Let the Tournaments Begin!
The inaugural nine-hole tournament took place in the Netherlands in 2009 and was organised by Michael Jansen’s marketing team and the Nederlandse FootGolf Bond (NFGBNL). It was this championship that inspired the Belgian and Hungarian federations to make the full-time switch from parks to golf courses, and by 2011 the game had been popularised in the UK, U.S. and even Argentina.
With the sport now a worldwide affair, the Federation for International FootGolf was established in June 2012.
Footgolf World Cup
The first World Cup also took place in June 2012, as eight countries including:Hungary,
gathered at theKisorozi Golf Course in Budapest.
A grand total of eighty players competed in the first round over eighteen holes before a savage cut left just eighteen standing on day two. Once all the balls had been sinking, home favourite Bela Lengyel claimed the inaugural world crown, beating off fierce competition from Peter Nemeth and Csabe Feher.