Golfers miss world record by 39 seconds

President John Owen lines up with club secretary Mel McMahon, captain Lee Captain, ladies captain Sue Moore and the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Michaela Ellis

By Richard Jackman

MORE than 80 club-carrying members, plus ten filming and another 20 assisting, were trying to break another record during Lyme Regis Golf Club’s 125th anniversary golf week, this time for the fastest round.

The record stood at 13 minutes and 42 seconds, set by Farnham Golf Club. The Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Michaela Ellis, was the official starter, accompanied by her consort and husband Alan and also Alan Vian, the town crier, who introduced the proceedings in the traditional town crier fashion.

Hamish Marshall from BBC Spotlight  broadcast the event live on the regional news programme.

Despite two attempts the best time was 14 minutes and 21 seconds, but fair to say that it was great fun enjoyed by many.

All 18 holes were played by different people, finishing one hole before they staredt the next, and there were moments of skill and disaster during both attempts.

A barbecue followed that evening and the next day the club held a special 125 dinner.

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