TOURNAMENTS

CALENDAR

GUIDELINES

INDEX

 

1. OVERVIEW & MISSION STATEMENT

 

  1. AMENDMENTS FOR 2022


 

2. FIFG REGIONS


 

3. FIFG COMPETITIONS

  1. FIFG WORLD TOUR

    1. OVERVIEW

    2. ALLOCATION

    3. RANKINGS

  2. FIFG REGIONAL TOUR

    1. OVERVIEW

    2. ALLOCATION & FLEX

    3. RANKINGS

  3. FIFG MASTERS

    1. OVERVIEW & QUALIFICATION

  4. FIFG WORLD CUP

    1. OVERVIEW

    2. QUALIFICATION

  5. FIFG NATIONAL TOUR

  6. FIFG CLUB WORLD TROPHY

    1. OVERVIEW & PROPOSAL

  7. WORLD RANKING

  8. FIFG REGIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS


 

4. FIFG COMPETITION REGULATIONS

  1. PLAYER TYPES

  2. ELIGIBILITY & MEMBERSHIP

  3. TOURNAMENT TYPES

  4. TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

    1. HOSTING

    2. REALLOCATION

    3. CLASHES

    4. REQUIREMENTS

    5. POINTS & UPGRADES

    6. FUNDING & PRIZE FUND

    7. CONTROL

  5. TOURNAMENT RULES

 

 

5.CONTACT
 

6.APPENDIX

1. OVERVIEW & MISSION STATEMENT


 

  1. OVERVIEW & MISSION STATEMENT 

THE NEW FIFG WORLD TOUR 2022 ENCOMPASSESS A UNIQUE AND ELITE STRUCTURE WHICH FOCUSES ON THE PINNACLE TOURNAMENTS IN WORLD FOOTGOLF – THE MAJORS!

 

EACH REGIONAL TOUR HAS THE FLEXIBILITY TO UP OR DOWN FLEX FROM THE STANDARD MODEL AND ADAPT TO THEIR REQUIREMENTS.

 

EACH NATIONAL TOUR WILL HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE FIFG AND USE ONE GLOBAL TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.


 

  1. AMENDMENTS FOR 2022

2022 UPDATES

  • Reduce World Tour to MAJORS ONLY & The Masters

  • Introduce World Ranking to include 2-year period

  • Flexibility for Regional Tours

  • Tournament fees for FIFG Member countries

  • ALL Regions to use General v sub-category model

  • Mandatory FIFG 100 (2)

  • Introduce Entry Fee v Prize Pool

  • Introduce Upgrade system for FIFG100

 

1.2 GENERAL GUIDELINES

The FIFG FootGolf World Tour will be played entirely under the rules of the Federation for International FootGolf. ​ Each tournament will follow the official rules of the sport, although local rules may apply. All local rules must be available for players before the start of the tournament.

The World Tour is based on an aspirational concept in which every player would be able to play and compete according to his or her possibilities, on a global (World Tour), Regional (Regional Rankings) and National scale (National Ranking).

2 REGIONS

 

Region 1    North, Central America

                    & Caribbean Nations

                    North American Tour                           

 

Region 2    South America

                    South American Tour                                             

Region 3    Europe

                    EuroFootGolf Tour

Region 4    Asia & Oceania

                    Asia-Pacific Tour

3 FIFG COMPETITIONS

 

3.1 FIFG WORLD TOUR

 

3.1.1 OVERVIEW

 

SIX FIFG MAJORS + THE MASTERS

 

3.1.2 TOURNAMENT ALLOCATION 2022

 

3.1.2A FIFG WORLD TOUR              

 

MAJORS                                                    

REGION 1      1                                                                    

REGION 2     1                                                                    

REGION 3     2                                                                    

REGION 4     1

 

ROTATION    1                                                                    

 

MASTERS     1                                 

 

TOTAL           7

 

RANKING      5

 

3.1.2B ROTATING MAJOR

 

THE 6TH MAJOR WILL BE OPEN TO ALL REGIONS WHO CAN APPLY TO HOST AS OUTLINED IN 4.4

In 2022 the 6th Major will be held in Region 3.

