Most Golf Holes Played in A Week: Pastor Bob Kurtz sets world record (HD Video)
HARTSELLE, AL, USA -- Pastor Bob Kurtz, aka "Golf's Iron Man", a 70-year-old Episcopalian vicar, completed 1,850 holes of golf in a seven-day period at Quail Creek Golf Resort with 7,591 strokes for an average of 74.55 — only 2.55 strokes over par - setting the new world record for Most Golf Holes Played in A Week.
The previous Guinness world record for the Most golf holes played in seven days (cart) was set by Thomas Bucci (USA), who completed 1,801 golf holes in seven days at the Albany Country Club, Voorheesville, New York, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Largest collection of golf clubs, a world record set by Robert Lantsoght of Malaga, Spain, who has a collection of 4,393 individual golf clubs.
"I was a little disappointed in my scores," Kurtz said. "I kept thinking that I was going to have one monster round. On one, I got off to a good start with several birdies on the front nine but finished the back nine with a 40."
He did it with the help of nearly 100 volunteers, teeing up balls, tracking scores and running the operation, according to The Huntsville Times.
"He did it through spells of dehydration, sore hands, sore feet, blood blisters, record-setting heat and nightly IV drips.
He also did it with an average score of 74.55 per 18 holes, shooting better than his age six times."
"To put this in perspective, the previous three people who set this record were 44, 34 and 28," Mike Janela, a representative of Guinness World Records, said. "So that makes this record even more special."
The record-setting and mind-numbing performance also raised money to help provide relief to victims of the recent tornadoes in the region.