Originally posted on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 2/6/13

The Guinness Book of World Records announced on Monday that Brolin Enterprises, a company based in Casey, Ill., has the new record for the world’s largest golf tee. The tee measures over 30 feet long and weighs approximately 6,000 pounds, surpassing the previous record holder, which was only about 27 feet long. Losers. Video follows. Via the World Record Academy (by way of Eye on Golf): Guinness World Records recognized the golf tee made by Students of Jerry Havills Team Problem Solving Course at Bay de Noc Community College (all USA) in Escanaba, USA; it measured 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) long with a head diameter of 88.9 cm (35 in) and a shaft width of 35.24 cm (13.87 in).  The Guinness world record for the largest golf lesson involved 1,073 participants and was organized by Golf PARa Todos, a community initiative of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, at the El Camaleón Golf Course, in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.  The previous Guinness world record was almost 27 feet, and the measurement of the Bolin’s tee was over 30 feet.  It took six months to build, various lengths of yellow pine boards were used in the construction, and it was shaped by using a chainsaw, MyWabashValley.com reported.  Jim Bolin- Vice President Bolin Enterprises: “It was fun! It’s fun to see the community, because a lot of the community knew about it, and they would stop by and look at it. Just having the community up beat about something, about their home town, it’s really thrilling.” Fun, indeed. And who knew that simply constructing a ginormous golf tee wouldn’t necessarily qualify it as the record holder? That it was an endeavor previously attempted and accomplished? Now somebody needs to construct the world’s largest golf ball and set it on top of the tee. Then again, only someone as big as Paul Bunyan could address it and grip it and rip it and he hasn’t been around in a long, long time. Oh yeah, Paul Bunyan was a huge golfer, both literally and figuratively. Loved the game, did Paul Bunyan. Babe was his caddy and some say Lake Superior was created after Paul took a huge divot out of the ground with one of his notorious chunks while attempting an ill-advised flop shot. Boy, do I know how that goes. TweetThe post Just for kicks, here’s the new world record holder for largest golf tee (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

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