The American FootGolf League (AFGL) will hold the U.S. FootGolf National Championship presented by Garmin, on August 27th-31st, 2018.

The U.S. FootGolf National Championship is the final of a series of tournaments played across the U.S. from February thru August. The Championship will be held on the Watson Course at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee (Orlando Area), Florida, also home of the U.S. Pro-Am FootGolf Tours 2016-2017.

“Reunion has been a leader in the traditional golf space for many years as we’re the only location in the world to feature three signature championship courses designed by golf’s greatest legends: Nicklaus, Palmer, and Watson,” said Kevin Baker, General Manager of Reunion Resort. “We are honored, after three years of partnering with the AFGL, to host the U.S. FootGolf National Championship for the very first time, furthering our legacy of excellence in every vein of golf.”

FootGolf, played on a traditional golf course, involves the kicking of a soccer ball down the fairway of the course, with the intention, similar to golf, of reaching the hole in as few “strokes” (kicks) as possible. In FootGolf, the hole is increased in diameter to accommodate a regulation #5 soccer ball. FootGolf is suitable for players of all ages.

Top footgolfers from across the U.S. are traveling to Florida to play for the title of National Champion in their respective categories. The U.S. FootGolf National Championship 2018 will feature five different categories: Club, Juniors age 12-17, Men age 18-45, Seniors age over 45 and Women age 18 and over. Winners from the Men, Senior and Women categories will earn their spot on Team USA for the FootGolf World Cup to be played in Morocco in December.

There have been more than 60 qualifying tournaments across the country where players competed for the opportunity to play in the National Championship.

About the American FootGolf League

The AFGL is the founder and official governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States, as sanctioned by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). With over 500 FootGolf certified and accredited participating golf facilities, the AFGL is growing this new sport locally as well as promoting it nationally. The AFGL operates the U.S. Pro-Am FootGolf Tour, the U.S. Open of FootGolf, the U.S. FootGolf National Championship, the AFGL Tour and represents the United States in the FootGolf World Cup. The AFGL also provides course design and the only official FootGolf equipment. For more about the American FootGolf League, visit www.footgolf.us

For more details on the U.S. FootGolf National Championship 2018, please visit: https://www.footgolf.us/national-2018 or contact Laura Balestrini at (760) 501-0100 Extension 101 / Mobile (970) 310-7658 / lbalestrini@footgolf.net