Sergio Garcia hosts as Spain, France and Denmark try to break the Guinness World Records title for the Fastest hole of golf by a team of four.
Did you know there is actually a Guinness World Record for the fastest hole of golf ever played? That record does exist – and it intrigued a handful of European Tour players enough that they tried to break it.
First, a few details: The existing record was 68 seconds. The hole must be 500 yards or longer. And to attempt to break the record, you assemble a team of golfers who spread out down the hole and essentially try to run a relay race – the first player drives the ball out near where the second player is standing; he then tries to hit it up by the green, where the third player is stationed, and so on, until the ball is in the cup.
Now, the fun part: European Tour stars Sergio Garcia, Raphael Jacquelin and Thorbjorn Olesen each captained a team of their fellow tour players, and they competed against each other on the 500-yard, par-5 fourth hole at Valderrama Golf Club, the site of this week’s Spanish Open. The competition involved some running, some cart-rising, some awfully fast golf swings, a lot of laughter, a huge celebration – and a brand-new world record!
Filmed on the par five fourth hole ahead of the Real Club Valderrama Open de España.
Featuring Sergio Garcia and 11 other European Tour stars.
Behind The Scenes video: https://youtu.be/Sne3LCCGsus