Guinness Golf RecordA gripe with a lot of UK Golf Guide reviewers is slow play on the course. We’re pleased to see Pastor Bob Kurtz taking pace of play very seriously in setting a new Guinness World Record for playing 1,850 holes of golf over seven days.

While many will look at this landmark and think 14 rounds of golf a day for a week – that sounds like fun – might want to consider the tolls taken on Kurtz’ body as a result of this monumental effort. Beth Carpenter, Kurtz’ daughter added “We used Band-aids, then Second Skin, then wrapped them,” she said. “He told me that it took him about three holes to get where he could feel his putter.”

This combined with a four-hour break to take on intravenous liquids really shows us the effort needed to achieve this world record. In coming years, many will attempt to beat or match Kurtz’ achievements but considering the three previous world record holders were 44, 34 and 28, Kurtz’ accomplishment at the age of 70 is a simply remarkable effort. Taking 7,591 strokes in total, his average score of 74.55 was just 2.55 strokes over par. Kurtz’ lowest round was 67, 3 better than his age.

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