Pitch and Putt – World Cup

The Pitch and Putt World Cup is an international championship game put on by and between teams of the FIPPA (Federation of International Pitch and Putt Associations).

The first Pitch and Putt World Cup was held in 2004, the second in 2006, and the most recent in 2008.

2012 World Cup News

At the 2011 FIPPA Council meetings held on March 25, 2011 at Mas Pages, Catalonia; the FIPPA agreed to a PPUI proposal that the next Pitch and Putt World cup (2012) would be played in Clonee, Co. Meath, Irland at the Royal Meath Club. This is the same location as the 2009 Irish Open.

2004 Pitch and Putt World Cup

2004 was the first year of the Pitch and Putt World Cup. It was held at the Chia course in Italy on the island of Sardinia between eight international teams (see chart below) with Catalonia taking the championship, The Netherlands in second place, and France in third place.

2006 Pitch and Putt World Cup

The 2006 World Cup of Pitch and Putt Catalonia, winners of the 2008 World Cup of Pitch and Putt
Two years later in 2006, a second Pitch and Putt World Cup was played in Teià (Catalonia) with the following thirteen members of the FIPPA playing and finishing in the following order:

  1. Catalonia
  2. Andorra
  3. Ireland
  4. Netherlands
  5. Norway
  6. France
  7. Great Britain
  8. Chile
  9. Switzerland
  10. Italy
  11. San Marino
  12. Denmark
  13. Australia

For the second time Catalonia won the championship but this time Andorra took second and Ireland third.

2008 Pitch and Putt World Cup

World Cup Pitch and Putt 2008 Italy wins the 2008 World Cup of Pitch and Putt
In 2008 the FIPPA had seventeen member teams (the most of any year to date). This time, the Pitch and Putt World Cup was hosted in Papendal (Netherlands) with the following teams playing and finishing in the given order.

  1. Ireland
  2. The Netherlands
  3. Catalonia
  4. Great Britian
  5. Chile
  6. France
  7. Andorra
  8. Australia
  9. San Marino
  10. Switzerland
  11. Norway
  12. Italy
  13. Germany
  14. Belgium

The Future of the World Cup of Pitch and Putt

In 2009, four members including three of the founding members of the FIPPA resigned their membership and started the IPPA (International Pitch and Putt Association). As a result the board of directors was changed. At this time it was announced by the FIPPA that the Pitch and Putt World Cup would be played every four years rather than every two years.

Since that time the FIPPA has gained three new members including China – CPPA (China Pitch and Putt Association) in 2010 and this year (2011); South Korea – KPPA/KSGA (Korean Pitch and Putt Association), and Galicia – GPPA/ASGAPP (Galicia Pitch and Putt Association)

At the 2011 FIPPA Council meetings held on March 25, 2011 at Mas Pages, Catalonia; the FIPPA agreed to a PPUI proposal that the next Pitch and Putt World cup (2012) would be played in Clonee, Co. Meath, Irland at the Royal Meath Club. Canada (CPPA) being an FIPPA member since 2008, is currently planning for this event.

It would be terrific if a Canadian team – of three players – could come to Ireland next year.
– Martin Whitelaw – FIPPA secretary, May 2011

The following table shows FIPPA membership since 2008 and Pitch and Putt World Cup activity. The years with highlighted headers show the years that the Pitch and Putt World Cup was played.

Federation of International Pitch and Putt Associations Members

Member 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Andorra – Associació Andorrana de Pitch and Putt (AAPP)     2nd X X X X X
Catalonia – Associació Catalana de Pitch and putt (ACPP FCPP) 1st X 1st X 3rd X X X
Germany – Deutscher Pitch & Putt Verband (DPPV)         X X X X
Great Britain – British Pitch and Putt Association (BPPA) X X X X X X X X
Ireland – Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland (PPUI)     3rd X 1st X X X
Netherlands – Nederlandse Pitch&Putt Bond (NPPB) 2nd X X X 2nd X X X
Norway – Norges Pitch & Putt Forbund (NPPF) X X X X X X X X
Switzerland – Scweizerischen Pitch and Putt Verband (SPPA) X X X X X X X X
France (AFPP) 3rd X X X X December – resigned for IPPA    
Italy (FIP&P) X X X X X December – resigned for IPPA    
San Marino (FSPP) X X X X X December – resigned for IPPA    
Denmark (DPPU)     X X X December – resigned for IPPA    
Chile – Federación Chilena de Pitch and Putt (FCPP)     X X X X X X
Australia – Australian Pitch and Putt Association (APPA)     X X X X X X
Belgium – Belgium Pitch and Putt Association (BPPA)?         X X X X
Canada – Canadian Pitch and Putt Association (CPPA)         X X X X
China – China Pitch and Putt Association (CPPA)?             X X
United States Pitch and Putt Association (USPPA)         X X X X
Korea – Korean Pitch and Putt Association (KPPA/KSGA)               X
Galicia – Galicia Pitch and Putt Association (GPPA/ASGAPP)               X

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