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Team 

United States

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4th. FIFG FootGolf World Cup

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2023 Direct Spots & Pool Spots

The American FootGolf Federation has been granted 57 Individual Spots for the FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023:

 

35 Men (21 spots remain)

14 Seniors (7 spots remain)

8 Women (3 spots remain)

 

*These numbers may increase based on the number of 2022 AFGL Licenses, left over spots from other FootGolf countries, and final confirmation from current Team USA individuals.

 

*Additional U.S. Players may also qualify directly from FIFG World or North American Region Rankings (#TBC by FIFG).

 

FIFG FOOTGOLF WORLD CUP ORLANDO 2023 QUALIFICATION PROCESS

 

There will be two (2) ways for a player to qualify for an individual spot on Team USA at the FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023:

  • AUTOMATIC - Individual World Cup spots can be earned at the following events by placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd overall, depending on age and gender category:

    • Michigan 250 

    • Desert Willow 250

    • The Nationals 500 

 

*Please note - This is not a sliding spot as in the past. If a current Team USA player finishes in the Automatic qualification positions, the spot WILL NOT be awarded to the next available non-qualified player. 

*Must be a minimum of 6 players registered within the category for the automatic spot to be awarded.

 

  • WORLD CUP SHOOTOUT - A player pool will be created from the top finishing players at the U.S. Open 2022, Michigan 250, Desert Willow 250, The Nationals 2022, and 2022 AFGL Tour Rankings. The players that earn their spots into the pool will be invited to a World Cup Shootout event where they will play for the remaining individual spots on Team USA at the FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023. 

 

* All individual World Cup spots will be earned by the players themselves..

The members of the Team USA Committee will only be involved in selecting the players that will compete in the National Team Category at the FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023.

 

* Team USA Committee can select up to 3 Captain's Picks to be entered into the World Cup Shootout. The picks will not be given an automatic spot and can only qualify for Team USA via the World Cup Shootout event.

 

 

MEN 

Michigan 250 | Desert Willow 250 | The Nationals 2022

Top 3 Men win an automatic Team USA FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023 individual spot. Player must finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd overall and not already be a qualified player to earn the automatic spot. 

 

Top 12 Men, not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot. 

 

Top 6 Men from the U.S. Open 2022, not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot. 

Top 8 Men from the 2022 AFGL Tour Ranking, not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot.

 

SENIORS

Michigan 250 | Desert Willow 250 | The Nationals 2022

1st place Senior wins an automatic Team USA FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023 individual spot. Player must finish 1st overall in the Senior category and not already be a qualified player to earn the automatic spot. 

 

Top 5 Seniors, not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot.

 

Top 2 Seniors from the U.S. Open 2022, not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot. 

Top 3 Seniors from the 2022 AFGL Tour Ranking, not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot. 

 

WOMEN

Michigan 250 | Desert Willow 250 | The Nationals 2022

1st place Woman wins an automatic Team USA FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023 individual spot. Player must finish 1st overall and not already be a qualified player to earn the automatic spot. 

 

Top 2 Women, not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot

 

Top 2 Women from the U.S. Open 2022 not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot.

Top 3 Women from the 2022 AFGL Tour Ranking, not already qualified or in the pool, will earn a pool spot. 

 

WORLD CUP SHOOTOUT 

A World Cup Shootout will be held in January or February 2023. All players that have qualified for the player pool will be invited to compete for the final remaining individual Team USA 2023 FIFG World Cup spots. 

 

Complete details for this event will be confirmed at a later date.  

 

As an example, the World Cup Shootout could look something like this:

 

50 Men - Top 21 win one of the final remaining individual Team USA 2023 FIFG World Cup spots

20 Seniors - Top 7 win one of the final remaining individual Team USA 2023 FIFG World Cup spots

11 Women - Top 3 win one of the final remaining individual Team USA 2023 FIFG World Cup spots

 

*The number of remaining individual spots would depend on if any players earned automatic spots in the 3 prior events.

* Must be a minimum of 6 players registered within the category for the automatic spot to be awarded.

