Golf PARa Todos Sets Guinness World Record™ For Largest Golf Lesson
The Mayakoba Golf Classic took a powerful golf swing into the Guinness World Records' Sunday, January 23, 2011, by hosting the largest ever Golf Lesson at the practice facility of El Camaleón Golf Club. The tournament hosted 1,073 people at one of its six monthly sessions of Golf PARa Todos, or Golf FORE Everyone. The four-year golf educational program has been a tremendous success with attendance soaring near 1,000 each session.
The impressive attendance, witnessed by officials from Guinness, surpassed the old record of 1,032 people recognized by Guinness World Records’ which occurred on October 9 of 2010 at Pine Valley, Beijing, China.
”This was one of the most incredible things I have participated in my career,’ said PGA TOUR player Esteban Toledo, who conducted the clinic. ‘I have given golf clinics before maybe 400 people. But never in front of over a thousand people. At one point, I was a little bit nervous because I wanted to make sure we broke the record but also learned something as well.“