Players and fans have taken to social media to comment on the European Tour’s latest Guinness World Records ™ attempt, where four players competed for the title of ‘Fastest hole of golf by an individual’.
The European Tour and Official Partner Hilton challenged Belgium’s Thomas Detry, along with American Sean Crocker, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to break the existing record of one minute 33.37 seconds at Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, near Malaga, in the south of Spain.
The rules of the attempt dictated that the par five tenth 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.
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.
We’ve gone through the best reactions to this remarkable feat to bring you our favourites…
I'd be 15 minutes trying to hit the fairway off the tee 😂🙈— Bobby whyte (@RobertW73596227) July 31, 2019
Couldn't run 500 yards in 1.33 let alone try and hit a ball.— Michael Ivory (@mikeivory91) July 31, 2019