Weird Golf NewsNovember 17, 2015

Some guy keeps breaking the Guinness World Record for longest usable golf club

There are some odd Guinness World Records out there – like the largest collection of garden gnomes (more than 2,000) or most toilet seats broken by one's head in one minute (46). But one world record that has piqued our interest is the longest usable golf club.

The longest club most of us have is a 45” or 46” driver.

That is not the case for Michael Furrh.

On Nov. 4, 2014 Furrh hit a driver that was 20 feet, 6 inches long. The ball went 63 yards.

Unofficially, almost a year later (Nov. 2, 2015), he went at it again. This time with a club that’s 22 feet, 6¾ inches long. With an odd swing that looks like casting a fly-fishing rod, and a proudly American outfit, Furrh hit the drive 87 yards.

Here’s a video of the shot -- if you want to get to the part where he actually hits the ball, just go to the 2:00 mark.

We’re pretty sure that he could get a couple more inches of distance by upgrading to a better grip -- but he also seems to have this record so locked down that it doesn’t even matter.

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