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13/12/2017

Fernando Morgado Trophy

Letter from FChPP President, Patricio Rubel

Europe's best Pitch and Putt players will face the cream of South America in an exciting new event, scheduled for March 2018. A 12 player European selection will travel to Chile to take on South America for the Fernando Morgado Trophy in Puerto Velero. Chilean Federation President has just issued a letter aimed at intending participants. Read it in English here or in Spanish here.

With the objective of organizing a successful FERNANDO MORGADO TROPHY which will be celebrated on March 16th, 17th  and 18th 2018, at Puerto Velero Pitch and Putt course in Coquimbo, Quarta Región, Chile, the FIPPA Secretary is seeking to ascertain the approximate number of participants attending the tournament. Every EPPA Association may send a player. Catalonia, Norway and Slovenia have already confirmed that they will be represented. If any vacancies arise, other associations may fill these places.  

Full details of the 16/18 March event, which is likely to be modelled on golf's Ryder Cup, will be announced in the coming weeks. The trophy honours the late Dr. Fernando Morgado, the Chilean who founded Pitch and Putt in South America. The IV Chile Open will also take place during the weekend.

South American Pitch and Putt is on the crest of a wave. Argentina, Chile and Ecuador contested the recent inaugural South American Team Championship, while contacts are developing in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. 

Lonely Planet has chosen Chile as the must-see destination of 2018. Read the full article here. Fernando Morgado Trophy additional tours - read more here

Dr Fernando Morgado Trophy International Tournament, & Chilean Open 2018 - Outline programme

Six European pairs and six South American pairs

Friday March 16

Morning

Six fourball matches, Europe vs South America

Best ball, 18 holes

Afternoon

Six foursomes matches, Europe vs South America

18 holes foursomes (alternate shot)

Saturday March 17

Morning

12 European players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)  

12 South American players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)

Chilean players, valid for Open

18 holes, Strokeplay ​

Sunday March 18

Morning

12 European players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)  

12 South American players (valid for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open)

Chilean players, valid for Open

18 holes, Strokeplay 

Noon

Closing ceremony and cocktail, awards for Fernando Morgado Trophy and Open Cups 2018.

All participating players compete for the Open. Players participating in the Fernando Morgado Trophy  must complete the 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday even when they have lost their match.

Further details to be published soon

Attachments:

29/11/2017

Fernando Morgado Trophy Tours

Possible extra excursions in Chile post event