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AMERICAN FOOTOGLF LEAGUE

DEFINITION

 

The AFGL Tour 2019 is comprised of all tournaments with ranking points in the U.S. FootGolf Tour that are managed by the American FootGolf League. This tour will be the basis to deciding spots on the Second Battle of the Border, Jansen Cup II Edition, and the upcoming FIFG World Cup to be announced by the FIFG this year.

TOURNAMENTS POINTS

AFGL-50   / 50 points if 8 players finish the tournament.

AFGL-100  / 100 points if 8 players finish the tournament.

AFGL-250  / 250 points if 8 players finish the tournament.

 

AFGL-500  / 500 points if 8 players finish the tournament.

AFGL-1000 / 1000 points if 8 players finish the tournament.

 

Points per number of players.

 

Players must have their registration paid before the tournament starts to obtain points in the competition. Each tournament of the AFGL Tour must have a minimum of 8 participant players finishing the competition to receive full points, regardless if it is AFGL-50, AFGL-100, 

AFGL-250, AFGL-500 or AFGL-1000. In that case, the AFGL Tour Players will receive Ranking Points valid for the AFGL Tour 2019.  

The AFGL Tour 2019 will not mimic the FIFG World Tour. Points, format, and guidelines may look similar, but they are separate from FIFG World Tour. Tournaments may have the same points for the FIFG World Tour 2019, 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.

RANKING

Every competitive sport has some sort of 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 2019 will have four separate rankings, with the same

number of points in each category: Men, Women, Senior and Clubs. Each year, the ranking starts again from "0" with no points. 

Ranking points are valid for AFGL Tour, InterAmerican Tour and FIFG World Tour.

RULES OF PLAY

The AFGL Tour is part of the U.S. FootGolf Tour 2019 that also includes the State Games of America and the National Qualifiers. All these competitions will follow the FIFG Rulebook. Local-Tournament Rules may apply.

FORMAT / TOURNAMENT VALUE

There will be:

 

- 19 tournaments with points for the      AFGL Tour 2019. 

- The tour was created for footgolfers  living in the United States and  registered as AFGL TOUR PLAYERS. 

- Bonus: a player can qualify directly to  the U.S. FootGolf National   Championship 2019 by completing in  and finishing all rounds in one of the 19  tournaments.

POINTS AWARDED

 

In each competition, the winner will be awarded the maximum number of AFGL Points for the event type. 

 

The Top 5 will be rewarded 90% of the previous positions points. All other positions will be awarded 95% of the points received by the preceding position. In case of a tie, all players involved in the tie will be awarded the average number of points of the positions they would take in case of a playoff. E.g. If 3 players tie in 5th position, these players would eventually be in positions 5, 6 and 7. The number of points for these three positions will be added and divided by 3 and this score will be awarded to the 3 players. In case of a tie for the first place, there should be a playoff.

 

Here is an example of a tournament with 8 players or more for an AFGL Tour 100 Point Tournament or  AFGL-100

E.g. If 3 players tie in the 5th position, these players would eventually

be in positions 5, 6 and 7. The number of points for these 3 positions

will be added and divided by 3 and this score will be awarded to the 3

players. Only in case of a tie in the 1st place should there be a playoff.

E.g. 71.6 + 65.9 + 60.6 = 198.1 /3 = 66 Points each player.

TOTAL AMOUNT OF POINTS

AFGL Ranking points for each player will be calculated as the sum of the BEST 7 scores from the following AFGL Tour 2019 tournaments:

 

- 2 AFGL-50

- 2 AFGL-100

- 1 AFGL-250

- 1 AFGL-500

- 1 AFGL-1000

RANKING FOR​ FOOTGOLF CLUBS

The system will take the top five scores of the Top 4 players per club in the top and most competitive category (Men). Only clubs affiliated with the American FootGolf League will be able to be ranked.

TEES

- Men/Senior Categories will play from Champion tees.

- Women Category may play from a Regular tees.

- Depending on the course,  all categories may have to play

  from the same tees on same holes or the entire course.

PURSES AND AWARDS

The AFGL Tour will have no cash purses paid by the AFGL but, may have cash purses paid by tour organizers in some competitions.*  If the same tournament is an FIFG-250, FIFG-500 or FIFG-1000, the FIFG purse established under the FIFG World Tour guidelines will be paid under FIFG terms. 

* Organizers may offer additional/separate prizes and awards.

 

To play the AFGL Tour and receive Ranking Points, players must be affiliated to the AFGL or another FIFG Member Country if they are residing outside the United States. If a Guest Player option is offered for a tournament a Guest Players will have no license and player will not be eligible for any cash purse, tour medals, tour prizes or awards from AFGL or FIFG. Organizers may offer additional/separate prizes and awards to Guest Players.

 

Foreign or Non-Resident players affiliated to FIFG Member Countries are eligible to compete in the AFGL Tour 2019 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 2018.

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 FIFG approved tee must have the following dimension 2cm height x 4cm internal x 7cm base. 

- On the AFGL Tour 2019, any tee with the dimension approved by the FIFG 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.

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 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.  

CANCELATIONS AND REFUND POLICY

Cancellation fees are applied to each tournament, review the information on each tournament registration and information page to know what the policy is for that tournament. 

AFGL QUALIFIERS

AFGL Qualifiers are NOT part of the AFGL Tour 2019 and will have no points.

