Concorde – The World’s Longest Golf Putt | Intrepid Minute

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My name is Ron Guggenheim and this is in an Intrepid Minute. Welcome aboard the British Airways Concorde, that is part of our collection. It is known as Alpha Delta. As a supersonic plane, Concorde holds all records for commercial flight. It also holds some very unique records. The record I’ll be talking about is the world’s longest golf putt. September 18th, 1999, the Ryder Cup team from Europe was traveling from London, England to Boston, Massachusetts, to challenge the American Ryder Cup team and its biannual golf tournament. Jose Maria Olazabal, Spanish golfer, was determined to break a record for the world’s longest putt set two years earlier by American golfer, a Brad Faxon. In fact, he spent a good part of the flight attempting to do so. Finally, 150 feet at the back of a plane, he rolled the ball down the center aisle into a cup set up at the flight deck. One hundred fifty feet. The ball rolled twenty 26.71seconds. The plane was traveling at 1270 miles an hour. The putt went 9.23 miles. The previous record was 8.5 miles.

 

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