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
completed nine. His very ambitious goal was to shoot his age (71) or better
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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