 

3.1.3 FIFG WORLD TOUR RANKINGS

 

A PLAYERS BEST 3 MAJORS* PLUS THE MASTERS WILL COUNT TOWARD THEIR ANNUAL WORLD TOUR RANKING

 

*A PLAYER CANNOT SCORE IN MORE THAN TWO MAJORS PER REGION

 

3.2 FIFG REGIONAL TOUR

 

3.2.1 OVERVIEW

 

EACH REGION WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A BASE OF NUMBER OF TOURNAMENTS. EACH REGION CAN CHOOSE TO FLEX UP OR DOWN ACCORDING TO THEIR REQUIREMENTS.

 

DEADLINE 31.12.21

 

3.2.2 TOURNAMENT ALLOCATION & FLEX 2022 

FIFG Members are required to host a minimum 2 x FIFG100*

NEW (First year FIFG Member are entitled to a maximum of 4 FIFG100 and 1 FIFG250). No minimum applies.

*FIFG Members who cannot host the minimum number of allocated tournaments will only be entitled to a maximum of 4 FIFG100 and 1 FIFG250 the following season

 

FIFG100

8 FIFG100 per country (Mandatory 2)

FIFG Member countries can flex up to 12 maximum depending on World Tour Licenses (Appendix 1) OR Regional agreement

 

FIFG250                  

1 FIFG250 per country

FIFG Member countries can flex up to 3 maximum depending on World Tour License (Appendix 1) OR Regional agreement

 

FIFG500                                   

 

 

*Maximum TWO per FIFG Member

The Flex Table entitles MC to optionally increase the number of FIFG250 and FIFG100 they are awarded dependent on a previous season WT Licenses.

 

The ‘buffer’ allows WT committee to review a MC allocation based on their own specific requirements.

 

The Region can also agree to flex within the parameters

 

 

Buffer     

Countries will be permitted to submit a request to WT Committee for an upgrade to the level above. 

Multi-Contest       

FIFG Member countries are NOT permitted to host FIFG ranking tournaments within multi-round FIFG tournaments. Example: A member hosting FIFG250 over 36 holes cannot host Round 1 FIFG100 and/or FIFG100 during Round 2. Subject to REGION review. No exceptions.

 

Holes played/day                  

FIFG Member countries are allowed to stage more than 18 holes per day including 27 or 36 holes

 

3.2.3 FIFG REGIONAL TOUR RANKINGS

 

 

3.3 FIFG MASTERS

 

3.3.1 OVERVIEW & QUALIFICATION

 

An individual event played in a non-World Cup year featuring the best players from the previous season across ALL FIFG Rankings. This event will rotate around each region like The FIFG World Cup. 

 

In a World Cup year, the individual WC rank will count as The Masters.

 

The Masters 2022 will feature the best players from the 2021 season as a minimum plus parameters as set below.

 

These players will be invited to register at an early bird rate before the event will be open to all FIFG players.

 

Qualification

Invitations sent according to the following:

                          

FIFG Member Country

National Champions 2021

                                     

                                 TOTAL

Men            32             32

Seniors      32             32

Ladies        32             32

                                    96 Maximum

 

National Champions will be entitled to claim the entry fee from their National Association up to the value of 100 euro

FIFG Regional Tours 2021

(The NEXT eligible players)

 

Men             15             60

Seniors       10             40

Ladies          5              20

                                    120 Maximum


FIFG World Tour 2021

(The NEXT eligible players)

 

Men             25             25

Seniors        10             10

Ladies          10             10

                                      45 Maximum

 

Early-bird Invitations

 

Men              117

Seniors         82

Ladies           62

                     261

 

Additionally, the organizer will be allocated an additional MINIMUM 24 spots to distribute to their own National ranking until maximum capacity

 

The Masters will rotate amongst all four regions using the 1-1-2-1 rotational system applied for The World Cup. Due to 2023 WC in Region 1, it will start in Region 3

 

2022       Region 3

2024       Region 4

2026       Region 3

2028       Region 1

2030       Region 2…

 

3.4 FIFG WORLD CUP

 

3.4.1 OVERVIEW

 The FIFG World Cup remains the pinnacle event organized by FIFG and its chosen host

 

3.4.2 QUALIFICATION | FIFG TOURNAMENTS

ONLY PLAYERS FINISHING WITHIN TOP 3/10 WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR QUALIFICATION. THE SPOTS AWARDED WILL NOT DROP OUTSIDE THESE POSITIONS. 


