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  • Writer's picture4th FIFG FootGolf World Cup

We’d like a few minutes of your time.

Updated: Apr 14

Not everything has gone smoothly and you deserve to know why.

 

Hello, everyone:

We’d like a moment of your time to explain what’s become a frustrating perfect storm of a technology failure and Mother Nature’s whims. First, The Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) had planned and tested the live scoring function available for the 4th FIFG FootGolf World Cup app (FGWC) and shown on the live CTV Sports broadcast. So far CTV Sports viewership as of yesterday was as many as 1.675 million.

Unfortunately, our technology provider vastly underestimated the number of people around the world who attempted to access the scoring and destroyed the server. Our technology provider has struggled to rebuild the program onto a new, dedicated server that we hope will be running and stable by the end of today, June 2. We are very sorry that the technology failed to perform as planned and contracted - it has made life difficult for all of us. We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience, and we all look forward to live scoring happening on a screen or mobile device near you today. Then, Mother Nature forced the golf management at the resort to make difficult decisions on June 1 due to the possibility of lightning striking the area. As a rule, golf courses have strict protocols regarding inclement weather and use lightning detection technology to keep people safe. That technology identified lightning within eight miles of the courses filled with FootGolf competitors and set into motion an evacuation plan that, frankly, did not go smoothly and for which we apologize. We have learned from that and constructed a new plan we’ll implement going forward, starting today, June 2. Players and guests will be better informed and moved to safety and then back to playing, when all is clear, more efficiently. We can’t control the weather, but please trust that the FIFG and its golf course partners’ first priority is the safety of everyone on the grounds of FootGolf World Cup activities.


Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.


Sincerely,


Harvey Silverman

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