I’ve had a hell of a record going for an entire month of golf on some very tough golf courses. Coming into yesterday I’d gone 192 holes without losing a golf ball. Yesterday’s round was a Greek charity scramble. Scrambles are a different animal in golf. You try shots you normally wouldn’t when other players are already safely in play. I lost a ball on the 8th hole at Wingpointe, a short par-3 over water. I came up short and heard the sound of my ball hitting a rock. Never saw where it went. For all I know it was sitting nicely on a tuft of grass somewhere, but I’ll never know. Didn’t see a splash. So after seven holes yesterday it came to an end at the heartbreaking number of 199! Wow.
199 consecutive holes played without losing a golf ball!
I started the new record, but that one ended exactly nine holes later, on another par-3, the 17th. My record now stands at one. I managed play the finishing hole without losing a ball!
Here’s the final tally of holes/courses
7/4/13 Kingsbarns, Scotland 3
7/5/13 Carnoustie Golf Links, Scotland 18
7/6/13 Castle Course, Scotland 18
7/6/13 Balcomie Golf Links, Scotland 18
7/10/13 Bonneville Golf Club, Salt Lake City 9
7/15/13 Bonneville Golf Club, Salt Lake city 18
7/18/13 Cabo del Sol, Los Cabos Mexico 18
7/19/13 Cabo Real, Los Cabos Mexico 18
7/19/13 Diamante, Los Cabos Mexico 18
7/24/13 Bonneville Golf Club, Salt Lake City 18
7/25/13 Fore Lakes Executive Course, Murray UT 9
7/30/13 River Oaks Front Nine, Sandy UT 9 (174)
7/31/13 Bonneville Golf Club, Salt Lake City 18 (192)
8/3/13 Wingpointe Golf Course, Salt Lake City 7 holes (199)
The record spanned three countries and 12 courses (some I played more than once). It started in Scotland then went from there to the USA, Mexico and back to the USA.
That was fun.
Played 112 conescutive holes with ONE golf ball
Tony…I swear to you that I would have looked harder, longer and more thoroughly if I had understood the significance of that “rock smacking” ball!! Thank you though, for one of the most enjoyable scrambles in which I have participated.
No problem. I gave it ample time. What a number to end on, 199. I’m fairly sure that’s a record I’ll never top, but you never know. A few rounds on Mt. View and I could break it easy!