 

  1. 2022 REGIONAL TOURS (As of 31.12.22)

MEN                   3

SENIORS            3

LADIES               3

If a player features in more than one ranking then the following will decide:

  1. The players own Region.

  2. Regions 1-2-3-4 in numerical order.

Regional Tours: THERE IS A DROP DOWN IF THERE ARE PLAYERS PREVIOUSLY QUALIFIED TO WORLD CUP OR THROUGH THE WORLD TOUR.


 

  1. 2022 WORLD TOUR (As of 31.12.22)

MEN                     10

SENIORS              10

LADIES                 10

World Tour: ONLY PLAYERS FINISHING WITHIN TOP 10 WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR QUALIFICATION. THE SPOTS AWARDED WILL NOT DROP OUTSIDE THESE POSITIONS. 

 

Eligibility requirement: FIFG license and member of FIFG member country

 

Any places awarded through FIFG rankings are additional to FIFG Member allocation

 

 

3.4.3 QUALIFICATION | FIFG MEMBER COUNTRY ALLOCATION

 

 Each FIFG Member Country will be allocated the following base number of players who are eligible to compete in the individual competition at the 2023 Orlando World Cup

Men                        11

Seniors                   4

Women                   4

 

Each FIFG Member Country will also be entitled to additional bonus places across the three categories based on the following parameters.

-2020/2021 FIFG Licenses

-2018 FIFG World Cup Team Performance

-2022 FIFG Licenses*

*These will be awarded after 31.12.22

 

3.5 FIFG NATIONAL TOUR

 

3.5.1 OVERVIEW

Each FIFG MC is entitled to host their National Tour utilizing FIFG Tournament Management System (BlueGolf)

 

3.6 FIFG CLUB WORLD TROPHY 

                  

3.6.1 OVERVIEW 2023+

 

Mission Statement

A club environment is one of the strongest bonds in Sport allowing players to compete on a National, Regional and International platform to represent where they belong

 

A truly unique format featuring 11 a side (Football) teams playing Matchplay and Strokeplay (Golf): A play on the portmanteau that we have pioneered since 2008

 

Structure

A series of National (Structured by FIFG Member), Regional (Minimum TWO Clubs per FIFG Member) and International (Global Club World Trophy) tournaments featuring 5-11-a-side teams playing multi-format FootGolf

 

Format (International)

Each team will feature 11 players across our THREE main tournament categories

Men         7     Substitutes   5

Seniors   2     Substitutes   1

Ladies     2    Substitutes   1

 

A squad will feature a minimum of 11 players and a maximum of 18 players

 

Each head to head match will feature

Men         Foursomes x 2   Singles x 3

Seniors   Foursomes x 1

Ladies     Foursomes x 1                

Each match will be worth 7 scoring points

 

There will be THREE stages to this FIFG Competition:

 

National

Each FIFG Member owns the responsibility to create an event to produce their Top 2 teams (Minimum).

Optional flex 5-11 players with optional flex to use 1-3 categories

 

Regional

Each Region will create a Final where the Top 4 Clubs (Semi-Finalists) will be invited to The International Final

Optional flex 5-11 players with optional flex to use 1-3 categories

 

Example

Region 3 | Europe | Maximum Capacity 38 Clubs (19 MC)

Strokeplay PQ     36 Holes    Top 4 Men, 1 Senior, 1 Ladies    Top 8 Clubs Qualify

Quarter Finals

Semi Finals

Final

 

International

The International Final of The FIFG Club World Trophy will feature 16 teams (FOUR Clubs from each Region) who will be split into four groups playing a qualifying round, QF, SF and Final

 

 

3.7 FIFG WORLD RANKING

3.7.1 OVERVIEW

A global ranking encompassing FIFG World Tour and FIFG Regional Tour competitions based on TOTAL points scored over the current and previous season using the following:

 

TWO Year Period                        

Masters              1

Majors                3*

500                      4

250                      4

100                      8

 

*Maximum TWO per Region

(Tournaments that count to be confirmed)

 

Total:  20 FIFG competitions played within ANY region.

 

3.8 FIFG REGIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

3.8.1 REGION 1

NORTH AMERICAN FOOTGOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

3.8.2 REGION 2

COPA SUDAMERICANA

3.8.3 REGION 3

EUROFOOTGOLF

3.8.4 REGION 4

ASIA CUP

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4 FIFG COMPETITION REGULATIONS

 

4.1 PLAYER TYPES

 

4.1.1 2022 FIFG WORLD TOUR                                                 

 

Men

ALL Men                                                                                        

 

Senior 45+

Male players who are born in 1976 and before.                              