 

 

FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023 Current Individual Team USA Player Roster

 

MEN CATEGORY

1. Jordan Godfrey | 2019 FIFG World Tour Ranking

2. Nathan Shuey | 2019 FIFG World Tour Ranking

3. Sharif Khatib | 2019 FIFG World Tour Ranking

4. Angel Reyes | 2019 FIFG World Tour Ranking

5. Jorge Vazquez | 2020 AFGL Nevada 500

6. Alejandro Nuno | 2020 AFGL Nevada 500

7. Nick Wallace | 2020 AFGL The Nationals

8. Sean McNamara | 2020 AFGL The Nationals

9. Marco Reyes | 2021 AFGL U.S. Open

10. Kevin Zhang | 2021 AFGL U.S. Open

11. Bart Wojtyla | 2020-2021 AFGL Ranking

12. Joshua Alt | 2021 AFGL The Nationals

13. Eneias Caetano | 2021 AFGL The Nationals

14. Richard Matteoli | 2021 AFGL The Nationals

 

SENIORS CATEGORY

1. David Andler | 2019 FIFG World Tour Ranking

2. Darrin Karuzas | 2019 FIFG World Tour Ranking

3. Geno Adair | 2020 AFGL Nevada 500

4. Jeremy Johnson | AFGL 2020 The Nationals

5. Rob Sahm | 2021 AFGL U.S. Open

6. Mark Woodward | 2021 AFGL The Nationals

7. Abdul Elkhoja | 2021 AFGL The Nationals

 

WOMEN CATEGORY

1. Jo Reid | 2019 FIFG World Tour Ranking

2. Laura Parker | 2019 FIFG World Tour Ranking

3. Gigi Barragan | 2020 AFGL The Nationals

4. Kathy Coleman | 2020-2021 AFGL Ranking

5. Jordan Nichols | 2021 AFGL The Nationals

 

*FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023 players qualify for individual categories only, not as a team.

Once qualified, players agree to voluntarily accept all terms and conditions established by the AFGF and the FIFG. 

 

Players qualify for the FIFG FootGolf World Cup ORLANDO 2023 only within the following categories:

- Men 18+

- Seniors 46+

- Women 18+

Current 2023 FIFG World Cup Individual Team USA Player Pool

(All players listed will be invited to the World Cup Shootout)

 

MEN CATEGORY

  1. Kareem Morgan | 2022 US Open

  2. Oswaldo Gallegos | 2022 US Open

  3. Jon Aron | 2022 US Open

  4. Luis Guzman | 2022 US Open

  5. Talfik Rayyan | 2022 US Open

  6. Alex Hood | 2022 US Open

 

SENIORS CATEGORY

  1. Robert  Cohmanschi | 2022 US Open

  2. Daniel Romero | 2022 US Open

 

WOMEN CATEGORY

  1. Leilani Tedeski | 2022 US Open

  2. Emelyn Arevalo | 2022 US Open

* More spots for the Team USA Players Pool will be available.

Earned spots are invitations to join the national players pool and players participation is voluntary.

 

Players are expected to cover their own costs associated with participation in Team USA. If any cost gets covered by the American FootGolf Federation it will be based on funds raised for Team USA through sponsorship or donation.

 

Players who are unable to join Team USA for any reason, will be replaced by the Team USA Player Selection Committee.

 

Players' invitation could be withdrawn at any time by the AFGF Board for breach of the AFGL Tour Player Code of Conduct or any other reason. 

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Player Selection Committee

Team USA

The American FootGolf Federation formally announces the formation of the

Player Selection Committee (PSC).

 

The American FootGolf Federation (AFGF) would like to formally announce the formation of the Player Selection Committee (PSC). The creation of this committee is to help establish a competitive and fair process for selection of the U.S. National FootGolf Team (Team USA) spots for all events (ex, FIFG FootGolf World Cup, Jansen Cup, FIFG World Champions Cup).

 

Players who qualify to represent Team USA will receive priority for selection, but the PSC finalizes the selection by:

  1. Certifying minimum eligibility criteria are met such as Nationality as well as review of Evaluative Events (ex, Tournaments)

  2. Evaluation of Performance (ex, technical, psychological) and other subjective considerations (ex, teamwork, integrity, communication)

 

In addition, not all selected Team USA players are able to attend all international events and part of the role of the PSC is to also select players for vacant or extra spots based on criteria above.

 

The 2022-2023 Team USA Committee consists of Team USA Captain Nick Wallace, Team USA Vice Captain Sean McNamara and Team USA Manager Alex Rasmussen. Please contact them if you have any questions.

 

The AFGF believes that this is a step forward in the evolution of US FootGolf and in helping select the very best Team USA.

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QUESTIONS?

American FootGolf Federation at (760) 501-0100 Ext. 106  usa@footgolf.net

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