You may not have realized it (and, don't worry, we honestly didn't really know it was "a thing" until this week), but today is International Guinness World Record Day.
It's amazing the list of crazy records you can find if you have enough time to waste!
In honor of today, we decided to look up some of the craziest golf records we could find in the Guinness Book -- there are 328 of them total if you're interested in checking them out yourself.
Here are the 11 that stood out most.
11. Largest collection of golf clubs
From the Guinness Book: Robert Lantsoght of Malaga, Spain has a collection of 4,393 individual golf clubs that he has been collecting since 1992. Robert has a restaurant on the Costa del Sol, which is renowned for golf. Every golf club in his collection is on display in the restaurant. Robert began collecting when he received a golf bag with a complete set of golf clubs in 1992 and he continues to update the collection on a weekly basis.
That's a lot of golf clubs to be sure, but I have to believe there are some avid golfers out there who might want to challenge it.
10. Longest Golf Cart
From the Guinness Book: The longest golf cart measures 9.62 m (31 ft 6.74 in) from bumper to bumper and was created by Mike's Golf Carts (USA), the cart was measured in Perry, Georgia, USA on 30 May 2013.
9. Fastest Golf Cart
From the Guinness Book: The fastest golf cart is the 'Bandit' by Plum Quick Motors, which achieved a speed of 191.12 km/h (118.76 mph) when driven by Robby Steen (USA) at the Darlington Dragway in Hartsville, South Carolina, USA, on 31 October 2014. This is the second time a cart from Plum Quick motors has taken the title for the 'Fastest.'
Call me crazy, but 118.76 mph in a golf cart seems a little excessive. That said, it would certainly put a dent into the issue of slow play.
8. Longest serving golf club member
From the Guinness Book: The longest serving golf club member is 82 years 18 days and was achieved by Geoffrey Crosskill (UK b. 3 June 1922) at Eaton Golf Club, in Norwich, UK, as of 18 January 2016. Geoffrey joined the golf club after encouragement from his father. He paid one guinea for his original twelve month membership. In his time at the club he has achieved five holes in one. He continues to play twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, teeing off at 7 am.
- Current handicap: 16
- Best handicap: 9
- Best round: 77
7. Most holes-in-one in a single round of golf
From the Guinness Book: The most holes-in-one in a single round of golf is 3, achieved by Patrick Wills (USA) at the Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Virginia, USA on 22 June 2015. The record was broken at the 2015 Summer Solstice Tournament.
I might have to quit playing after a round like that? Can't get better, can it?
6. Farthest golf shot caught in a moving car
From the Guinness Book: The farthest golf shot caught in a moving car was achieved this week by former Formula One driver David Coulthard and Jake Shepherd (both UK), at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey, UK.
The golf ball left the tee at a speed of 286.46 kmh (178 mph), and landed in the car 275 metres further down the runway; however, the 250 m marker was the closest point at which it could be evident that the record had been achieved.
Professional golfer Jake Shepherd drove a 285km/h golf ball just as Coulthard drove away in a 425kW Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster to catch it.
Coulthard accelerated to speeds of to 190km/h before the the ball landed in the cockpit of the SLS.
Call me crazy, but wouldn't any golf shot caught in a moving vehicle be amazing? Forget about 300 yards!
5. Farthest distance between two rounds of golf played on the same day
From the Guinness Book: The greatest distance between two rounds of golf played on the same day is 15,982 km (9,931 miles) by John Knobel (Australia) who played two full 18-hole rounds, firstly, at The Coast Golf Club, Sydney, Australia, and then Forest Park Golf Club, Woodhaven, New York, USA, on 21 May 2006.
I hate it when your course has a shotgun tournament in the afternoon and you've got to play someplace else for that second round of 18. Knobel, clearly, hates that more than most of us.
4. Youngest hole-in-one golfer (female)
From the Guinness Book: The youngest female golfer to score a hole-in-one is Soona Lee-Tolley (USA), aged 5 years 103 days at the par 3 7th at Manhattan Woods Golf Club, West Nyack, New York, USA, on 1 July 2007. The hole is a 125 yards long. Soona's older brothers are succesful young golf players as well.
3. Tallest professional golfer ever
From the Guinness Book: The tallest professional golf player ever is Marcel Pickel (Germany, b. 10 June 1984), who was verified as measuring 2.06 metres (6 ft 9 in) on 22 September 2014 in Köln, Germany (to be checked). Pickel played on the PGA of Germany Tour from 2010 to 2013.
2. Oldest female golfer to score their age
From the Guinness Book: The oldest player to score her age is Kayoko Fukui (Japan, b. 5 October 1936), who scored 70 at Taiheiyo Golf Club, Karuizawa, Japan, on 16 August 2007. Her exact age was 70 years, 315 days.
Isn't that the beauty of the game? You're never to old to play... and, in this case, play well.
1. Most 18 hole golf courses played in one year
From the Guinness Book: The most different 18 hole golf courses played in one year is 449 courses by Cathie and Jonathan Weaver (both Canada), in various locations across Canada and the United States from 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009. Husband and wife Jonathan and Cathie are both accomplished golfers with handicaps of 8 and 15 respectively. They played courses in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland (all Canada) and Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon and Nevada (all United States). They averaged 8.6 golf courses per week.
No truth to the rumor that the Weavers also hold world records for "most sick days used in a year at work" or "most envied couple amongst golf couples on the planet."