 

Senior 55+

Male players who are born in 1966 and before.

 

Women

All female players

 

Women 45+

Female players who are born in 1976 and before.

 

Juniors*

All players born in 2004 and after 

 

*There will be no Junior ranking, however, Juniors are eligible to compete within the general classification if they have an exemption authorized by FIFG and FIFG member country

 

Points

Allocated to all relevant categories                 

 

Prizes

Greater prize offered                            

 

Flights

The General category will supersede any sub-category

 

Tee Zones

To qualify to compete in the ‘General’ category Men must play from ONE Tee Zone.

     

4.2 PLAYER ELIGIBILITY & MEMBERSHIP

 

FIFG TOUR PLAYER                                           

 FEE  World Tour  Regional Tour  National Tour

20.00     YES                 YES                  YES*

 

*Applies to FIFG Member Countries using BlueGolf. Additional MC Member Fee may apply.

 

4.2.1 FIFG TOUR PLAYER 20.00 EURO 

To play FIFG 100/FIFG 250/FIFG 500/FIFG MAJOR World Tour competitions, players must be affiliated to the FIFG Member in their Country of birth or permanent residency and hold a Tour Player license.

 

Tour Player License is required for any tournament with FIFG Ranking points.

 

Registration for FIFG competitions will be open all year round. A player’s ranking will be activated after they obtain their membership. Tournaments prior to activation will not count.

 

Players from non-FIFG countries must contact the FIFG directly and register as a guest player

 

If a player´s situation is not completely clear in terms of registration, or any sort of penalty, he will be able to present a query to the FIFG committee in order to perform an analysis of the situation for proper arbitration.

 

Players aged 17 and under will be eligible to pay a reduced fee of 10.00 Euro 

 

Players may be requested to complete an FIFG Rules Quiz prior to acceptance

 

4.2.2 FIFG AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP 0.00 EURO

A NEW Membership for FootGolfers globally and open to all players affiliated to our Member Countries

Affiliate members must be recognized members of their Member Country*

*Member Country Membership may incur fees 

 

Players can sign up as affiliate members through FIFG website contact form

 

4.2.3 FIFG Member Country Fees

 

FIFG Tour Player                   10.50

FIFG Tour Player (Junior)       6.00

FIFG Affiliate Player                0.00

 

4.3 TOURNAMENT TYPES

We have categorized the different type of tournaments globally with the intention of simplifying the opportunities for our Member Countries and Players around the world to develop a stronger united FIFG 

 

1. FIFG Tournaments

 

Our aim is to create a pyramid of competitive play globally that all of our Member Countries (MC) and Member Players can access

 

T1  FIFG World Tour or FIFG Regional Tour events that use the global tournament system; Open to FIFG Members ONLY

 

T2  FIFG Member Country Tournaments (National Tours or tournaments that form part of a ranking system). Open to FIFG Members and members of FIFG Member countries 

                  

T3  FIFG or FIFG Member Country Affiliated Tournaments: Other tournaments at facilities? recognized? by MC 

 

T4  Non-Sanctioned Tournaments. Tournaments hosted by MC or held within MC that are not hosted by or staged at affiliated bodies.

                  

T4.1  FIFG World Tour or Regional Tour events hosted by MC that accept participation of non-FIFG Members.

T4.2  NST hosted by FIFG Member that accept participation of non-FIFG Members

T4.3  NST hosted by FIFG Member that are not communicated or clash with other FIFG tournaments.

T4.4  NST hosted by non-affiliated body

 

4.3.1a   Player Sanctions                                       

 

Type     4.1       None

Type    T4.2     None / MC restrictions

Type    T4.3     None / MC restrictions

Type    T4.4     None

4.3.1b   FIFG Member Sanctions

 

Type    T4.1

All future MC tournaments are canceled until the CSC decides different.

Type    T4.2

Removal of ALL current season tournaments from ranking

Type    T4.3

Removal of opportunity to rank

 

Type    T4.4

None

 

MC who are organizing tournaments in other countries must have official approval of the country where the event is taking place. 

 

Review Process

Any sanction is subject to FIFG Member Country dispute and finalized by FIFG Board

 

MC Restrictions

Member Country restrictions are supported by FIFG. Any restriction must be communicated with FIFG board@fifg.org

 

4.4 TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES & APPLICATION

 

FIFG Member countries can apply to host subject to guidelines set by WT committee (See appendix)

 

4.4.1 TOURNAMENT HOSTING

 

MASTERS

The location of FIFG Masters this year will be Holland decided by the FIFG Board.

