New (unofficial) Guinness World Record for longest 'usable' golf club
By mustang6560 on 12/7/12
According to the Guinness World Records, the longest 'usable' golf club ever used measured 13 feet 5 inches (or 4.09 meters for our European oobers). Said club was used by Karsten Maas in Copenhagen, Denmark nearly four years ago to hit a golf ball 403 feet 6 inches (or again 123m). But, as they say, records are meant to be broken.

Michael Furrh, part-time assistant golf professional at Rolling Hills Country Club, part-time caddie trainer at Caddie Club Golf, and part-time trick shot artist, set out to break Karsten's record for the longest 'usable' golf club. Michael invited auditors from Guinness World Record to witness his attempt to use a 14 foot 2.5 inch driver (I wonder what The Wedge Guy thinks of a 14+ foot driver shaft?), which would set a new world record. It's still unofficial, but according to Caddie Club Golf's Facebook page, Michael successfully set a new world record.





h/t Deadspin

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[ comments ]
Kurt the Knife says:
I could prolly use that thing to ease my tempo
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birdieXris says:
you know 400 feet is only 133 yds right?
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mustang6560 says:
@birdieXris- WOW. I failed to make the appropriate conversion (LOL, duh!). I removed the last paragraph :)
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Scott Shields says:
I would like that for a 'one club length' situation.
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joe jones says:
A little "lag" in his swing. He started his swing last Tuesday and is still waiting for the head to come through.
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falcon50driver says:
prolly?
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Kurt the Knife says:
@ falcon

Prollem?
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windowsurfer says:
no prollemo
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oobscott2 says:
hahaha that was awesome. i need a new career where i have time for this kind of shit
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windowsurfer says:
we're not hiring
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hughesj says:
that's wacked
12/7/12
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
Nathan, thanks for providing that video. It gives us the long and the short of it.
12/7/12
 
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