From the new edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Longest ‘usable’ golf club: The longest golf club measures 14 ft 5 in in length and was created and used by Karsten Maas (Denmark). The club was used to drive a ball over a distance of 542 ft 10.16 in at the Golf in Wall, Wall, Germany.
(PHOTO CREDIT: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records)
The full story from Guinness follows:
Longest ‘useable’ golf club
Karsten Maas is a 49 year old Trick Golf Artist and Golf Professional who lives in Berlin, Germany, though is originally from Denmark. He is currently the owner and creator of the longest ‘useable’ golf club, which measures 4.37m (14 ft 5 in) in length. The club was used to drive a ball over a distance of 165.46m (542 ft 10,16 in) at the Golf in Wall, Wall, Germany.
He has always been avid golf fan and started playing when he was only 9. He started making his golf club with the aim of achieving a Guinness World Record in something to do with golf. Once he saw the previous record for the longest ‘useable’ gold club he was confident that he could do better. He says he had no problems when putting the club together and testing it, which he puts down to his years of experience with using long clubs in shows.
The most important thing for Karsten is that his children are proud of him. However, he says he is also ‘proud and happy’ to be featured in the 60th anniversary Guinness World Records book and is pleased to have had all his hard work and practice rewarded.
1 thought on “World’s Longest Golf Club”
Now that’s what you call an avid golfer! 14 ft golf club is enormous. I would love to have a swing with that club – looks a lot of fun! Well done Karsten!