The Longest 'Usable' Golf Club In The World Is Just Ridiculous
The Guinness World Records is home to a whole range of weird and wacky achievements that some could only dream of accomplishing.
Others are just as charming, as you may remember when Otto the skateboarding bulldog went viral in 2015 for travelling the longest human tunnel of 30 people.
Yet the record for the longest 'usable' golf club is just as ridiculous, albeit silly, as you would expect.
Michael Furrh from Arlington, Texas has regained the title for longest 'usable' golf club with his latest contraption, of sorts, measuring in at 8.56m or 28 ft 1 in long.
To demonstrate that the golf club was, in fact, usable Michael connected with the ball for 59 yards down the 18th fairway at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth, setting the record for the fifth time.
Michael Furrh just broke the world record for longest usable #Golf driver with this 28-foot monster! pic.twitter.com/aPn7jL2BnO
- TAB (@tabcomau) September 14, 2016
He regained this 'prestigious' title from New Yorker and serial record setter Ashrita Furman, who currently holds the most world records by any one person with 131, who broke Michael's previous record in April 2016 with a 25 ft club.
The professional golf teacher donned an entirely pink outfit as he set the record, including a pink finish to the club itself, to raise awareness of cancer.
"My grandmother passed away of breast cancer back in 1997," Michael said.
Michael Furrh New Official #WORLDRecord #worldrecords #officialworldrecord pic.twitter.com/jVYUxCUvAM
- Official World Record (@OWorldRecord) May 2, 2016
"I always wanted to do something in her honour and memory and bring awareness for breast cancer."
YouTuber Josh Horton posted footage of the clip of the giant club on his account and it really is an incredible thing to witness.
Anybody else really want to swing this thing? Yeah, me too.
Words by George Buksmann.
Featured Image Credit: Josh Horton/Instagram