SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Crossgolf reaches a new dimension!
For the first time in the history of crossgolf, there was a World Cup this year. Urban Golf is world-wide, but now cross-country golfers from all over the world have met to fight for the title of world champion in Paris.
With this event we go back to the first European Urban Golf Cup (EUGC), it was 2013 when Germany and France met for the first time for a European Cup in Paris.
For this big step Germany's golf gurus decided to introduce a new qualification path. The selection of the national team should not be played as before in a major qualifying tournament. For the first time, three qualification-relevant tournaments took place throughout Germany. As always, these tournaments were open to everyone and brought our German crossgolf elite together in the end.
A special highlight was the participation of our Indian friends, who participation in the World Cup was made possible by numerous donations. Here, once again, is what makes our sport so unique! Thanks to the commitment of numerous sponsors our crossgolf family grew even larger and we made new friends.
France, the host of the first World Cup, welcomed teams from 8 nations in addition to Germany and India on the grounds of La Cité Fertile in Paris.
Under the slogan "Grab them by the balls" it was with best Central European weather around noon that day. Nine unconventional tracks had been devised by the planners of the tournament and thus demanded all the skills of the participants.
Numerous fans and curious people gathered in the streets of Paris and the La Cité Fertile and celebrated street golf in the finest way. At the end of the day, the team spirit also counted for the world championship, because the game modes Scramble and Greensome, where tactical team play was required, were an integral part of the tournament alongside the classical individual modes.
The organizers along with their flight and hole marshals made the WUGC an unforgettable event, which could also be followed live (by fans who stayed at home) partly via Facebook. On our Facebook page you can see some of the livestreams we recorded for you on site.
In the evening, everyone eagerly awaited the outcome of this eventful tournament, which included a Fair Play trophy. The Marshalls had the honorable task of awarding the trophy to Luxembourg as the fairest team.
The title of the first World Champion in Urban Golf went to France who beat the German team by only one point. Third place was shared by Switzerland and Hungary.
We are very proud of our national team - you have delivered cool again! Congratulations to France and all the other teams who made this event so unique.