Guinness Record Holder To Play In Bermuda

March 21, 2014

Bob Kurtz, known worldwide as “Golf’s Ironman” for his record-setting golf marathons, has announced his plans to play in both The Bermuda Open and The Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship, which are scheduled back-to-back next week on the island.

“I played in both events last year,” Mr. Kurtz explained. “I instantly thought Port Royal was one of the greatest courses in the world and I’ve played most of them, including Augusta National, the Old Course, and North Berwick. Then I played in the World Par 3 Championship and had the time of my life. What fun that was competing with players from so many countries on the most beautiful par 3 course in the world.”

A spokesperson said, “Mr. Kurtz is also a former sportscaster and is known as the first person to be on-air for CNN when the cable network debuted in June, 1980.

“When he is not setting world records, Kurtz competes in Senior Professional Golf, playing a full schedule on the Sunbelt Tour in the USA, competing against players more than 25 years his junior as players are eligible to compete on that tour at age 45 and the Ironman of Golf has passed his 70th birthday.


“He stays fit by working out three to five days a week concentrating on his core. “Like everyone, I hate sit-ups and leg lifts, but to be in golf shape for marathons, I must focus on keeping my core strong,” sighed Kurtz.

“He must be fit. Two years ago, he set the Guinness World Records mark for “Most Golf Holes Played In a Week” by completing 1,850 holes at Quail Creek Golf Course in North Alabama. When accepting acknowledgement of that record Kurtz smiled and said, “I’d like to thank everyone for this award for most putts missed in one week.”

“Kurtz also holds the Guinness World Records title for “Most Times Scoring One’s Age or Lower In One Day – Seven,” set in August 2012 at Chesley Oaks Golf Course in Fairview, Alabama.

“All the monies raised by the Golf Marathons go to benefit hurting and abused children through his charity, Ministry To Children Golf.”

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