The Federation for International FootGolf is pleased to announce that the second official FIFG World Cup will be held in the end of 2015 or in 2016. The bidding process starts on March 1st 2015, with member countries currently providing expressions of interest to be considered as the host country for this prestigious competition.
The organiser of the first World Cup, Gabor Gelencser said “The historic opening World Cup was held in June 2012, so now it is the ideal time to hold the second edition. FootGolf had been played for a few years in several countries when we decided to organise the first edition in Hungary, and the event was a great success with eight countries bringing players to participate.” We expect the skill level to be extremely high, with the world’s best players competing for their place in the history books. The last few years have seen a surge of excellent footgolf players emerging from all corners of the globe as international competitions have begun to develop. The current calendar of international competitions is now over 20 for 2015.
Laura Balestrini of the American FootGolf League added “There is no doubt that the first World Cup in June 2012 has been very influential in helping FootGolf reach its current level. For two years we have had request from players across the US asking when the next World Cup will be. This announcement will be extremely exciting for them as they can now focus on perfecting their game to be able to compete for the US in the World Cup. With almost 30 countries already members of the FIFG and many more currently completing applications, we are very excited about the second edition; the competition should be amazing!”
Michael O’Connor, President of the Federation for International FootGolf commented “It is great to see so many countries developing FootGolf around the world, the sport is having such a positive impact with the general public. The FIFG members are the founders of FootGolf in their countries, and the associations they run collectively show how far we have come in the past few years. There are some beautiful countries and FootGolf courses now open on different continents, and the media attention that the FIFG World Cup promises to bring will truly put FootGolf on the world sporting stage. The interest from all over the world has generated a huge amount of media publicity which makes it a perfect time for new countries to get involved and start introducing the sport. We actively encourage interested countries to get in touch.”
The surge in interest has quite predictably resulted in some huge TV and Media coverage which in turn has attracted interest from major sponsors into the game.