120 Rounds on the 59th day of the year! I would say that is about 2 a day average….
Still feels WAY behind average of 2.5 a day (where Barry was before we left for Hawaii). So it feels like 2 a day is not that great (…to Barry…but sane people are usually impressed).
And it is 21.34 rounds ahead of “pace” to beat the record of 611.
Number of hours this has all taken? Barry has spent over 2 weeks golfing this year (closer to 15 days, actually).
Does she realize how important she must be?!?!? Almost nothing drags this guy off the course early, BUT…
We are going to her party to celebrate with the birthday girl and many other friends tonight! Have walked over 820 miles since January 1, so hoping there is a comfortable seat waiting.
Happy Birthday Kristen!
Barry had an appointment today, so played 2 rounds, left, and came back for more around 3:50.
I walked (and played) with him on the last tee time. No one was out there, but we had a five-some behind us. When we were approaching the green on number 4 at The Hills, they were just finishing up on number 2! Glad we got out ahead. And I think they were too, because they were just having a fun time with no sense of urgency. We, on the other hand, were in a race with the sun!
I went into the Hills to have an adult beverage and wait for Barry to play 4 more holes, starting at 6:30. When I told Paul, the bartender, that Barry would be there in a few minutes because he still had 4 holes, Paul said, “Uhhh… he does know it is dark out…doesn’t he?”
You gotta do what you gotta do…
A frost delay adds another bit of challenge, because the sun won’t oblige and delay its setting. At 6:27 (sunset as of today) 3 holes still needed to be played. With no glow-in-the-dark ball, but also no one else crazy enough to still be out there, it took until 6:47 to get the job done!
This morning was supposed to be rainy and it wasn’t so bad. Then the afternoon got very windy, so the course was very empty.
54 holes in 6 hours and 57 minutes! Close to averaging 2 rounds per day even with 12 days off in Hawaii.
In the middle round, shot a 75 even in these conditions, so not a bad day, despite the weather…
Barry’s dad turned 82 today and he would love to come from Denver to golf some rounds during the record-breaking year. He (Barry’s dad) will have to do a cart, but it would be a memory-maker, driving alongside his son. Hope it happens.
At 730 miles that is like walking from Denver to Salt Lake City and back! Another perspective… it is equal to over 27 marathons in 53 days… A marathon distance every 2 days!
No wonder it is a challenge to keep the feet feeling good, and the Christmas present golf bag is already wearing out!
But that was not the last round of the day! Two kids and a wife joined for round #101, ending the day on a good note. All of them also walked the 18 holes.
The consensus is that they like going directly to their shots and not having to worry about the carts. Also, that although 18 walking tires out mere mortals (to about the same degree that 54 seems to tire Mr. Record Breaker), it is not until about the last 5 holes that it is noticeable. This photo makes it look like the older generation had a few flat tires…
This one is end of round, walking up number 18 Flintrock.
After a walking 6 or 7 miles one has had enough exercise to work up a big appetite. Lupe Tortilla here we come!
Out of solidarity we will be a walking golf family for a while…
Feb 18th, 19th and 20th! And still not caught up to pre-vacation pace! The weather makes it hard not to just keep going (and going).
First round of the day can be done in roughly 2 hours, if get first tee-time or close. Second round under three hours.
What is hard is when the 3rd round of the day takes longer than the other two combined!
It has happened 🙂
Behind pace no with the vacation, and the weather is cooperating nicely. 54 holes each of the last 2 days. The old feet feel like there were never any days just relaxing on the beach. Thank goodness valentine’s can be supportive of golf records and play together on such a beautiful day. Joy walked an entire 18 out of solidarity!
Thank goodness for Mr Epsom and those salts. Sore muscles + sore feet = Jacuzzi
The overnight flight from Maui gave us another whole day in the pool cabana, but the “change of equipment” on our flight left us with different seats than we had expected (or had boarding passes for)! Consequently, not the sleep we had hoped to get.
Landed at 12:30 and on the course in time to get in 18 before dark! Back in the saddle again…