Bob Kurtz
Golf's Ironman
"The Fastest and the Fittest"

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"Ironman" Bob Kurtz at the2016
PGA Show with Hall of Fame Golfer
Johnny Miller!

PGA Show in Orlando with PGA Star Will Wilcox and his sponsor and my old friend, Dieter Kasprzak of Denmark, CEO and founder of ECCO shoes. Thanks to Dieter for my golf shoes

What a night!! Golf Hall of Fame Induction at the Regency in Orlando. With three great friends---Top 100 Teacher Mark Blackburn, new inductee Mike Adams and Hall of Fame legend Dr. Gary Wiren. Again, What a night!

At the Golf Hall of Fame Banquet inducting Butch Harmon, good buddy Mike Adams, and Chuck Cook.

Checks To Charities Christmas 2014

Brooks Place
Brooks Place

Food Bank
Food Bank
"Caring for Kids"

Victim Services
Victim Services

Winter 2017 Alabama Senior Open "Legends" Champion

In 2017, the Ironman made two visits to upstate New York.  First, he traveled to Syracuse on Behalf of the McMahon –Ryan Child Advocacy Center and enjoyed meeting the staff and the

tour of the amazing downtown facility. Unfortunately,the planned 108-Hole Marathon by the “Ironman” was postponed with the Timber Banks Golf Course unfit for play due to the heavy rains.  However, Bob did visit with many golfers and Syracuse University athletic greats and promoted the upcoming Pro-Am promoting the Child Advocacy Center.

Ministries To Children's Charity
All marathons benefit MTC Golf which uses Bob's record-setting events to raise money and draw attention to the plight of abused children.

 To follow Bob throughout the entire Sunbelt Tour season and to keep up with the American and European Senior Stars, just click on this link:
Sunbelt Senior Professional Golf Tour.

"Most Times Scoring One's Age or Lower
   in One Day"


The Official GWR Scores *

Round 1     34   36    70

 Round 2      33   35    68

Round 3      33   35    68

Round 4      32   35    67

Round 5      33   36    69

Round 6      37   36    73

Round 7                 DNF

Round 8     36   36    72

Round 9     34   36    70

Round 10   34   35    69

*Attested by two official scorers, two independent witnesses and Guinness World Records Adjudicator Michael Empric



Bob Kurtz:Golfs "Iron Man"





Golf’s Incredible Ironman Has a Strong Body but a Tender Heart



“Absolutely Amazing!”


These Guinness World Records trademark words are used over and over to describe the varied and interesting

GWR marks set over the years, but those two words may not be adequate to depict the ongoing activities

of “Golf’s Ironman,” Bob Kurtz, who continues to amaze golf fans, year after year.


Kurtz, the 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 all three

venues on the same day.  The “Ironman” began at 6 a.m. on the testy Chesley Oak GC in Fairview, Alabama

and shot and unremarkable and easy 75 (36-39).  Kurtz and his caddy, grandson Brian Spicer, then drove

forty minutes to the Cross Creek GC, Hanceville, Alabama where he warmed up with a 71 (37-34) including five

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 remarkable achievement

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 6,500 yards.


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 501C3 charity.


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 mark)

          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


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2019 Is Here!!

Golf’s Marathon Man Returns To Action

   A Golf Event For the Ages


    For 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 again.


    All the world record attempts were fundraisers for hurting and abused children.

    On his birthday, May 23, Kurtz will attempt to play all three golf courses in Cullman County,

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.


     As always, Kurtz responds, “It’s all about the children.”

    The interesting challenge is sponsored by “Ministries To Children,” the 501c3 charity established

to raise awareness of the challenges of single moms while also raising funds to distribute to deserving

children’s charities.


     Those wishing 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

Cullman, Alabama     35056 


MTC is a 501c3 charity and all gifts are 100 per cent tax deductible

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.
On the 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!



The Ironman of Golf plays everywhere, seeking to use golf to raise monies for hurting children and to bring his

“Ironman” message of “Integrity, Responsibility, Optimism, and Noble purpose” to young boys and young men.

This photo was taken in beautiful Cooperstown, NY at the Hall of Fame Senior Open played on the Leatherstocking

GC next to lovely Lake Osego.    Photo by Milo Stewart, Jr.




        Why does “Golf’s Ironman,” Bob Kurtz, continue to set golf endurance records?  “Wherever

and whenever I can do my part to help ease the plight of hurting children, it’s worth the blood,

sweat, and blisters,” affirmed the Ironman.

         One of the significant efforts to help abused children is an upcoming golf marathon event

in Syracuse, New York to benefit the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center.  Perry Noun, the

event coordinator, plans to have 100 golfers play 100 holes as a fundraising effort on May 23.

         Two weeks before the marathon, Kurtz the Ironman, will play his own 100 hole exhibition at

Timber Banks Golf Club in Syracuse to bring attention to both the challenge of addressing the problem of

child abuse and neglect and also publicize the “100 Golfers for Kids” fundraiser.

          “Golf’s Ironman” will celebrate his 76th birthday in May but shows no signs of slowing down…

but then, he IS the Ironman.

*In addition to the two official GWR marks, Golf's Ironman, is also recognized for playing 500 consecutive holes without rest, completing 72 holes of golf in 3 hours and five minutes, and scoring a 71 (two strokes below his age) in 42 minutes.



75-A Diamond Jubilee

The Sunbelt Senior Professional Golf Tour will recognize and honor "Golf's Ironman"

with a Pro-Pro Golf Event on May 22, at Terri Pines Country Club in Cullman, Alabama.

Among Bob's fellow competitors on the Sunbelt Senior Tour are such golfing greats as

Danny Edwards, Marco Dawson, Anders Forsbrand, and Blaine McAllister.


For more than a decade Bob Kurtz has set multiple world records which are included in Guinness World Records as well

as Ripley's "Believe It Or Not."  All marathons were organized to raise monies for the children's charity,

"Ministries To Children."  For all of 2016, MTC will honor Bob for his dedication to hurting children and will also

celebrate his 75th year.*


                                                     "Bob Kurtz is no longer golf's ironman, he's the man of steel!"
                                                          -Furman Bisher-
                                                                                                   The late Atlanta Journal-Constitution
                                                                                                   and nationally syndicated sportswriter and member of the MTC Board

      "Bob Kurtz has been one of the most respected sportscasters of our time---but he and his golf are a little bit crazy."                                                                              -Paul Finebaum-
Syndicated "Paul Finebaum Show" on ESPN

Among the more interesting marks set by Bob Kurtz was the 2009 "Ironman 500" Marathon, click here.  Bob Kurtz set the record of 500 consecutive holes over 40 hours.

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*For more details on "Ministries To Children" and the Diamond Jubilee Year, click here.