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.