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The longest putt ever holed

Fergus Muir (photo courtesy of St Andrews Links Trust)The longest known putt is attributed to Fergus Muir, who holed a monster of 375 feet on the 125 yard par 3 5th at St Andrew's Eden Course on November 6, 2001. 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)

November 2010

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