Bob Kurtz Golf's Ironman "The
Fastest and the Fittest"
"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
Food Bank "Caring for Kids"
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
******************************** 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.
******************************** GUINNESS WORLD RECORD SCORES: "Most Times Scoring One's
Age or Lower in One Day"
The Official GWR Scores *
Round 1 34
2 33 35 68
Round 3 33 35
Round 4 32 35
Round 5 33 36
Round 6 37 36
Round 7 DNF
36 36 72
34 36 70
Round 10 34
*Attested by two official scorers,
two independent witnesses and Guinness World Records Adjudicator
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. 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!
Ironman of Golf plays everywhere, seeking to use golf to
raise monies for hurting children and to bring his
message of “Integrity, Responsibility, Optimism, and Noble
purpose” to young boys and young men.
was taken in beautiful Cooperstown, NY at the Hall of Fame
Senior Open played on the Leatherstocking
GC next to
lovely Lake Osego.
Milo Stewart, Jr.
GOLF’S IRONMAN TO VISIT UPSTATE NEW YORK AND MYRTLE
BEACH ON BEHALF OF CHARITIES
Why does “Golf’s
Ironman,” Bob Kurtz, continue to set golf endurance records?
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
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
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.
2016 - A SPECIAL YEAR
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!"
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-
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