Bob just concluded play in the "Hall of Fame" Seniors Tournament in Cooperstown. He shot scores of 78-73-74 for eighth place, his second top 10 finish in two events.


Golf's Ironman, Bob Kurtz is playing four
consecutive professional Senior events.
In Lake Placid this week he opened with a
77 on Wednesday, the first day of the
Adirondack Open. 5 Time PGA Tour winner Danny Edwards leads with a 69!


The Official GWR Scores

Round 1     34   36    70

 Round 2      33   35    68

Round 3      33   35    68

Round 4      32   35    67

Round 5      33   36    69

Round 6      37   36    73

Round 7     DNF

Round 8     36   36    72

Round 9     34   36    70

Round 10   34   35    69

     At Chesley Oaks Aug. 1, 2012

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Bob Kurtz:Golfs "Iron Man"

Birmingham News golf column by Ian Thompson





Bob Kurtz is "Golf's Iron Man!"
He did it again.

In 2011, he was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for his record 1,850 holes played in a week. Then on August 1, 2012, he set another world mark for shooting lower than his age 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 the Ironman of Golf. 
All these records serve to advance the cause of helping abused children.


Golf's Ironman and his new Guinness World Records Title

This time it was all  about shooting his age.  Bob is 71.

  On a  humid, foggy morning in Alabama, he teed off at 6 a.m. and played all day, averaging a bit more than 18 holes an hour.  He started ten rounds and completed nine.  His very ambitious goal was to shoot his age (71) or better multiple times!  

The Guinness World Records mark to beat was five. 

By noon, Bob had played his first five rounds at 70 or lower.

Then he slowed before finishing strong with his 9th and 10th rounds scores of 70-69 setting the new GWR mark.

"Most Times Scoring One's Age or Lower in One Day."  GWR is SEVEN.

 Set by Bob Kurtz at Chesley Oaks Golf Course in Fairview, Alabama

 August 1, 2012.-- Michael Empric --Guinness World Records on-site adjudicator


This new world record  took place at  the site where Bob played his record 500 consecutive holes  in 2009. 

 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 mostly from the blue tees at a length of nearly 6,300 yards.  With all the recent rains in the southeast, Chesley Oaks was softened and played much longer.

 Chesley Oaks  is in Fairview, Alabama and is northeast of Cullman, Alabama on state highway 69.

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.


 MEDIA:  The Chesley Oaks Pro Shop -  (256-796-9809)

          Cary Craig-Chesley Oaks head pro

                                                   Kim Spicer (MTC Golf Events Coordinator)  (256)-339-8158

                 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.

NOTE: In April 2012,, Bob Kurtz was  invited to be a part of the St. Andrews Golf Festival at the "Home of Golf." He was recognized for his GWR and his work with MTC Golf, the charity for abused children. "I'm thrilled to have been a part of such a wonderful event," said Bob. 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."CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES OF THE ST. ANDREWS GOLF FESTIVAL.
Read articles on the 2011 record from John Turner AL.com and from Kyle Burger waatv.com

*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:

MTC Golf

Box 100 

Cullman, AL 35056


                                                     "Bob Kurtz is no longer golf's ironman, he's the man of steel!"
                                                          -Furman Bisher-
                                                                                                   The 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."

                                                                         -Paul Finebaum-
                                                                                                                                                    --Syndicated "Paul Finebaum Show" on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network-

For full details of the 2009 "Ironman 500" Marathon at Chesley Oaks, click here.
In 2009, Bob Kurtz set an Ironman record of 500 consecutive holes over 40 hours without rest or a break

email - bobkurtz@golfsironman.com