In this video, Michael Furrh, a Texas club pro sets the Guinness World Record for the longest usable club. The beast measures 14 feet, 2.5 inches. The drive went 146 in the air.
The previous record was 13 feet five inches.
Not sure what the point is, though.
The Guinness Book of World Records has its origins in an argument Sir Hugh Beaver had over which was the fastest game bird in Europe. Beaver, chairman of Guinness brewery, soon found that common reference books were inadequate for the task of finding such information. In a flash of insight, Beaver realized that there likely were similar arguments taking place in pubs all over Ireland, and that a reference book was needed. As a publicity giveaway. Beaver commissioned Norris and Ross McWhirter, who ran a London fact-finding agency, to produce the Guinness Book of Records. The first edition was published in August 1954 and a thousand copies were given away. The concept proved immensely popular. The 1955 edition became a British bestseller, and the 1956 American edition sold 70,000 copies.
1 thought on “World’s Longest Usable Golf Club”
Yes I don’t see the point in a long driver.
It’s purely for show and really doesn’t offer or achieve anything in the game of golf.