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Hello Golf Fans,

Spring is here and it's time to get the clubs out and play some golf. I got mine out on Monday and qualified for the RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head, SC. I am so excited to play in a PGA Tour event, especially at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links where I last participated in 1997. The qualifier was held at Berkley Hall in Bluffton, SC on a cold, wet and windy day on a Tom Fazio designed golf course that had just completed a greens renovation from bent to bermuda. They were extremely firm and fast and I knew the scores would be high. I stayed patient and fashioned an even par 72, just good enough to get the one and only spot. The Heritage Classic is held April 14-20, the week after the Masters and is one of the favorites on tour. I'll practice hard to get my golf in top form leading up to the tournament to give it my best chance to get to the weekend. Wish me luck. Rick.

 

Press Release

 

Golf’s Ironman Set To Compete in Bermuda



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,” Kurtz explained. “I instantly thought Port Royal was one of the great 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.”

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 twenty-five 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, MTC Golf (“Ministry To Children”)

 

 

Steen Tinning, Sunbelt Tour Champion at Duran GC, Viera, FL



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