World-class FootGolf comes to Sacramento

The American FootGolf League’s U.S. FootGolf Pro-Am Tour rolls into Sacramento’s Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, Aug. 14-16, with the Cup of the Nations.  

“The Tour moves on, and we’re very excited to be in Sacramento, a city with vibrant golf, soccer, and sports communities,” said Roberto Balestrini, founder of both the American FootGolf League and the U.S. FootGolf Pro-Am Tour. “Both the national and international contingents are very talented, including the return of FootGolf’s Tiger Woods – Christian Otero of Argentina. Otero won the first two Tour events held in Florida in May, and will arrive with other top Argentinian players looking to sweep the U.S. Pro-Am events. We’ll see FootGolf contested like never before – this will be a great lead-in to the 2016 FootGolf World Cup in Argentina.”

Following a stop in Tacoma for the Tacoma FootGolf Open, The U.S. FootGolf Pro-Am Tour arrives at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA – one of the first AFGL certified courses in the country. The Cup of the Nations has a $17,500 purse, and will feature professional footgolfers from the U.S. and over a dozen other countries. Many players are vying for spots on their respective 2016 FootGolf World Cup teams. The top three U.S. players from this event will qualify to for the 2016 U.S. World Cup FootGolf team. Haggin Oaks is one of four city-owned golf facilities run by Morton Golf.

“Haggin Oaks has a rich history of hosting major golf events,” says Mike Woods, Haggin Oaks General Manager and Vice President of Morton Golf. “Hosting the 2015 Cup of the Nations is a thrill for us, and we look forward to presenting a world-class event to our city. Morton Golf is known for introducing creative and sometimes out-of-the-box ideas to the golf facilities we manage, and FootGolf has far exceeded our expectations since the first ball was kicked in 2013. It fits perfectly with our vision statement, ‘To continuously lead by example through trend-setting innovations.’ If you love soccer and haven’t tried FootGolf yet, come on out and see what you’re missing.”

About the American FootGolf League: The AFGL is the official governing body of FootGolf in the United States, as sanctioned by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). With over 400 participating golf facilities, the AFGL is growing this new sport locally as well as promoting it nationally. The AFGL operates the American FootGolf Pro-Am Tour, and will participate in the FootGolf World Cup in 2016. For more about the American FootGolf League, please go here: For more about the 2015 Cup of the Nations, please go here:!footgolf-cup-of-the-nations-2015/ccfq.

About Morton Golf: Morton Golf manages 90 holes of golf for the City of Sacramento at four different locations producing over 20 million dollars in revenues. Haggin Oaks and the other Sacramento facilities managed by Morton Golf, have successfully grown revenues with creative, out of the box trend setting concepts to create new golfers and additional revenues, as well as the continued building of long term loyalty programs to keep the core golfers coming back. For more about Morton Golf, please go here:

About Haggin Oaks Golf Complex: Ideally located near the center of Sacramento, the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex boasts two championship golf courses, a world-class teaching facility with over 15 golf professionals, more than 10 different junior, senior, group and private programs and a 100 stall, lighted driving range, open 24-hours-a-day during summer hours. Its Arcade Creek course hosts one of the country’s first and finest 18-hole AFGL-certified FootGolf courses. For more about Haggin Oaks, please go here:

Media contact:
Harvey Silverman, AFGL Director of Media Relations and editor of This is FootGolf Magazine., 760.501.0100 Ext. 129.

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