INTRODUCTION: In Hong Kong, a 4-year-old Scotsman narrowly failed on Saturday (28 February) to beat the world record for the fastest round of gold.
GV PAN Golfer hits ball and runs down fairway.
GVs Brown hits ball again and runs after it. (2 SHOTS)
GV Brown holes ball.
GV Golfer hits ball out of bunker and into hole on green.
GV Crowd watching.
GV Brown holding ball on 18th green.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: In Hong Kong, a 4-year-old Scotsman narrowly failed on Saturday (28 February) to beat the world record for the fastest round of gold. David brown completed 18 holes in 31 minutes and 27 seconds -- just behind the time of 30 minuets and 10 seconds set by an American in 1972.
SYNOPSIS: David Brown, a former Scottish international steeplechaser, made his attempt at the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club.
Brown's attire of shorts and running shoes wasn't the kind usually permitted at the exclusive club. But the stewards made an exception on this occasion, since the game was being played not only to challenge the world record -- but also to raise money for the Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled. The Games, at the Jubilee Sports Centre in Hong Kong, will be held in 1982, and the Hong Kong government promised to match, dollar for dollar, the money collected.
Strict rules were laid down for David Brown's unusual game of golf. For example, the ball had to be completely stationary before he was allowed to hit it again.
A former pilot, David Brown, is assistant superintendent of the Hong Kong Sea School, where his responsibilities include the physical training of students.
Normally, 18 holes of golf can take five or six hours to complete. The record of 30 minutes and 10 seconds was set by American Dick Kimbrough over a course measuring 5,848 metres at North Platte in Nebraska.
Despite his failure, Brown's round of golf was an impressive achievement -- and a novel way to raise money for charity.