88-year-old Neville Roughputter said he was watching round one of the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Supersport, when all of a sudden he realised the day’s play had ended, and he was still awake.
“I actually even remember some of the shots of animals and birds frolicking around the course,” said a mentally exhausted Roughputter.
Roughputter said he immediately contacted his grandson, Harold, asking him to fax the Guinness World Record adjudicators.
Guinness World Record adjudicators have agreed to tentatively confirm the feat as a world record, but are awaiting footage from Roughputter’s in-house surveillance cameras.
Adjudicator, Spike Maximus said the longest recorded time spent consciously watching golf before Roughputter’s incredible feat, was 7-and-a-half minutes. It was recorded back in 1961.
Maximus said, “This is unbelievable. We’ve never even had professional golfers remain conscious throughout an entire round, while playing. A clubhouse nap after nine holes is, if you’d excuse the pun, par for the course.”
Roughputter’s time has not yet been validated, but initial reports suggest he managed approximately eight hours, smashing any previous record.