WHAT IS THE FOOTGOLF?
Footgolf is a precision sport, in which players kick a soccer ball into a hole in as few shots as possible. The name is a portmanteau of football and golf, and the game combines the two sports, being more closely related to golf.
The game is played similarly to golf, with the exception that players use a soccer ball (regular No.5 ball) instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than struck with a club, working toward a 21-inch hole in place of the usual golf hole. The player who finishes the course with the fewest shots wins.
Indeed, footgolf is often played on golf courses, though it may also be played on specially built grass footgolf courses. The first shot has to be played from the tee box, and bunkers, trees, water and hills must be crossed or avoided in order to reach the hole.
The first ever footgolf tournament was organized in the Netherlands by Michael Jansen and Bas Korsten, and played by a mix of Dutch and Belgian professional footballers. After this, many countries began to organize matches, events, tournaments, even national leagues and associations around this game.
In June 2012 is founded The Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) and 8 countries played the first FootGolf World Cup in Hungary that month.
In January 2016, the second FootGolf World Cup was held in Argentina and 230 players from 26 FIFG member countries participated in the global event.
In December 2018 will be played the third FootGolf World Cup in Morocco.