World’s longest golf club - Meet the Record Breakers video

World’s longest golf club - Meet the Record Breakers video

Published 19 April 2016

The endlessly popular record for the Longest usable golf club just gets longer and longer each year.
 
Guinness World Records recently met up with record breaker Michael Furrh (USA) in his hometown of Texas, USA to find out more about his recent 6.87 m (22 ft 6.75 in) creation.
 
 
 
The golf club he made is longer than a giraffe is tall – well they do say everything is bigger in Texas!
 
Longest usable golf club header

 
With this super-stretched club Michael actually beat his own record.
 
Longest usable golf club swing
 
The record-breaker managed to hit a normal golf ball 79.5 m (87 yards) with his driver when demonstrating his creation at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington, Texas.
 
Did you know…? The Longest golf shot ever was completed by Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin (Russia), assisted by caddy Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria (USA). They teed off during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on 23 February 2006. NASA estimated the ball would orbit for three days and travel 2.02 million km (1.26 million miles) before burning up in the atmosphere. However, the Longest golf shot at an altitude below 1,000 m is 373.07 m (408 yd), by Karl Woodward (UK) at Golf del Sur, Tenerife, Spain in 1999.

Michael is a golf and teaching professional and he regularly uses his super-long clubs in golf shows to raise money for charity. 
 
Since filming with Michael earlier this year, multiple record-breaking Ashrita Furman has beaten his record. On 9 April he demonstrated his whopping 7.65 m (25.09 feet) golf club in Jamaica, New York, USA and became champion.
 
Longest usable golf club Ashrita Furman

 
Nevertheless, determined Michael told Guinness World Records: "You'll just have to stay tuned and find out what's up my sleeve for next year."
 
Watch this space to see if he tees up a new attempt.
  
NEWS UPDATE 07 September 2016: Michael Furrh stayed true to his promise - he has come back with an enormous 8.56 m (28 ft 1 in) long club and reclaimed his record title! Find out more.
 
Try this at home: Farthest golf ball blow – Ashirvad Zaiantchick (USA) managed to blow a golf ball 6.35 metres (20.85 ft) along a flat surface at the Jamaica YMCA in New York, USA, in 2010… In a single breath!