 

MAJORS 

The location of FIFG Majors will be USA, Slovakia, France, Italy, China and Argentina. 

Decided by the FIFG Board.

 

FIFG 500

The location of FIFG 500 is decided by FIFG Board.

 

FIFG 250

FIFG250 allocated to all eligible FIFG MC. This level tournament must follow 4.4.2 and 4.4.3

 

FIFG 100

FIFG100 allocated to all eligible FIFG MC. This level tournament must follow 4.4.2 and 4.4.3

 

4.4.1.1   Application Process

 

Email to board@fifg.org

 

 

4.4.2 REALLOCATION

 

MAJORS 

In the event that a ‘Region’ cannot fulfil their allocation; Other Regions will be entitled to submit a request to host to complete the annual allowance 

 

MASTERS

In the event that a ‘Region’ cannot fulfil their allocation; Other Regions will be entitled to submit a request to host to complete the annual allowance 

 

FIFG 500-250-100 tournaments will not be entitled to reallocate.

 

4.4.3 TOURNAMENT CLASHES 

 

Masters/World Cup    No clashes permitted

 

 

*FIFG Major and FIFG500 are not permitted to clash with FIFG Masters.

*NEW FIFG Member Countries are not permitted to clash with FIFG Majors

 

4.4.4 TOURNAMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

For detailed requirements please see FIFG Standards

 

4.4-5 TOURNAMENT POINTS & UPGRADE SYSTEM 25/50%

 

PLAYERS WILL BE AWARDED 92% OF THE PRECEEDING POSITION

 

THE UPGRADE SYSTEM WILL REWARD FIFG 100 TOURNAMENTS WITH A STARTING FIELD IN EXCESS OF THE TOTAL PLAYER NUMBERS BELOW.

FIFG100      49-   50+    75+   FIFG100+  FIFG100++

1                  100   25%   50%       125              150

2                  92    25%   50%

3                  85    25%   50%

FIFG250

1                  250

2                  230

3                  212

 

FIFG500

1                  500

2                 460

3                 423

FIFG1000

1                 1000

2                   920

3                   846

FIFG MASTERS1500

1                 1500                          

2                1380

3                1270

 

4.4.6 TOURNAMENT FUNDING & PRIZE FUND

                  

4.4.6.1 FUNDING

 

Tournament fees paid by FIFG member countries to FIFG

                                                                                                                           

FIFG100                             Payable TO

25.00 – 50.00 Euro*       Regional Fund

 

FIFG250

250.00 Euro                      Global Fund

 

FIFG500

500.00 Euro                      Global Fund

 

FIFG Major

1000.00 Euro                    Global Fund

 

A prize pool for end of season trophies and awards will be budgeted by FIFG

 

60% Prize fund of Tournament Fees for player credit/prize.

Trophies for 2021 WT POYs, to be given at The Masters

 

 

*Decided and collected by Region. Each MC in Region 3 will pay € 200, - to be placed in the prize pool.

*Prize distribution for Region 3 to be decided by the EFA. 

 

FIFG Tournament Fees

 

Fees will be invoiced on June 30th 2022 for the period 1.1.22 to 30.6.22 and on December 31st for the period 1.7.22 to 31.12.22

FIFG Member countries missing this first payment will be unable to host further tournaments until debt cleared.


 

4.4.6.2. PRIZE FUND

Minimum Prize Fund

 

                   MINIMUM (EURO)   MAXIMUM (EURO)

FIFG MAJOR         7500.00             NO Maximum

 

FIFG500  Use Entry Fee v Prize Pool Table as guidance

 

Entry Fee v Prize Pool 

 

A minimum of TEN percent of the entry fee will be allocated as a minimum to a tournament prize pool of the players entry fee for FIFG500

 

The entry fee and tournament prize fund are decided by the tournament host

 

Example MINIMUM Prize Pool (Euro)

 

Entry Fee                 100      200       300                            

 

LOW LIMIT (100)   1000    2000    3000                          

 

150 Players            1500    3000    4500                          

200 Players          2000    4000    6000                         

 

HIGH LIMIT            2000   4000    6000                         

 

The LOW limit represents the minimum prize pool created by entry fee contribution according to 0-100 players registered.  

