Steve Jeffs broke the World Record for the Fastest Hole in Golf, Individual, and the reaction is brilliant!
Jeffs, a 31-year-old PE teacher from the UK and dedicated Speed Golfer, has broken the record for the Fastest hole of golf, individual, completing a 500-yard par-five hole in just 1 min 50.6 sec.
The record was broken in August and ratified by Guiness in December, but now the full video has been released on the Guiness World Records Youtube Channel - and the reaction of his family is priceless.
Although the rules permit use a golf cart to travel from shot to shot, Jeffs decided to take on Phil Naylor's 2005 record of 1minute 52 seconds on the 1st hole of the Devlin course at St Andrews Bay Golf Resort and Spa in Scotland, by running between every shot.
Jeffs attempted to do so on a 500-yard par 5 1st hole at Tiverton Golf Club, Devon – as the rules for this record state the hole must be at least 500 yards. Five shots later, Jeff's effort came down to the wire, but he tapped in for an astonishing time of 1 minute and 50.6 seconds.
"On 25th Aug 2017 at 6:20pm I managed to out run a previous record set for a 500 yard par 5 (1:52)," Jeffs wrote on the British Speed Golf Website.
"Following months of sprint training, I was ready to attempt the record officially. 12 volunteers were on hand to meet the rigorous criteria Guinness requires for record verification. Despite the nerves and the pressure, I set to work ensuring everything was in place; two timers in a buggy, two witnesses, ball spotters, flag tender & baby sitter!"
"After several initial runs, the perfect conditions of no wind and favourable light would soon dissipate. Final Attempt – The drive was a beautiful long straight drive, I held back on the first sprint and took an extra breath, stood over the second shot, connected and hit a shot to the perfect position, just left of the fairway; sat up in the rough around 40 yards out."
"Last chance to hit a decent pitch – I did! It landed in front of the green and rolled out to 5 feet past the pin. A simple uphill putt was left, centimetres from the hole, tap in. Done!"
"There was a moment of suspense, both the timers confirmed 1:50.6 ! (1 minute 50 seconds). Bewildered and relieved, I collapsed in a heap followed by a scrum of celebratory supporters!"
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Of course, it's not the only fastest hole record we've seen broken recently. In November, we saw the Fastest hole of golf by a team of four title broken by Ian Poulter, Matthew Southgate, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton, managing a time of 32.70 seconds.