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Typical Brits.
Limey trash driving Teutonic technology with backward controls on the Queen's property to try and 'participate' in a Scottsh game in an utterly useless way.
Surprised there's not a little Indian kid caddying or holding a polo horse or something else as equally demeaning
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I'm calling BS on that one.

No way that either the car or the ball was going 178 mph by the time the ball reached the final segment of its arc and landed in the car.

Think of it this way. A baseball leaves the bat at about 130 mph. Assuming it's not out of the park is the outfielder running at 130 mph to catch it. I don't think so. The baseball lost substantial velocity by the time it reached the top of its arc because of gravity. So did the golfball.
 

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Its Europe, speed is in klicks and likely some dim US type golf rag reporter type was thinking mph and named vid as such.

I mean the vid is far much more about *golfers than cars anyway, (even if Cooltard is driving it), and them guys waste whole days wandering around up to 10 miles to cover 1 mile of linear distance while chasing a ball with a bag of sticks, so I wouldn't put much creedence in thier familiarity with units of measure in other countries...

178kph = 110mph

* anyone can drive a car at x speed in y lane, but to consistantly pound a golf ball to the same spot skillfully enough that a car could drive in y lane at x speed to catch it is a whole 'nother thing.
 

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This was a Guiness World Record
 

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Keep in mind, the golfer had to hit it close, but the driver had to put the car under where the ball was falling. He looks up and watches it coming down. Not something I'd want to do in an open-faced helmet, though.
 

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This was a Guiness World Record
Oooh, the big book of stupid human tricks :D

Though I will say that even though the record book doesn't offer any cash or the like, being in it likely does hold more actual value than a Nobel Peace Prize these days....

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Not something I'd want to do in an open-faced helmet, though.
Ball would have decelerated to normal terminal velocity by that point meaning not much more than a bruise even if taking it directly in the eye.
Compared to the area of the interior vs the area of exposed face the risk of a head strike in general would be exceedingly low.
Coolturd being who he is likely wanted to do it w/o a helmet at all, but the British nanny state insisted he wear one.

As to the being in the right spot at the right time, again, not a super complex task.
Paint a stripe on the road for a camera to follow using automated steering and using preset speed it could have been done without a driver at all.

But let's give credit where its due, after all the guy has a career 5% win record in F1 (which actually is a good number) with all but one garnered while he was a #2 seat driver along with close to 50% in~the~points finishes over 15 years, AND he owns a hotel in Monaco so bitches is real easy to come by.
Its fair odds that he can drive drunk with a broken arm and leg while on painkillers better than most average people can on thier best day.

But then again, Takuma Sato Michael Andretti could have done it too, and they were all but laughed out of F1 for complete and utter ineptitude
 
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