AFGL TOUR 2020
American FootGolf League
The AFGL Tour 2020 is comprised of all ranking-point tournaments managed by the American FootGolf League. AFGL is the Major League of FootGolf since 2011.
Every competitive sport has a ranking system that enables players and fans to know, “Who is the best?”, after all, the idea of competition is to establish an order based on ability and results. The AFGL Tour 2020 will have four separate rankings with the same number of points in each category: Men, Women, Senior and Clubs. Each year, the ranking resets to zero. Ranking points are valid for the AFGL Tour, Region ONE Tour, and FIFG World Tour.
PURSES AND AWARDS
The AFGL Tour will have no minimum cash purses paid by the AFGL but may have cash purses paid by tour organizers or sponsors in some competitions.*
If the same tournament is also a FIFG World Tour stop , the FIFG purse established under the FIFG World Tour guidelines will be paid pursuant to FIFG terms.
* Organizers may offer additional/separate prizes and awards.
To play the AFGL Tour and to receive Ranking Points, players must be a member of the AFGL or another FIFG Member Country and have their World Tour license.
Foreign or Non-Resident players affiliated to FIFG Member Countries are eligible to compete in the AFGL Tour 2020 for FIFG World Tour points and Cash Purse.
Foreign or Non-Resident players are not eligible for any US national title in any category or to represent Team USA in the FIFG FootGolf World Cup 2020.
AFGL TOUR PLAYER REGISTRATION
All tournaments will have a registration deadline as posted in the tournament registration. There may be a late fee applied for late registration as posted and cancelation fees may apply if the player cancels the registration. A cut-off date for canceling your registration is assigned to each tournament, please review this information carefully for the tournament you are registering for. See individual tournament information and be familiar with the cancelation and late registration dates and fees.
There will be many FootGolf events as the sport continues to grow, but there is only one AFGL Tour.
If you currently live in the United States, you can register to become an AFGL TOUR PLAYER 2020 and compete in the premier league of FootGolf in the U.S. for ranking points.
All Categories are specified on this page.
Valid until December 31st, 2020.
The AFGL reserves the right of admission and can deny, revoke, or cancel the affiliation/membership of any player who has been found to commit a serious violation of the Player Code of Conduct or has shown previous derogatory actions against the AFGL, it's members, or sponsors.
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FORMAT / TOURNAMENT VALUE
RULES OF PLAY
DRESS AND CONDUCT CODE
There will be:
- Tournaments with points for the AFGL Tour 2020.
- This tour was created for players living in the United States (permanently or temporarily) and registered as AFGL Tour Players for the current Season.
The AFGL Tour, the U.S. FootGolf Tour, the State Games of America and the FIFG Region ONE Tour are played under the rules and guidelines of the FIFG.
All #FootGolf competitions in the United States will follow the FIFG Rulebook. Local and/or Tournament Rules may apply.
Strictly enforced in the AFGL Tour and Region ONE Tour.
Failing to follow the Dress Code may result in disqualification.
See Player Code of Conduct
AFGL-50 / 50 points *
AFGL-100 / 100 points *
AFGL-500 / 500 points *
* If 8 players finish the tournament.
Players must have their registration paid before the start date of the tournament to obtain points in the competition.
For any tournament on the AFGL Tour to allocate full points to participating players it must have a minimum of 8 players completing the competition.
For a tournament that meets full point allocation requirements, the AFGL Tour Players will receive Ranking Points valid for the AFGL Tour 2020.
The AFGL Tour 2020 will not mimic the FIFG World Tour. Points, format, and guidelines may look similar, but are separate from FIFG World Tour.
Additionally, tournaments may have the same points for the FIFG World Tour 2020, but tournament rules and guidelines may differ.
AFGL Ranking Points from International Tournaments: the best AFGL affiliated player will receive the top points regardless of his/her position in the tournament and so on.
FIFG FOOTGOLF WORLD CUP JAPAN 2020
Team USA is managed by the American FootGolf Federation (AFGF). Not by the AFGL and the AFGL has no direct responsibility or involvement with the FIFG World Cup events.
The AFGF will invite top AFGL Tour Players to join Team USA. They can participate voluntarily and at their own expense as qualified players of the U.S. National Team, playing as Team USA for the FIFG FootGolf World Cup Japan 2020.*
*For terms and conditions click HERE
INDIVIDUAL POINTS AWARDED
ALL positions will be awarded 92% of the points received by the preceding position. Ties of the first 3 positions will be broken by a playoff.
