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WATCH: European Tour golfer breaks fastest hole world record

2019-08-01 09:46

Cape Town - Four European Tour golfers attempt to break an official Guinness World Records attempt for the Fastest Hole Of Golf By An Individual.

The European Tour decided to challenge American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland's Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the 'Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual'.

At Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, near Malaga, in the south of Spain, the rules of the attempt dictated that the par five 10th hole had to play a minimum of 500 yards with each player required to finish the hole carrying the same number of clubs they started with.

The time to beat: a very tough 1 minute 33.37 seconds.

This is the third time the European Tour has challenged some of its stars to break a Guinness World Records title, after a four-man team from England bettered a record set by a French quartet a year earlier for the relay-based 'Fastest hole of golf by a team of four' title.

After some highly respectable - and often dramatic - attempts, it was 26-year-old Detry who succeeded in breaking the standing record, going from tee to green in just one minute 29.62 seconds.

Following some exuberant celebrations, new record holder Detry said: "It was so tough but it was a lot of fun! As a boy I used to get the Guinness World Records book for Christmas and I guess my name will be going in it now which is very cool!"

 

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