Manchester United stars play footgolf

Martyn Clapham
By Martyn Clapham June 3, 2015 16:34

Four Manchester United footballers have taken part in a footgolf challenge.

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The growing sport, which involves kicking footballs into large golf holes in the fewest number of kicks possible, is usually played on golf courses. Scores of UK golf clubs have adapted their venues to allow the sport in the last couple of years, which has proven to be particularly popular with younger men on stag dos.

The involvement of the four Manchester United players, Spaniards Juan Mata and Ander Herrera, Englishman Chris Smalling and Northern Irishman Jonny Evans, is probably the most high profile promotion the sport has received in the UK so far.

The quartet, playing at a golf club in northern England which brought in large hole cups for the event, created a Team Spain versus Team UK challenge, which the Spaniards won.

Mata chipped over a bunker and manoeuvred his effort off a golf cart, rebounding into the hole to claim victory in style.

“Herrera and I showed great Spanish teamwork to get our hands on the trophy. Manchester United has a very competitive culture and winning is always important especially against your teammates,” he said.

“We kick hundreds of footballs every day in training, but it took a lot of skill and quality to get the ball in the hole, particularly after Ander slipped on the first hole!”



Martyn Clapham
By Martyn Clapham June 3, 2015 16:34
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  1. Bob Braban June 5, 23:26

    This forces the question. In foot golf, will the ability to cheat without being detected be as highly prized as it is in Soccer? If the answer is yes, golfers who participate in both with have to change their ethical stance each time they switch from one game to the other. I hope they remember which is which!

    Bob Braban

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