37 sec­onds’ win­ners!

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

It took just 37 sec­onds for a four­some which in­cluded two trainee pro­fes­sion­als from Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club Re­sort to play the 546 me­tre Par 5, 14th hole at Metropoli­tan Golf Club on Mon­day, June 18.

It was all part of world’s fastest hole pro­mo­tion for the World Cup to be held at Metropoli­tan Golf Club from Novem­ber 21 to 25.

Lo­cals Frazer Droop and Jamie Sta­ple­ton joined fel­low trainee pro­fes­sion­als Brad Stephen­son from Morn­ing­ton Golf Club and Yarra Bend Golf Club’s James Betts to tackle the 597-yard equiv­a­lent hole.

The team’s time of 37 sec­onds beat three other teams - the Vic Squad, the Celebrity Team and Metropoli­tan Club - and beat the pre­vi­ous record of 47 sec­onds, ac­com­plished last year by Hawthorn Foot­ball Club.

Team mem­bers have to be smart with their sole shot and pre­dict where their shot will fin­ish so the next hit­ter, wait­ing down the fair­way, can be in a good po­si­tion to quickly play the next shot and so on.

Jamie’s drive was straight and long. Wait­ing nearby, Frazer hit and reached the dis­tance but the ball de- Noth­ing like a fast game! From left, Jamie Sta­ple­ton, Brad Stephen­son, Frazer Droop and James Betts. cided to park it­self in a green­side bunker. How’s that for starters? Two shots, 600 yards!

Brad’s bunker shot left James with a six-foot-putt which found its tar­get for birdie. Four shots, 37 sec­onds!

“The world record is 27.875 sec­onds by a team from the USA, by four Amer­i­can tour rook­ies at Palm Desert on 4th Jan­uary 2018,” Jamie told the Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle.

Apart from play­ing on the Metropoli­tan world­class golf course in Mel­bourne, was there any prize,

Jamie? “Just brag­ging rights,” came the re­ply.

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