Former West Coast Eagles star Xav Ellis has failed in his attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s longest-holed putt.
Ellis, now a breakfast radio show host on TripleM, made his attempt on the 16th hole of The Vines Resort’s Lakes Course on September 7th, with his efforts being chronicled live on air throughout the day.
The golf-mad former footy great made a vow to break the longest-putt record in order to impress his son some months ago, but when the day came the challenge ultimately proved to be beyond him.
Ellis made more than a thousand attempts over eight hours to hole out from 125 metres – getting within a couple of feet on several occasions – before being forced to call off his bid on medical advice due to a hand issue.
He was in good company, with several Vines members – including Aus PGA Tour members Adam Brady and Ben Ferguson – also trying in vain to sink the mammoth putt.
Ellis has, however, not admitted defeat in his endeavour to get into the record books, insisting he’ll regroup and try again in a few months’ time.
Image credits: The Vines Resort