TOTAL AMOUNT OF POINTS
AFGL Ranking points for each player will be calculated as the sum of the BEST 12 scores from the following AFGL Tour 2020 tournaments:
- 6 AFGL-50
- 6 AFGL-100
- 3 AFGL-500
Total Points: 2,400
50 100 500
46 92 460
42 85 423
39 78 389
36 72 358
33 66 330
30 61 303
28 56 279
26 51 257
24 47 236
RANKING FOR FOOTGOLF CLUBS
The Club Ranking will run separate from the other rankings. It will take the top 3 ranked players from the Men category, the top 1 player from Senior category and the top 1 player from Women category to comprise the AFGL Club Ranking. Club ranking will be calculated from Men, Senior and Women players. Points will be awarded accordingly.
Only FootGolf clubs in the First Division of the American FootGolf League will be able to be ranked. Points will be announced by November 1, 2020 and will be used to determine the top clubs for pairings at the National Championship.
Players in all categories (Men-Seniors-Women) can represent their clubs at "The Nationals" from the same tees.
The AFGL Tour Organizers are entities, clubs, or representatives licensed by the AFGL to organize tour competitions and recreational events in coordination with the AFGL for the 2020 season.
For AFGL-50 and AFGL-100 tournaments, these organizers can also compete in the tournament as long as they establish a tournament committee with other players and submit that list to the AFGL Tour Director, Robert Greer at before the start of the event.
USE OF A TEE
(FIFG Rulebook 4-2-2 Using a Tee)
A Tee can only be used on the teeing ground. Any player using a tee from any other point on the course will be disqualified. A player can choose whether to use one or not. If a ball falls from the tee or is removed from it by the player when preparing the shot, it may be replaced again without any penalties, Nevertheless, if the shot is executed while the ball is moving or not, the shot is valid, regardless of where the ball has landed. The tee must be an FIFG approved tee or an AFGL approved tee.
On the AFGL Tour 2020, any tee in accordance with FIFG dimensions and that is AFGL approval for sanctioned equipment may be used as long as it has been reviewed and approved by the tournament director and/or committee.
RIGHT OF ADMISSION
The American FootGolf League reserves the right of admission and may refuse any player's participation at any time for any reason.
CANCELATIONS AND REFUND POLICY
Each tournament will have it's own registration and cancellation fees/policies please review the information for each tournament accordingly to know what the policy is for that tournament.
AFGL Qualifiers are NOT part of the AFGL Tour 2020 and will have no points.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS PER CATEGORY
Players from different categories might not play from the same tee boxes.
There is no General or Absolute Category in the AFGL or FIFG Tour.
Men: Men born in 2002 or earlier.
Women: Women born in 2002 or earlier
Seniors: Men born in 1974 or earlier.
Clubs: First Division FootGolf Clubs officially registered with the AFGL.
Not reaching the minimum amount of players.
There will be NO POINTS awarded if the tournament does not reach the minimum number of 8 AFGL Tour players. Scoresheets will be presented to the AFGL as one of the ways to verify participation.
Each category will have their own points.
E.g. If a Woman or a Senior compete in an AFGL-50 tournament and finish in the 11th position overall, but he or she is the 1st in his or her category, this player will receive 50 points for the first position in their category.
In the case of a tie for 1st place, there must be a playoff between all tied players to determine the tournament champion (this applies to each category). The election of the hole(s) to be played is subject to the organizer’s (course) criteria.
For AFGL-500 tournaments, the playoff competition will be up to 3 holes (the election of the 3 holes to be played is subject to the organizer’s criteria). If the tie continues after the 1-3 hole(s), there will be a “blind approach” and the player who places the ball closest to the hole is the winner.
For AFGL-100, and AFGL-50 tournaments, the playoff will be decided after 1 hole. If the tie continues after the playoff, there will be a “blind approach” and the player that places the ball closest to the hole is the winner.
This system will apply only to define the Champion of each tournament.
For 3rd place and following positions, tied players will get the same points, based on the 92% rule. If, for any reason (ex, climate conditions, lack of sunlight, safety, etc.) the organizer and marshals understand the playoff system can not take place, the 1st position will be decided by the last 18 holes for a 36 - 54 hole or more tournaments, or by the back 9 for 18-hole tournaments. If still tied, the front 9 holes will count and then last 6 holes and then last 3 holes; if still tied, there is a draw.