Fastest hole-in-one: David Coulthard and Jake Shepherd set world record (VIDEO) MILTON KEYNES, UK -- Professional golfer Jake Shepherd hit a golf ball at 178mph into a Mercedes-Benz supercar, which was moving at a rate of120mph when it caught the ball 275 metres away from the tee; David Coulthard caught the speeding golf ball between the seats of the SLS AMG Roadster
, setting the world record for the Fastest hole-in-one,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/. Photo: Formula 1 and DTM driver David Coulthard and professional golfer Jake Shepherd set a World Record for catching a golf ball in the cockpit of a moving car. (enlarge photo)
In order to make the catch Coulthard needed to race 275 metres down the track, and was still travelling at 120mph when the ball landed in the cockpit of the car.
The Guinness world record for the greatest number of walking golfers to complete a full round on the same course within 24 hours is 632, and was achieved by The First Tee of Ireland, at Faithlegg Golf Club, Waterford, Ireland.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most holes of miniature golf played by an inidividual in 24 hours: 4,729 - set by David Pfefferle (United States) at Westerville Golf Center, Westerville, Ohio, United States.
Scottish motorsport ace Coulthard calmly kept his hands on the steering wheel but his eyes were glued to the sky, watching the ball travel fly through the air.
Speaking about the astonishing catch, Coulthard said: "The only way to track the ball was to keep your eyes on it all the time: it's a real adrenaline rush but it's not the most comfortable thing to do because for a moment, you're not watching the road!
He continued: "I was as happy as I've ever been winning a Grand Prix because I was so surprised quite frankly that it went in, and went in so solidly!"
David George, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars Marketing Director, added: "The SLS AMG Roadster is an extraordinary car so we wanted to do something extraordinary with it to celebrate our association with the upcoming Open Championship, and what better way than to break a world record and create such an exciting film!"