After the busy programme in June and a short brake in July, the European FootGolf Trophy Tour (EFTT) continues. The race continues with the 9th stage.The Irish FootGolf Association (IFGA) welcomes the best players in Dublin.
The Footgolf Irish Open will be played on what was once the Dublin City Golf Club. It closed in late 2012 as the recession gripped Ireland but the course reopened as 'Footee', the first footgolf course in Ireland in May 2013. It is an 18-hole championship course with a par of 70. The total length is 2110 yards.
Ronan Cunningham, president of the IFGA explained us the course’s curiosity. “It is a beautifully mature setting; situated at the foothills of the Dublin mountains and overlooking Dublin City and the Bohernabreena Reservoir. Suited to both left and right footers equally, the course has a good blend of long and technical holes with many traps to contend with; from bunkers and trees to rough and hills.”
The president said, this weekend’s stage would have less players than in other countries but it would be a strong one. “We are expecting to have a minimum of fifty players from seven countries. We're very excited to have such great players from some of the top nations already signed up for the Irish Open, like David Mancino, Lionel Jacot, Nick Iron, Clinton Moore and Nicolas Cousin to name but a few! Unfortunately some countries could not come to Ireland because they have important national events and because Ireland is an expensive place for some players.”
Ronan Cunningham explained, their national team is small but growing. “Up to now, they have only had a small pool of players to choose from and it's difficult to get them to commit financially to the European Tour. I think the Tour will be very surprised by the standard of some of our home players when they compete at the Irish Open. I don't know if we will have an Irish winner, but we will be competitive, for sure.”
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