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Watch man smash world record for fastest golf hole played

January 04, 2018

To all maligned public golfers, those poor bastards who suffer six-hour rounds in the pursuit of a measly 18-hole trek: meet your hero.

That would be Steve Jeffs, a 31-year-old gym teacher from the United Kingdom. In an effort to preach the virtues of physical fitness, Jeffs set out to break the world record for the fastest hole of golf played, a mark held by Phil Naylor, who zoomed around a hole in 2005 in one minutes and 52 seconds. Jeffs teed his attempt up at England's Tiverton Golf Club's 500-yard first hole, and what ensued is a thing of beauty:

And you thought Kevin Na's sprint around East Lake was impressive.

So the next time you're stuck on a tee box waiting for Mr. and Mrs. Haverkamp to emerge from the woods, know that hope resides in the distance. It's just a matter of running to catch it.