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2001 Fergus Muir (photo courtesy of St Andrews Links Trust)Fergus Muir holes the world's longest putt of 375 feet on the 125 yard par 3 5th at St Andrew's Eden Course. Although 66 year old Mr Muir's shot can only be classed a putt in so far as it was hit with a putter (an 80 year old hickory-shafted club, manufactured by Condie of St Andrews), it is now recognised by The Guinness Book of Records, having been duly measured and authenticated.
After watching his playing partners, Peter Gillespie and George Fullerton, go through the green with their tee-shots in the howling wind blowing from behind, Muir decided to use his putter. "We saw the ball go towards the two-tier green over the undulating mounds in the fairway and then lost sight of it," Muir told The Times. With no sign of the ball on the green, they finally found it - in the hole. It was his first hole in one. (Photo courtesy of St Andrews Links Trust)

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