Whether your bag is driving up a fairway, driving through the scrum or driving around a race circuit, all pro athletes thrive on stiff competition. Even when taken far out of their elements, the desire to best any and all challengers is strong in these natural competitors, something that’s more than apparent in BMW’s Sporting Challenge. Teased in the above-featured video, this challenge brought together England Rugby International player Ben Foden, pro golfer Tommy Fleetwood, and race driver/TV presenter Tiff Needell for a series of tests examining just how well each could cross over between the three sports.

The video was shot in advance of the BMW PGA Championship, which offers a celebrity Pro-Am and four rounds of competition. First on the docket was a bit of power sliding in a new BMW 1 Series, followed by a rugby ball kick over a goal post. Next, the boys tried chipping the ball into the back of an X5, finally ending with a golf shot against the goal crossbar. All in all, it looks like a lot of fun.

“Tommy and Ben did well in the Power Slide challenge,” Needell commented. “I’d say they scored pars, rather than birdies, but it was a great day. This will be my fourth BMW PGA Pro-Am. It really is a great day out; we get to play alongside our golfing heroes and there’s great interaction with the fans as well. It always amazes me how relaxed the Pros are ahead of such a big tournament.”

You can catch the whole video on BMW’s YouTube channel here.

2016 BMW 1 Series

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The 1 Series was first released in 2006, and is currently in its second generation. It’s the smallest Bimmer available, and comes in either three- or five-door body styles. On the outside, the 1 Series has been refreshed with a slightly tweaked front fascia, and now comes standard with LED “Angel Eyes” headlights. Inside you’ll find automatic climate control, a rain sensor and a 6.5-inch color display. A variety of engine options are available, starting with 1.5-liter three-cylinder producing 109 horsepower, up to a 3.0-liter six-cylinder producing 326 horsepower. Customers may also choose from a selection of diesel powerplants. Its RWD platform is ideal for teaching rugby players and golfers how to kick the tail out while circling a traffic cone.

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