GUEST PLAYERS

Guest Players can participate in separate flights in all AFGL- 50/100 but will receive no tour points. To compete in FIFG-250 / FIFG-500 / FIFG-1000, players must have a FIFG World Tour License. 

TOUR ORGANIZERS

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 Season 2019. In AFGL-50 and AFGL-100, these organizers can play as long as they establish a tournament committee with other players and submit the list to the AFGL at usa@footgolf.net before the event starts.​

ORGANIZERS SEASON 2019

West Region

  - Alberto Schorth

  - Jordan Godfrey

  - Joey Miller

  - Marco Reyes

  - Julian Nash

 

Central Region

  - Robert Greer

  - Jon Aron

  - Alex Rassmusen

East Region

  - Robert Greer

  - Maryland FootGolf Club

  - Miami FootGolf Club

  - Matt Reed

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR PLAYERS

CATEGORIES

Players from different categories might not play from the same tee boxes.

 There is no General or Absolute Category in the AFGL Tour

- Men: Men 18 years old and over.

- Women: Women 18 years old and over.

- Seniors: Men who become 46 years old in 2019 and older.

- Clubs: FootGolf Clubs officially registered with the AFGL.

DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE 

The following Dress Code* for Tour Players:

- Collar Shirt (Polo Style)

- Shorts (Golf Style)

- Knee-High Socks (Argyle Preferred)

- Turf or Indoor soccer shoes (No Cleats)

- Golf Cap (Flat cap preferred - No other styles allowed)

- No Soccer/Other-sports shorts, shirts or uniforms

- No Smoking, Drugs or Alcohol on the course

- Flight players only are allowed on the course or golf carts

IMPORTANT: Guest players can NOT be in the same flight, line or foursome with Tour Players. The dress code may vary on each tournament based on Organizer's approval. 

* Visit the FIFG Rulebook to know the Rules and Dress Code.

MIN. NUMBER OF PLAYERS PER CATEGORY

- 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, a Senior compete in an AFGL-50 and finish in the 11th position, 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 and so on.

TIE BREAKER

In the case of a tie in the 1st place, there must be a playoff between all tied players to determine the tournament champion in 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 put the ball closest to the hole is the winner.  

For AFGL-250, AFGL-100, and AFGL-50 tournaments, the playoff will be decided after 1 hole (although organizers may decide to extend it up to 3 holes). If the tie continues after the playoff, there will be a “blind approach” and the one that put the ball closest to the hole is the winner.

This system will apply only to define the Champion of each tournament.

For the 3rd place and following positions, tied players will get the same points, based on the 92% rule. If, for any reason, (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 continued ties, the front 9 holes will count and then last 6 holes and then last 3 holes; if still tied, there is a draw

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, tournament committee, and head marshal have the authority to disqualify a player for any  serious misconduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game. 

 

Each organizer has the authority to adopt their own Code of Conduct for their tournament, including Drug and Alcohol Policies. Any dispute over a disqualification must be written to the WT Committee within 48 hours of the disqualification. 

 

If disputed, the AFGL Board will review the circumstances leading up to the disqualification and make the final call.

BATTLE OF THE BORDER

FIRST BATTLE OF THE BORDER

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - June 27, 2019.

Those players not able to participate in this event will be replaced by new players picked as Wild Card by the Captain.

SECOND BATTLE OF THE BORDER

Palm Springs, California - November 8, 2019.

Top 6 Men, 2 Senior and 1 Woman from U.S. Open 2019

Top 6 Men, 2 Senior and 1 Woman from National Champ.

Captain's Pick from those who can't participate from next 20 ranked players on the AFGL Tour by October 15th.

Invitational. Participation is voluntary. Players who can participate. Replacements to be elected by Captain. The AFGL will pick the Captain.

JANSEN CUP II EDITION - QUALIFICATION

U.S. National Championship 2018:

Men: Sharif Khatib, Jordan Godfrey, Nick Wallace, Pier Valdez. 

Senior: Darrin Karuzas - Women: Leilani Tedeski 

U.S. Open 2019

Men: Nathan Shuey, Bart Wojtyla, Rob Cohmanschi, Zach Matteoli.

Senior: Brent Parker - Women: Jo Reid.

National Championship 2019

- 4 Men, 1 Senior, 1 Woman

- Captain to be decided by American FootGolf Federation.

- All Available Spots for Men + 1 Senior +1 Woman as Captain's 

Pic by August 5th, 2019.

The American FootGolf Federation will cover the following cost 

for the following:

- 3 nights of accommodations - checking in September 2nd and checking out September 5th, 2019 *

- Entry Fee for the Jansen Cup Rounds

- Uniform for the Jansen Cup Competition

* If you would like addition nights at the hotel, please let us know so we can help you make those arrangements with the organizer)

FIFG WORLD CUP JAPAN 2020

IMPORTANT

Qualification will be decided once the FIFG World CupCommittee make an official announcement. Information

about the FIFG World Cup Club Championship is expected 

in the upcoming months, as FIFG Member Countries are

already discussing the initiative for the competition.

AFGL TOUR PLAYER REGISTRATION

United States

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 2019 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, 2019.

- The AFGL reserves its right of admission and can deny, revoke or cancel the affiliation of any player at any time.

U.S. FOOTGOLF CALENDAR

SEASON 2019

The AFGL Tour 2019 is part of the U.S. National FootGolf Calendar created by the American FootGolf Federation, among the State Games of America and U.S. National Qualifiers.