Marcus Armitage has sensationally set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the 'Farthest golf shot caught in a moving car', beating the previous distance by 30 yards.
The European Tour and Official Partner Callaway challenged Armitage and BMW Touring Car Driver Paul O'Neill to break the existing world record of 250m / 273 yards, set in 2012 by F1 driver David Coulthard and golf professional Jake Shepherd, at Elvington Airfield, near York, England.
Filmed on Thursday April 8, 2021, Armitage used a Callaway Epic Driver to hit the ball 277m / 303 yards down the runway into the front passenger seat of a moving BMW M8 convertible, whcih was travelling at 71 mph / 114 km/h at the moment of catching the ball.
After some dramatic attempts, including several near misses, a smashed windscreen and even once successfully catching the ball but not managing to better the existing record, there were exuberant celebrations when the pair finally managed to combine perfectly for the spectacular achievement.
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This is the fourth time the European Tour has chellenged some of its stars to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title, after a four-man team from England bettered a record set by a French quartet a year earlier for the relay-based 'Fastest hole of golf by a team of four' title, and Thomas Detry set the title for 'Fastest hole of golf by an individual'.
Image courtesy of The European Tour.