Recently some high profile players have been speaking out about slow play. World number one, Brooks Koepka, tapped an imaginary watch on his wrist whilst looking at a walking official, when JB Holmes’ snail’s pace frustrated him during the final round at Royal Portrush. Many players have gone on the record saying that the PGA needs to penalise slow play with shots – doing nothing is not an option! Then on Friday social media erupted when a video was posted of Bryson DeChambeau taking more than three minutes to hit a 70 yard pitch shot and more than two minutes to take an eight foot putt!
Rather than debate how to combat slow play I thought I’d lighten the mood by sharing a video I spotted last month. You may remember seeing a French team set a Guinness World Records™ title for the Fastest hole of golf by a team of four back in Valderamma in 2016, or when an English quartet led by Ian Poulter broke the same record in Turkey a year later? This time the European Tour challenged American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.
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.
The time to beat: A very tough one minute 33.37 seconds.
A test of fitness, stamina, golfing ability and mental strength. Could anyone do it? Find out below…