met the Director Of Troon Properties at the PGA Show in Orlando.
Troon is completing a new course in the far north of Europe where
golfers will be able to play in 24 hours of Sunlight during the
summer days. Bob has been tentatively invited to kick off the
Dedication Festivities for the new Norway Links with a twenty-four
hour marathon in the summer of 2014.
More information will follow as an agreement is reached.
All marathons benefit MTC Golf (Ministry to Children) which uses
Bob's golfing play and his marathon events to raise money and draw
attention to the plight of abused children.
SENIOR TOUR COMPETITION Golf's Ironman, Bob Kurtz will play a
full professional schedule in 2013. He is signed up for
twenty-five events on the Sunbelt Senior Tour as well as Senior Open
qualifying and other professional
Senior events. In 2011 Bob won the Lake Placid Sunbelt Tour
Tournament for his lone victory on that tour to date.
To follow Bob throughout the entire Sunbelt Tour season and to keep up
with the American and European Senior Stars, just click on this
link: Sunbelt Senior
Professional Golf Tour.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD SCORES
The Official GWR Scores *
Round 1 34
2 33 35 68
Round 3 33 35
Round 4 32 35
Round 5 33 36
Round 6 37 36
Round 7 DNF
36 36 72
34 36 70
Round 10 34
*Attested by two official scorers,
two independent witnesses and Guinness World Records adjudicator
"Officially Amazing" In 2011, he was entered into the Guinness Book of
World Records for his world record 1,850 holes played in a
week. Then on August 1, 2012, he set another world mark by shooting
scores of 70 or lower SEVEN TIMES in one day. He also became the first golfer ever to play more than 2,000 holes in a Golf Marathon.*
And in 2009 he set an unequalled mark of golf fitness by
playing 500 consecutive holes without rest.** Without
question or rival, he is "GOLF'S IRONMAN."
these records serve to advance the cause of helping abused
children. Ripley's Believe It or Not In 2012, Bob was included
in "Ripley's Believe It or Not"for his world record
of 1,850 holes played in one week. Ripley's choose to
highlight the world record because the weeklong record was
achieved in 105 degree heat index at Quail Creek, Hartselle,
Bob at St. Andrews, the "Home of
In April 2012,, Bob Kurtz was invited to be a part of
the St. Andrews Golf Festival. He was recognized for his GWR and his
work with MTC Golf, the charity for abused children. He then played a one day exhibition Golf Marathon at the Kittocks Course (Fairmont) just outside St. Andrews.
The temperature was hovering just above freezing with
strong winds, ice and some blowing snow. Bob's
Scottish friends affirm he is "GOLF'S IRONMAN."C
and his most recent Guinness World Records Titles
Times Scoring 70 or Lower in One Day."
GWR is SEVEN.
Bob Kurtz at Chesley Oaks Golf Course in Fairview, Alabama
August 1, 2012.-- Michael
Empric --Guinness World Records on-site adjudicator
OAKS GOLF COURSE
This new world record
took place at the site where Bob played his record 500
consecutive holes in
Chesley Oaks, is a rare links style course in the
old south. The ball can be played both in the air and
on the ground. There are mounds and swales and
peculiar bounces to help make Chesley Oaks an outstanding
test of golf.
To qualify as a world record, Bob
played the course from the blue tees at a length of 6,300 yards.
Note: As this was an official GWR attempt,
Michael Empiric, the Guinness World Records representative and adjudicator
was on-site at Chesley Oaks and presented Bob with his world record
certificate at the completion of his tenth round.
The Chesley Oaks Pro Shop - (256-796-9809)
Cary Craig-Chesley Oaks head pro
Kim Spicer (MTC Golf Events Coordinator)
Michael Empric (GWR) 716-480-0420
Bob Kurtz - (256) 531-3806
Please note that this GWR attempt is a
fundraiser for abused children and Victims Services.
Contributions can be made by scrolling down to the Ministry
to Children (MTC Golf) address and sending a much needed and
appreciated check or money order.
*The"Ironman" 2011 Marathon was a fund-raising effort by
MTC Golf to provide help for Alabama Tornado victims and to
continue fundraising for hurting and abused children.
Over $102,000.00 was raised. Just prior to the GWR weeklong world record attempt, Bob played 171
holes (9 and 1/2 rounds) giving him an "Ironman 2000" Golf Marathon
total of 2,021 holes, a new record for Ironman Golf and the first man ever to play over 2,000 holes in a marathon.
All gifts and contributions are fully tax-deductible and proceeds go to
abused children and Victims Services.
Ministries to Children, Inc. is a 501c3 recognized by the IRS
We appreciate and value your support.
Send your check to:
Cullman, AL 35056
"Bob Kurtz is no longer golf's ironman, he's the man of steel!"
late Atlanta Journal-Constitution
and nationally syndicated sportswriter and member of the MTC Board
"Bob Kurtz has been one of the most respected sportscasters of our
time---but his golf is a little bit crazy."
--Syndicated "Paul Finebaum Show" on the Paul
Finebaum Radio Network-
For full details of the 2009 "Ironman 500"
Marathon at Chesley Oaks, click
In 2009, Bob Kurtz set an Ironman record of 500 consecutive holes over
40 hours without rest or a break