 

The HIGH limit represents the maximum prize pool created by entry fee contribution. 

 

An organizer can increase the Prize Pool at their discretion.

 

General Guidelines:

 

Organizers are entitled to a maximum period of 30 days to make the payment to players

 

Furthermore, only effective real money can be used to pay the cash prize. The organizing country will receive a 500 Euro penalty if they do not comply with this rule. 

 

If an organizer knows that he won't be able to pay within 30 days he MUST communicate that before opening the registration so players are aware of that situation.

WORLD & REGIONAL TOUR 2022

PRIZE MONEY CREDIT - € 25,000 

 

The top players of the World Tour Majors Ranking and the Regional rankings will receive prize money credit to use during FIFG tournaments in 2023.  These are the places and amounts:

 

WORLD TOUR

 

 

REGIONAL RANKINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4-7 TOURNAMENT CONTROL

 

4-4-7-1 TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 

BlueGolf

 

In 2022, BlueGolf will be the console used by the FIFG for the Regional, World Tour and NEW World rankings. A NEW introduction is the Member Benefits from The FIFG Tournament Control Team.

 

BlueGolf can also be used by Member Countries for their ‘National Tour’

It can also be used for live scoring and player statistics.

 

A fee of 1.57 Euro per player per registration is paid direct to BlueGolf. Stripe Merchant fee will be 2.9% of the registration fee plus a transaction fee of 0.30 euro. The FIFG will invoice monthly for BlueGolf registration fees. 

 

BlueGolf Registration Fees

 

Invoice        1st of each month

Payment    20th of each month*

 

*Penalty for late payments

21st to 19th of the following month - 10% of total invoice

20th +                                                  - 20% of total invoice

 

4-4-7-2 TOURNAMENT CONTROL TEAM

 

The FIFG Tournament Control Team will create ALL tournaments within the system for Member Countries subject to completion of MASTER FILE 

Every Member Country is responsible for updating their ‘MASTER’ tournament calendar, location and FIFG points using the excel document provided at Season Zero.

 

 

The FIFG TCT will award the points to the rankings of the previous week every Wednesday.

 

4-4-7-3 TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

 

FIFG Tournament Director

The FIFG will appoint an official to oversee each Major, 500 and 250 to ensure the global parameters are met remotely or in person (Costs apply)

 

Additionally, each FIFG Member Country must have at least ONE representative pass FIFG Rules examination annually.

 

4.5 TOURNAMENT RULES

4.5.1 PLAYER REPRESENTATION

4.5.2 PLAYER CONDUCT

4.5.3 TIES

4.5.4 DISPUTES, DECISIONS & PENALTIES

4-5-5 BAD WEATHER

4-5-6 COURSE DESIGN

4.5.7 REGISTRATION POLICIES

4.5.8 LOCAL RULES

4.5.9 ORGANISER CONDUCT

4-5-10 LOGO USAGE

                  

4.5.1 PLAYER REPRESENTATION

 

Players can represent an FIFG Member Country based on

- Passport

- Residency (Minimum period of 2 years)

 

A player who previously played in any FIFG World Cup, Continental Championship or FIFG World/Regional Tour representing a FIFG Member country may change to another country if:

 

- Player has multiple passports. 
- Player shows Proof of Residence in the country he wishes to play for, for a period of 2 years


A change of country they represent can only be done ONCE.


Acceptance of Nationality amendment is subject to written approval from FIFG Board and both residing Presidents of FIFG Member countries involved. 
The player and requesting FIFG member country must make the request in writing. A period of 60 days will be actioned from the original letter date until final approval.

On all occasions the FIFG Board may take decisions of a general or individual nature with regard to issues resulting from nationality, citizenship, domicile or residence of any competitor including the duration of any waiting period. 

In this unique situation the regulation of one single change per lifetime would remain. 

Exception applies if any FIFG Member country unifies with another FIFG member country at any point.

 

4.5.2 PLAYER CONDUCT

 

Players are expected to play in the spirit of the game by acting with integrity, showing consideration to others, and taking good care of the course. The organizers and head marshal have authority to disqualify a player for any serious misconduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game and in accordance with FIFG or local tournament rules.

 

The use of alcohol, illegal drugs and smoking are STRICTLY PROHIBITED at FIFG official competitions. 

 

Players must be respectful, and organizers reserve the right to remove a player from the competition at any time for any reason.

