French record holders woke up in disappointment this morning as they saw their world leading mark for the ‘fastest hole of golf by a team of four’ fall by over two seconds to a foursome from across the Channel.
Grégory Havret, Alexander Levy, Romain Wattel, and Raphaël Jacquelin set the previous Guinness World record last year with a time of 34.87 seconds and the European Tour gave them, along with two challengers, a chance to beat that mark at the Turkish Airlines Open.
The record attempt took place on the par-five 15th hole at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort this week and Team France were joined in competition by outfits from South Africa and England in separate bids to break their mark.
France teed off proceedings, but were unable to better their record and needed five shots to sink the ball. South Africa were next to swing and succeeded in breaking the time, landing their putt with 32.96 seconds on the stopwatch.
However, it was all in vain when Team England, comprising of Ian Poulter, Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Matthew Southgate, romped in with a time of to 32.70 seconds earn their place in the famous book. They are left with a tense wait at the end, but the celebration is well worth a watch below:
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