Thursday, September 11, 2014

Karsten Maas thinks big -- really big. Here's the European trick-shot artist wielding his driver, which is 14 feet, 5 inches long, and is the world's longest usable golf club. Maas and his formidable stick appear in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book, out this week.

"When I was a kid, I was looking at the book like many others," Maas says. "I was thinking, 'Oh! Could I just be in that book!'"

As cool as the club is, it's not conforming under USGA rules, which stipulate that clubs, execept for putters, can't be longer than 48 inches.

This is the second time Maas has earned a record for the world's longest usable club. He hit his 2009 version about 135 yards. His inclusion in this year's record book means he joins the likes of Chris Adam, who has the record for most holes of golf played in year (14,625) and Bob Kurtz, 71, who set the record for most times shooting one's age in 24 hours -- 7

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