weekend of June they are organizing a two day-long tournament for the first time in the Belgian Championship in Puyenbroeck.
The French Open will take place at Golf Parc Robert Hersant, from June 14th to 16th 2019. This FIFG 500 will welcome the best players including a world champion and world number ones also.
Many players from more than ten different countries will take part in the big French event. The 2018 world champion and also 2015 French Open winner, Matias Perrone will play there for the fifth time in a row. Ben Clarke and Sophie Brown, last year's number ones have already registered, like other more than 150 players.
Matias PERRONE (ARG) - 2015
Alexandre RICHER (FRA) - 2016
Nicolas COUSIN (FRA) - 2017
Jamie CULLUM (UK) - 2018
The Golf Parc Robert Hersant has two courses with 36 holes, 12 hectares of water and more than 50 bunkers.
Ricardo Esteves, president of the Portuguese federation won the FIFG 100 tournament in Algarve and collected 100 points in the World Tour.
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.