Pairs representing four different countries took part in the ‘Water-Skimming World Cup’ at Buckinghamshire Golf Club after the Pro-Am on Wednesday at the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters.
Each player had two ‘penalty’ shots, attempting to skim the golf ball from a tee across the surface of a stream into a football goal in the middle of the river.
Representing England were Charley Hull and Dame Laura Davies. Germany was represented by Caroline Masson and Ann-Kathrin Lindner. The French duo was Gwladys Nocera and Valentine Derrey and Team USA was Cheyenne Woods and Katie Burnett.
As per the football World Cup, the competition was hosted by Brazil, represented by Victoria Lovelady. After a draw was made, Germany faced England in one semi-final. England did not score, but Ann-Kathrin Lindner scored one goal, taking Germany to the final.
In the other semi-final, neither the USA nor France scored so they needed to go to sudden death in extra time. Cheyenne Woods finally scored a goal taking the USA to the final.
Every player had three attempts to score a goal in the final. Ann-Kathrin Lindner impressed the gallery by scoring a hat-trick while Masson added a goal taking the total to four, against the USA’s one goal.
The question is: is this an omen and will Germany win the real World Cup in Brazil on Sunday, 13th July?
In the meantime, watch the best women golfers from 33 nations compete in the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters this week, where the winner will be decided this Sunday at Buckinghamshire Golf Club. Be inspired!