Guinness World Record, putt from 133 yards

Jay Stocki, a 55-year-old American, has set a new Guinness World Record in Golf. The man was lucky enough to hole a putt from a distance of 122.3 meters

by Andrea Gussoni
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Guinness World Record, putt from 133 yards
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Jay Stocki, a 55-year-old American, has set a new Guinness World Record in Golf. The man was lucky enough to hole a putt from a distance of 122.3 meters.

Record, Jay Stocki

Stocki premeditated everything. In the company of seven golfing friends he took two days off from work and together they put down roots on the Bath course of the Blackwolf Run Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Their mission was to beat the previous record, i.e. the 120.8 meters "posted" by Garrett Hilbert, a well-known Stars and Stripes YouTuber also present at the Ryder Cup in Rome. The eight friends studied the plan in detail, alternating every fifteen minutes with the putter in their hands starting from the morning of Monday 25 September.

Things were going in the right direction almost immediately as the first shots had more or less all come close to the auction. And so Jay Stocki, after 237 putts, guessed the winning one. “We attracted the attention of many passing players – recalls the 55-year-old to the Guinness World Record website – who wanted to try their hand at the challenge.

In the end I did it and from all the screaming I lost my voice." The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played. They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.

Andrews, the governing body of golf throughout the world, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are the jurisdiction of the United States Golf Association. An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years.

The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance. The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status.

In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and managing the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.

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