Hungary was the place, where the FIFG was established in 2012 during the first World Cup held in Kisoroszi. Since then, they organize international tournaments every year. Now, it is called: Traditional FootGolf Cup. Almost 20 countries will be represented this weekend on the FIFG 500 tournament next to Lake Balaton.
The Traditional FootGolf Cup is part of the European FootGolf Grand Slam series also, it is the second stage after the Irish Open. The players are coming from almost twenty countries - including the latest world champion Matias Perrone from Argentina and the first one, Béla Lengyel. They are going to play on two different courses during the weekend.
Last time Bence Bacskai (HUN) won the tournament, and it will be special for the organizer country this year also, because the best Hungarian qualifies for the Euro FootGolf team championships in September. There will be a pair teqball competitions also for free entry for the 2020 Traditional FootGolf Cup.
„I will never forget the feeling after my last shot. It was one of my biggest experience of my life.” said Bence Bacskai, winner of the 2018 edition.
“As Gabor Gelencser and his team were one of the first organizing international tournaments, they’ve set a standard and are always improving and adapting to the players wishes. That’s also a reason to visit the Traditional FootGolf Cup!” said Jim Kuipers (NED), the winner three years ago.
“The atmosphere, the vibes are comparable to nowhere else, it is unique. It is truly a tournament made for the players. All the staff really focus on making us feel good, whatever is your level.” said David Mancino (SUI), winner of the 2014 edition.
“It’s a tournament FOR the players. Everything is planned to put the players in the best conditions possible to express their games.” added Lionel Jacot (SUI), who finished first in 2017.
“I love the courses like this, where you have to fight for the par. It will be a tough competition during the two days and there are a lot of great player, who has a chance to win the title.” talked about the course and the chances Béla Lengyel, the first world champion.