The organizing team and the FIFG board have had their first official meeting to discuss the 2020 World Cup. Details are coming on the first week of September.
The world champion Matias Perrone took the first place in the FIFG 50, and right after, the Argentinian finished second on the FIFG 100 losing during the playoff on hole 18 against the Italian Fabio Mazzer. More to come in Germany tomorrow with an FIFG 250.
János Flink won the 7th round of the Hungarian Championship in Balatongyörök, next to lake Balaton with -10 score. On the FIFG 100 event for the second place there was a playoff among Attila Karakas and György Podusil won by Karakas.
There will be two FIFG 100 tournaments in Uruguay, while another 100 World Tour points can be gained in Australia, Belgium, Hungary and in the Netherlands during the weekend.
Angel Reyes won the FIFG 500 AFGL National Championship for the second time. The three-day long event took place at Winton Country Club in Amherst, Virgina during the State Games of America. The Mexican Mario Calderon became second beating the Spanish Piero Menor after a playoff. The Hungarian Róbert Tajtyi won the senior, while Jo Reid the women category.
Yusuke Tachibana won the FIFG 500 tournament in China this weekend. After two days and two rounds, the Japanes footgolfer has beaten players like Matias Perrone, Nico Garcia and Evgeniy Levchenko.
A busy weekend has already started with the biggest tournament of the week in China. Friday is the practice day during the FIFG 500 competition in Asia. There are two tournaments on the course of the 2016 World Cup in Argentina also.
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.