FootGolf: The new kid on the block

Published 7:11 AM ET, Mon April 28, 2014
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FootGolf combines elements of football and golf, with players kicking a football around a golf course complete with bigger holes. Mike O'Connor, UK FootGolf
The first FootGolf competition was held in the Netherlands in 2008 and the sport has gone from strength to strength ever since. Mike O'Connor, UK FootGolf
Three countries formed the Federation for International FootGolf in June 2012 for the first ever World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, which was won by Bela Lengyel (center). Today the world governing body boasts 22 different member nations. Mike O'Connor, UK FootGolf
FootGolf has proved to be hugely popular with footballers. Former Argentina international Juan Sebastian Veron is an ambassador for the Asociacion Argentina de FootGolf. Mike O'Connor, UK FootGolf
Former France international Sylvain Wiltord is an ambassador for the Association Francaise de FootGolf. Mike O'Connor, UK FootGolf
Seventy percent of people who have taken up the sport have been footballers, including former Netherlands international and current Ajax coach Frank de Boer (center). Mike O'Connor, UK FootGolf
Former English Premier League player Bryan Hughes is also a huge fan of the sport and will take on the role of academy director when the UK FootGolf Academy Scheme opens next month. Shaun Botterill/ALLSPORT