Golf 21.11.2017 10:56 am

Will Louis Oosthuizen be on par with four Liverpool legends?

Louis Oosthuizen better hope he doesn't have to kick a ball out of a bunker!  (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Louis Oosthuizen better hope he doesn't have to kick a ball out of a bunker! (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

One of South Africa’s golfing heroes will swop his clubs for a soccer ball next week in Mauritius … but he’ll still be on the golf course!

When players from different sporting codes get together to participate in a specific sport, there’s always the issue of compromise.

Cricket players can’t play rugby, so they play touch rugby.

Rugby players can’t play 140km/h fast bowling, so they play cricket with shortened run-ups.

However, next week’s Mauritius Open has found the perfect balance.

A field of golfing pros – which includes South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and George Coetzee – will be playing a round of FootGolf with four Liverpool legends – Gary McAllister, Patrick Berger, Ian Rush and Vladimir Smicer.

The concept is really as simple as it sounds: get the ball into the hole in the least amount of shots (kicks).

And before everyone wonders how you sink a soccer ball, the hole is far bigger than a normal one at 53cm wide.

The Heritage Golf Club is the first FootGolf circuit on the Island.

It should be an interesting battle.

This is how you play FootGolf. Photo: Supplied.

This is how you play FootGolf. Photo: Supplied.

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