 

4.5.3 TIES

 

In case of a tie, the organizer must stage a playoff for minimum 1st place across all categories with the option to add a playoff for second and third place or cash and prize positions at their discretion which must be notified before the tournament. If the organizer chooses to not playoff for positions 2+ then countback will be used to split 2nd and 3rd with 4th and below tied. 

 

All players involved in a tie will be awarded the average number of points of the positions they hold (If three players tie in 10th position, these players would eventually be in positions 10, 11 and 12. The number of points for these three positions will be added and divided by 3 and this score will be awarded to the three players.) 

For all FIFG tournaments (MAJORS / FIFG 500 /FIFG 250 / FIFG 100), the playoff will be played on a minimum of one hole and a maximum of three holes for the title. If the players are still tied after the playoff, there will be a penalty putts (five putts/players from a minimum of 5 meters) followed by a sudden death penalty shootout if necessary.

If for any reason (climate conditions, lack of sunlight, safety, etc.) the playoff cannot take place, the organizer and marshal will proceed this way:

1st, 2nd and 3rd positions will be decided by the last 18 holes (final round) for a 36- or 54 or more-holes tournament, or by the back 9-6-3-2-1 for 18 holes tournament.

4.5.4 DISPUTES, DECISIONS & PENALTIES

 

As per FIFG Rulebook

 

1-3-9 Protests and penalties

If the competition is already over, no penalty shall be cancelled, modified or issued. The scores are considered final when they are signed by both scorer and player on the scorecard and delivered to the Committee.
Exceptions: a penalty shall be applied after finishing the competition. Any evidence including film will need to be submitted to the tournament committee within 30 days. If the player breached a base rule of behavior and fair-play or

  1. They marked on their returned scorecard a lower result from any of the sections than they had actually made. Penalty disqualification for player and +1 kick for marker

  2. The player failed to apply a rule against themselves due to their own improper knowledge of the rulebook. Penalty: +1 penalty in the score of the hole where the infraction occurred OR disqualification when DQ is the applied penalty. Additionally the marker may receive a penalty for non-intervention

  3. The marker failed to apply a rule against their player in the group due to improper knowledge of the rulebook. In this case +1 penalty in the score of the hole where the infraction occurred. This is considered 'bad advice' or non-intervention

 
If a protest is submitted, the Committee shall bring its decision as soon as possible, to ensure that – in case of necessity – the problem occurred is resolved. Players cannot agree on eliminating the validity of any of the rules, or to disregard any of the issued penalties; if they still do so, the penalty for the breach of the rule, involving disqualification, shall be made without any time limitation.
In case the disputable affair is not being solved between the organizing Committee and the complaining player, they may both submit a request, to reach a mutually approved statement, to the Rules Committee acting as an official FIFG authority, so that they can express their opinion about the fairness of the brought decision. In the event that a decision cannot be reached, the Court of Arbitration for Sport can be consulted. A maximum deadline of 30 days will be given for a player to submit a protest.

 

If any player is penalized retrospectively, the leaderboard will be updated and any prize money or award must be returned to the organizer to be re-allocated to the corresponding players after the tournament is over. The time limit for any penalization is set on 1 month after the tournament has finished.

 

 

4.5.5 BAD WEATHER


If weather conditions force the organizer to suspend the tournament, full points will still be allocated and the result based on the number of completed rounds if the total number of holes played is at least 50% of the total number of holes.


Before the game, if for any reason (flooding, animal damages, etc.) a hole is declared unplayable, it has to be replaced by another similar hole (same par, similar distance) or cancelled. If more than three holes are declared unplayable, then the entire course could be considered as unplayable and therefore the round may be cancelled.


If this happens during the game (flooding, animal damages, etc.), the tournament director has the authority to make the decision to cancel the hole and give all the player the score of the par in accordance to the approved FIFG Local Rule as outlined below. If more than three holes are declared unplayable during the game, the entire course could be considered as unplayable and the general rules of bad weather applies.

4.5.6 COURSE DESIGN


The designer must take natural weather conditions (strong wind or heavy rain) in consideration when they design in order to prevent unplayable holes. They also have the responsibility to design a course that assures a decent pace of play for the players, especially when setting the pin position.

It is the responsibility of the designer and tournament director to set DROP ZONES and objects to reach the ball easily on the holes which can represent a danger for the pace of play (if there is a big water obstacle to cross for example).

