New record for longest usable golf club

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A Dallas man has set the new Guinness World Record for longest usable golf club with a 20-foot, 6-inch driver.
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 | 9:14 a.m.

You know how they say, "Everything is bigger in Texas?"

Well, now that applies to drivers.

Michael Furrh, a Dallas native, set a new Guinness World Record for longest shot accomplished with the longest usable golf club at Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday.

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Here's video of the feat with the driver that measures 20 feet, 6 inches:

 

The ball traveled 63 yards in the air, so... I'll stick with my standard-sized driver.

By the way, we had a story back in September on previous record holder Karsten Maas. His driver was "only" 14 feet, 5 inches and went just over 180 yards.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.