Martin Borgmeier does the feat: Long Drive world record in Bogotá



Borgmeier does the feat in Bogotá.


Colombian Golf Federation

Borgmeier does the feat in Bogotá.

The German was in Colombia to beat the mark.

German Martin Borgmeiercurrent Long Drive world champion, and the American Gabi Powellanother of the longest hitters in the world, were together for the first time in Latin America in a great exhibition that took place in the public field of Briceño 18 in Bogotá this Saturday, February 4.

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Borgmeier, who hit 426 yards to be crowned the longest hitter in the world at the PLDA World Championship in Nevada last November, came to the country for this free event open to the public with which Colombia joined this type of activity that encourages the practice of golf worldwide.

Guinness record

Taking advantage of the height of Bogotá in which the flight of the ball increases up to 12 percent more, Borgmeier, with 520 yardsexceeded the current Long Drive record.

Likewise, Powel will take advantage of the unique conditions of the Colombian capital in the search to join the select group of five players who in history have exceeded 400 yards of distance, opening the space for female participation in this initiative.

The event is part of the Golf for All program, an initiative that seeks to spread the practice of golf, as well as improve the conditions of this sport in its different settings. Golf for All has the support of the Ministry of Sports, the Colombian Paralympic Committee and the Government of Cundinamarca.

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