Record trio know how to roll

Melville Times - - News -

POINT Wal­ter Golf Course can lay claim to host­ing a Guin­ness World Record af­ter Perth YouTu­bers How Ridicu­lous sunk a 120m putt at the Bicton venue last month.

Af­ter switch­ing from the eighth to fifth hole, it took Brett Stan­ford just over two hours to drop the shot with mates Derek Her­ron and Scott Gaun­son watch­ing on.

“We started on the eighth but there is a large sec­tion of rough be­fore the green to pre­vent peo­ple rolling the ball up on to it,” Mr Stan­ford said.

“We tried it for a while but just de­cided it wasn’t work­ing – the fair­way was too bouncy and the rough was just too thick.

“So we had a look at the dif­fer­ent holes and worked out that five was flat, there was no rough and we could roll it right up on to the green. Within the first 10 or 15 min­utes of try­ing it I think we knew we were in with a very good chance.”

Mr Her­ron said the trio se­lected Point Wal­ter Golf Course for its green­ery and views of the Swan River – which fea­ture promi­nently in the video of the world record putt.

“The course was re­ally ac­com­mo­dat­ing, man­ager Clarke Os­borne was able to give us not just an hour at the end of the day but a full run at it for two days which is cru­cial to get­ting these sorts of shots in,” he said.

It is the sec­ond world record held by the YouTube sen­sa­tions, who also boast the long­est bas­ket­ball shot – cur­rently set at 180m but al­ready bet­tered four times by the boys. With more than 560,000 sub­scribers on their YouTube chan­nel, the pres­sure is al­ways on to up the ante. But the trio are keep­ing their cards close to their chest.

“We al­ways have things planned but we’re pretty se­cre­tive about it, mainly be­cause we just don’t know if we can pull ev­ery­thing off un­til we try,” Mr Stan­ford said.

“Some more golf stuff would be great but we’d also love to break an­other bas­ket­ball world record.”

Check out the How Ridicu­lous YouTube chan­nel at www.youtube.com/ user/whoisjimmy.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d466102

Perth’s How Ridicu­lous Scott Gaun­son, Derek Her­ron and Brett Stan­ford have set a Gui­ness world record for the long­est putt ever of 120m.

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