Chris Evans aims to break golf record
Chris Evans will attempt to break the world record for the fastest 18 holes of golf this weekend.
The BBC Radio Two disc jockey has appealed on Twitter for 20 low handicap golfers to join him at the Golf Live exhibition at London Golf Club, with players playing the 10th, 17th and 18th holes on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage Course six times each. This would be the equivalent of playing a 6,252-yard par-66 course.
They would have to beat the existing record of just seven minutes and 56 seconds to enter the Guinness World Records.
The attempt will be tried on both the Saturday and the Sunday, with Colin Montgomerie, Gary Player, Melissa Reid, Oli Fisher, Thomas Levet and Pablo Larrazabal joining the golfers Evans has recruited via the micro-blogging website.
“The 25-strong team will be positioned strategically around the three holes with the nearest players striking the ball as soon as it comes to rest and each hole teeing off as soon as a putt is sunk on the previous green,” explained a spokesman.
The existing record was set in 2008 under similar conditions, but with 40 golfers, on the Monument Course at Boyne Mountain, Michigan, USA.
Montgomerie said: “I’ve done a lot of things in golf but this would be a new one on me. Setting a world record would be a fantastic achievement and I think we can definitely shave at least a few seconds off the current time.”