The 40 participants
Fastest Round of Golf
By klangdon on 7/24/08
Michigan's Boyne Mountain Resort and News/Talk 760 WJR broke the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Round of Golf on Sunday:

7 minutes, 56 seconds

Impossible you say? The catch: it took 40 different golfers cracking the ball as it came past. Thats still a crazy low number and I wish I was there to witness it...

Golfers were strategically placed on the course's tee boxes, along the fairways and on the greens. The timing began once the opening tee ball was struck with golfers in the fairway running to hit the ball as it came to rest. When golfers on the green sunk the putt, the player on the next hole immediately hit their tee shot. The record required over 6k total yards played, so they played three holes consecutively six times for 6,096 total yards.


[ comments ]
Ben Crane says:
What was their score?
7/24/08
 
birdieXris says:
what a cop out. I think the GWR should be for playing the whole course.
7/24/08
 
hogan72 says:
makes no sense to me - what kind of "round" is that? And: "When golfers on the green sunk the putt, the player on the next hole immediately hit their tee shot." So, the same ball didn't make it around the "course"? Sounds like the 18 Cans of Guinness, Guinness World Record.
7/24/08
 
Kickntrue says:
i agree. i want to know full course record by one person.
7/24/08
 
atxtraveler says:
We need to petition to get this pulled. Golf is not a team sport, it is an individual competition. I would like to see someone like a marathon runner play a round with a 7 iron and a putter... that would be a real round.
7/24/08
 
klangdon says:
atxtraveler, its interesting to think about what the actual guidelines should be. Would you really make them run? I am thinking it would be valid to ride in a pimped out golf cart. You just need to adhere to the rules of golf as outlined by USGA.
7/24/08
 
ToddRobb says:
What the %$#&??? It's amazing that they all thought it was a good idea. It's obvious that the folks over at Guinness are not golfers. Let's just hope there's a "real" record for one golfer doing the whole course.
7/24/08
 
ToddRobb says:
How is that even considered a round of golf?? Since when is three holes six times considered a round of golf?
7/24/08
 
theredmission says:
This is an annual event WJR puts on every year up here...just a silly way to advertise. It obviously stretches the lines compared to a real round of golf, but if they are within Guinness regulations, then whatever I guess.
7/24/08
 
DownN2 says:
I hope it was for charity and not glory. I agree one golfer one ball, 14 clubs no assist other than ball spotters. Why didn't they play one hole 18 times? Bush record...
7/24/08
 
ToddRobb says:
Yes, please tell us it was for charity.
7/24/08
 
Eddy Whitaker says:
they seriously needed that many people to do this...me and a few of my friends could do it with nine people or ten people...3 if we played the same hole over and over again..lol
7/25/08
 
falcon50driver says:
What a bunch of nonsense. By their loose guidelines, 18 guys could tee off at once, 18 more guys could be waiting to knock it to the green and a few guys there could herd them to the hole in under a minute.
7/25/08
 
jerdman says:
I call shenanigans on this record. Same 3 holes with 40 people, ha. It should definitely be the entire 18.
7/25/08
 
helfon says:
I agree that is a stretch to call that a round of golf. That's like saying the record for fastest marathon ever was broke when 40 people spread themselves out over 26 miles and ran as fast as they could once the previous person reached them.

It may have been the fastest whatever it is that they want to call what they were doing but it wasn't a round of golf.
7/25/08
 
TaylorFade says:
I'll bet I could do it in an hour.
7/25/08
 
falcon50driver says:
I'll bet you could. I've played 18 walking, in no great hurry, in under 2 hours... So many things come into play on timing a round, like, how far is it from the last green to the next tee box. Some courses I've played it's a quarter mile or more. I guess you could have a top fuel dragster hooked up to your cart for assistance.
7/25/08
 
falcon50driver says:
Taylor: Here's an idea. I'll get someone to start the stopwatch when my club hits the ball on the first hole and stop it when the ball clunks in the hole. I'll use a standard electric cart. Take all the time necessary to get to the next hole, then repeat the process for 18 holes timing from tee to cup only. I'll play my home course, Babe Zaharias, 6333 yards and total the minutes and seconds. Standard golf rules, play the ball down and complete all putts.....for a beer?
7/25/08
 
TaylorFade says:
You are on. I'll probably be playing Monday.
7/26/08
 
falcon50driver says:
I'll try to be the first cart on the course Monday morning, so as to not be held up by players ahead.
7/26/08
 
PapaJoe says:
I played an entire round of golf, all 18 holes, on a regulation par 72 layout, and scored 88 in exactly 3 minutes and 46 seconds! NOT using a golf cart, but my bag did contain 14 clubs.

How? On a computer!!! Does that count as some sort of record???
7/26/08
 
Kickntrue says:
Is this going down? I'd love to know how you guys do with time.
7/27/08
 
PapaJoe says:
KickNTrue:

How we do with time? Or "WHAT" we do with time? Time on our hands, or time on the clock?
7/28/08
 
Ruari McCallion says:
"August 5 1981 - Steve Scott, the American record-holder in the 1,500 meters, sets a record for the fastest round of golf played on a regulation course, completing 18 holes in 29 minutes, 33.05 seconds at Miller Golf Course in Anaheim, Calif. He posts a 92."

I can't find anything faster than that for a single person.

But this event looks a lot of fun - I'm thinking of having one next year on Captain's Day, for charity.

Ruari McCallion
8/5/08
 
Randy Halat says:
This is a stupid stat!!
5/16/09
 
Ruari McCallion says:
We did it!
5 holes (all played three times; three played a fourth time) 15 players, too many yards, logistics left something to be desired. It looked a bit Keystone Cops at times but we had a lot of fun and raised over $1000 for charity. Everyone who played enjoyed it and there were gales of laughter from the spectators, too.

The time? 23 minutes 13.71 seconds, which we believe is a BRitish record (because we think there isn't one yet!)

Next year, when we have a better idea of what's going on...
7/6/09
 
Nicholas Brown says:
The Woll Golf Course in Ashkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland, completed an 18 hole round of golf on the 22nd of August 2009 with 45 players, playing to the rules as stipulated by the Guinness Book of Records on The Woll Golf Course 6051 Yds. We completed the round in 15 minutes 56 seconds with 95 shots and we beleive (awaiting confrimation) we now hold the British record. It was a proper course, it was for charity (-ú400 raised so far) and it was great fun!
8/24/09
 
Ruari McCallion says:
RIGHT, Woll Golf Course. This is a challenge we at Rushmore Golf Club accept.

(when exactly remains to be seen but we accept it, anyway!)
10/14/09
 
dbmedia says:
I was actually the organizer and a team member of a group which broke this record in 1984, on a 7,000 yard regulation golf course, known today as Sundale CC, in Bakersfield, CA.

Our time of 10 minutes, 30 seconds was the world record for five years! Here is the proof:

www.bakersfield.com/news/columnist/kehe/x2510854
3/8/10
 
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