London Golf Club welcomed World Long Drive champion Martin Borgmeier down to the esteemed Kent venue as the big-hitting German took on a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt in front of the DP World Tour cameras.
Borgmeier, who hit a 426-yard drive in the final of the 2022 PLDA World Championship in Nevada to beat major winner Bryson DeChambeau, visited the 36-hole facility to take on the challenge of hitting the most drives in excess of 300 yards within an hour-long period.
Organised by the DP World Tour’s content team, London Golf Club was selected in its role as a European Tour Destination venue and its driving-range facility, which measures well over the 300 yards required for the record attempt.
Ahead of filming, the driving range was transformed overnight by the London Golf Club greenkeeping team and the DP World Tour team as branding boards were set up, ball-clearing took place and a 300-yard line mark was added to the facility.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official adjudicators were also present as Borgmeier attempted to hit more than 459 drives past the 300-yard mark within the allotted time.
Video of the challenge is now live on the DP World Tour’s YouTube channel and can be watched via this link: https://youtu.be/uqVS_DFcCLo
Stephen Follett, London Golf Club’s chief executive, said: “We were delighted to welcome the World Long Drive Champion Martin Borgmeier, the DP World Tour content team and adjudicators from the Guinness World Records to the London Golf Club for the record attempt.
“Holding events like this is a great opportunity for us to showcase the incredible golf offering and facilities here at the London Golf Club. We’d like to thank the DP World Tour for choosing us for this shoot. The video is great, so if you haven’t already done so then make sure you head over to their YouTube channel to give it a watch.”
Polly Benson, producer for the DP World Tour, said: “We came here to speak to London Golf Club to see if they were happy to have us. Obviously, they are a European Tour Destination and as a club they have been so welcoming to us. The driving range itself is spectacular and quite unusual in terms of its size – from a challenge perspective it fit all those specifications.
“London Golf Club has opened its doors to us and frankly we could not have asked for more – they really looked after us and Martin.”