 

4.5.7 REGISTRATION POLICIES

 

Players should clearly understand the terms and conditions of each competition before they register for the event.

Players are reminded to check in advance the cancellation policy for all tournaments by contacting the organizer direct. The FIFG accepts no responsibility for loss incurred to FIFG member or players for cancelled tournaments. 

 

4.5.8 LOCAL RULES

 

Organizers are permitted to introduce local rules approved by FIFG Rules committee and must notify players in advance

 

4.5.8.1 FIFG APPROVED LOCAL RULES 

 

The FIFG Rules Committee has the following list of approved local rules that do not require prior consent

 

Use of NON-FIFG Tee

A Tee that matches the dimensions of the official FIFG tee can be used if approved by FIFG.

 

Players and organizers can submit their request to info@fifg.org with a clear photo against a measure or send the Tee to FIFG 

 

 ‘Unplayable’ Hole


 

  1. Score average versus PAR

In addition to Rule 1-3-4 and as outlined above under the section Bad Weather, when declaring a hole unplayable based on score, the organizer must use the statistics to review the average score

Hole average per category per round

 

+1.00 v PAR

Tournament Committee to review

                                   

+1.50 v PAR           

Hole must be declared unplayable and PAR awarded to all players within category affected


 

Bad weather

 

In addition to FIFG Rules and as outlined above under the section Bad Weather, when declaring a hole unplayable due to inclement weather, the organizer is entitled to use a wind measuring device or gauge but must announce the speed and timeframe of such a decision before play.

 

Furthermore, a pace of play guide can be used to remove any hole deemed to create a disturbance to the overall tournament pace of play. Again any information must be shared before play.


 

Footwear and Clothing

In addition to FIFG Rules, weather specific clothing, Soccer cleats (Strictly subject to venue), and religious or cultural attire may be accepted should the organizer decide

 

 

‘Seeded’ Draw

 

Tournament Organizers will be required to use an approved ‘Seeding’ model for FIFG Majors and FIFG500 for the FIRST tournament round. Subsequent rounds may follow ranking order.

Seeded players should represent 50% of the total field with a fourball featuring a minimum of TWO seeded players.

 

Seed Model EXAMPLE


 

  1. FORMER WINNERS

  2. MAJOR CHAMPIONS

  3. FIFG WORLD TOUR PREVIOUS SEASON

  4. FIFG WORLD TOUR CURRENT SEASON

  5. FIFG REGIONAL TOUR PREVIOUS SEASON

  6. FIFG REGIONAL TOUR CURRENT SEASON

  7. NATIONAL RANKINGS PREVIOUS SEASON

  8.  NATIONAL RANKING CURRENT SEASON

 

4.5.9 ORGANISER CONDUCT

 

Organizers must report the name of the Tournament Director and the name of the Head Marshals before the beginning of the competition. 

 

Each organizer has the authority to adopt their own Code of Conduct for their tournaments if it still respects the FIFG rulebook guidelines about etiquette and behavior.

 

Any FIFG Member Country with outstanding debt (membership fees or tournament fees) from the previous season will be unable to stage ANY FIFG tournament until the payment is cleared

 

4.5.10 FIFG LOGOS 

 

Players must request the FIFG World Tour 2022 logo from their FIFG Member Country.


The FIFG World Tour 2022 logo must be used in conjunction with the logo of the national organization (FIFG Member Country).


If authorization is not given, players are not allowed to use the national organization logo on their uniform. Uniforms with FIFG Member/World Tour Logos combination can be used to compete in FIFG World Tour/FIFG Member Countries events only. Reported players will lose their points on that specific tournament. Each FIFG Member Country is responsible for providing authorization and the correct file to players.

FOOTGOLF LOGOS NOT ASSOCIATED TO THE FIFG ARE PROHIBITED.
SANCTION COULD POTENTIALLY REACH PLAYER DISQUALIFICATION.

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5 CONTACT

 

5.1 FIFG COMPETITIONS

 

All players and organizers must contact the FIFG Competitions Committee by email. This is the only official way to submit a topic to the board.

E-mail address: competitions@fifg.org

 

FIFG Competitions Committee

· Michael Wilkes

· Fernando Name Guzzy

· Javier de Ancizar

· Davy Rasking

· Lucas Loustau

 

5.2 RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR ALL REGIONS

 

Lucas Loustau

5.3 RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS (TOURNAMENT CONTROL TEAM)

 

All Regions: Lucas Loustau