Golf’s Incredible Ironman Has a Strong Body but a Tender Heart
Guinness World Records
trademark words are used over and over to describe the varied
GWR marks set over the years, but
those two words may not be adequate to depict the ongoing
of “Golf’s Ironman,” Bob Kurtz, who
continues to amaze golf fans, year after year.
multiple Guinness World Records holder, added to his
remarkable achievements on his 78th
Birthday (May 23), when he played
three different golf courses and shot better than his age on
venues on the same day. The
“Ironman” began at 6 a.m. on the testy Chesley Oak GC in
and shot and unremarkable and easy 75
(36-39). Kurtz and his caddy, grandson Brian Spicer,
forty minutes to the Cross Creek GC,
Hanceville, Alabama where he warmed up with a 71 (37-34)
birdies and four bogeys.
The adventure ended with a birthday
party at Kurtz’ home course in Cullman after he fired a 74
(37-37) with four
Birdies and his only double bogey of
the long day. Friends and supports celebrated the
with pledges and donations to suport
the local children’s charities.
As always for the experienced GWR
golfer, all courses were played at distances between 6,200 and
Note: All the Golf Marathons and
events of Bob Kurtz, “Golf’s Ironman,” are held to raise
awareness and monies
to the growing problem of child abuse and neglect and all
monies raised go to support children’s charities.
MTC “Ministries To Children” is the
sponsoring charity for these golf marathons. MTC is a
Other Significant World Records
attributed to Kurtz:
500 consecutive holes played in 39 hours
72 Holes of Golf played in three hours and five minutes
Shot His Age 7 times in one day (Official GWR mark)
Played 1,850 Holes of golf in one week (Official GWR
At St. Andrews, Kurtz played every golf course of the St.
Andrews Trust including the Old Course during the St. Andrews
Golf Festival Week
Played 108 Holes at the Torrance Course in St. Andrews when
the temperature 0 degrees Centigrade
Set a World Record by playing 18 holes in 39 minutes and
shooting a 71
2019 Is Here!!
Golf’s Marathon Man Returns To Action
A Golf Event For the Ages
more than a dozen years “Golf’s Ironman,” Bob Kurtz, has set
multiple world records
for golf marathons, including two
Guinness World Records marks that have been also
recognized by “Ripley’s Believe It or
Not.” In 2011, the Ironman played 1,850 holes in one
week and in 2012, he shot his age or
better SEVEN TIMES IN ONE DAY. Both are considered
by GWR as significant golf records.
Now, he’s at it
All the world
record attempts were fundraisers for hurting and abused
On his birthday,
May 23, Kurtz will attempt to play all three golf courses in
Alabama, his home, and better his age
each round. As always, he will not play Senior Tees
but play the courses at the longer
distances. Also, the distance between the three courses
(Chesley Oaks, Fairview Alabama, Cross
Creek in Hanceville, and TP Country Club in Cullman)
will be more than 70 miles.
Kurtz responds, “It’s all about the children.”
challenge is sponsored by “Ministries To Children,” the 501c3
to raise awareness of the challenges
of single moms while also raising funds to distribute to
to be supportive of the Ironman’s latest challege, may simply
make out a check to
MTC (Ministries To Children) and mail
to P.0. Box 100, Cullman, Alabama 35056.
Ministries To Children
P.0. Box 100
MTC is a 501c3 charity and all gifts
are 100 per cent tax deductible
2018 has been a good year
for "The Ironman" and also for his important charity,
"Ministries To Children", (MTC).
Already with three
tournament wins and also significient monies raised for
hurting children, the Ironman of Golf continues
to amaze with his drive and achivements.
Sunbelt Senior Professional Gof
Tour (second only to the
Champions Tour in significence) Bob Kurtz shot below
his age every round of the Alabama Tournament, The
Yellowhammer Open, when he scored rounds of 71-71-73.
This may never have been done before in the histor of
professional golf competition!