Speed Golf

Speed Golf

Post by James Robert Brewst » Sun, 14 May 1995 04:00:00


[ Article crossposted from rec.sport.golf ]
[ Author was James Robert Brewster ]
[ Posted on 13 May 1995 16:46:06 -0500 ]

 I am a 22-hadicap golfer but a good distance runner (7 handicap
I'd say). I've heard of a variant of our beloved game in which one runs
around the course and adds the number of strokes taken to the number of
minutes taken for the round.

Does anybody know of any tournaments played in this manner?

What is the record score for this?

Finding the correct strategic balance between playing fast and
keeping the number of strokes reasonable would be a lot of fun.
Especially if one has to decide how many clubs to carry. Assuming that
one had to carry your own clubs.

Really I'm just looking for a game that I might be good at, Even if I
have to invent one.

James

 
 
 

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Post by Ken Gulli » Mon, 15 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
> [ Article crossposted from rec.sport.golf ]
> [ Author was James Robert Brewster ]
> [ Posted on 13 May 1995 16:46:06 -0500 ]

> Really I'm just looking for a game that I might be good at, Even if I
> have to invent one.

This sounds like an interesting game, kind of like polo without the horse.
I think you should go ahead and invent it if it already hasn't been done.

You might also want to look into ORIENTEERING. I haven't actually done it
but I know its big in Sweden and growing here in Canada. It involves
navigating a preset course to find checkpoints, usually in a wooded area.
Speed counts - so it means running while carrying a map and compass. Kind
of like a car rally without the car.

Good luck.

--

Ken Gullins
Ottawa, Canada

 
 
 

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Post by Hand of Do » Mon, 15 May 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>  I am a 22-hadicap golfer but a good distance runner (7 handicap
> I'd say). I've heard of a variant of our beloved game in which one runs
> around the course and adds the number of strokes taken to the number of
> minutes taken for the round.

> Does anybody know of any tournaments played in this manner?

> What is the record score for this?

> Finding the correct strategic balance between playing fast and
> keeping the number of strokes reasonable would be a lot of fun.
> Especially if one has to decide how many clubs to carry. Assuming that
> one had to carry your own clubs.

> Really I'm just looking for a game that I might be good at, Even if I
> have to invent one.

> James

HaHa!  A CC buddy in high school and I used to play "running golf," where
only the time, not the strokes, counted in the end.  ie. whoever finished
first won, period.  We'd carry a club in each hand (I had a putter and a
5-iron).  I'd actually set up for shots but he'd play "polo" style, just
swinging at it every time he got near.  He was a much better runner than
I so he usually won.  We usually never got more than a few holes in before
the groundskeeper would chase us off...

-Travis

 
 
 

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Post by James Eag » Tue, 16 May 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>Concerning Speed Golf and in reply to the posting of


du)

There is an annual
speed golf tournament and one of the running magazines did an article on it
about a year ago.  They add your minutes of the run to your score for 18
holes to determine the winner.  You can have an "aid" who goes around in a
cart and carries your clubs, but most of the time I got the impression that
the golfer/runner was carrying a few clubs while running between shots.  To
the best of my memory,  Steve Scott, world class miler, shot 91 in 37
minutes and was third.  Some one, believe it or not, shot 75 in 39 minutes.

 
 
 

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Post by William Bahnfle » Wed, 17 May 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
Michael Tennent writes:

>> I am a 22-hadicap golfer but a good distance runner (7 handicap
>>I'd say). I've heard of a variant of our beloved game in which one
>runs
>>around the course and adds the number of strokes taken to the number
>of
>>minutes taken for the round.

>(snipped)
>Sounds like fun.
>The coach of our local High School golf team makes his players jog
>between shots when they practice. It builds their stamina and
>concentration.

I recall reading some time ago that Steve Scott is a whiz at this game.
 
 
 

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Post by Welsh3 » Wed, 17 May 1995 04:00:00

Try writing to Steve Scott, in care of Runner's World.  He is a great
golfer, plus an exceptional miler, even lately after all of his health
probs.  Maybe he can share some tips with you!!
 
 
 

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Post by Michael Tenne » Wed, 17 May 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>[ Article crossposted from rec.sport.golf ]
>[ Author was James Robert Brewster ]
>[ Posted on 13 May 1995 16:46:06 -0500 ]

> I am a 22-hadicap golfer but a good distance runner (7 handicap
>I'd say). I've heard of a variant of our beloved game in which one
runs
>around the course and adds the number of strokes taken to the number
of
>minutes taken for the round.

(snipped)

Sounds like fun.

The coach of our local High School golf team makes his players jog
between shots when they practice. It builds their stamina and
concentration.

Mike T.
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Post by Picasso3 course user » Wed, 17 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>>  I am a 22-hadicap golfer but a good distance runner (7 handicap
>> I'd say). I've heard of a variant of our beloved game in which one runs
>> around the course and adds the number of strokes taken to the number of
>> minutes taken for the round.

>> Really I'm just looking for a game that I might be good at, Even if I
>> have to invent one.

>> James

I saw that on MTV sports. Someone in California did something like 18 holes
in 37 minutes if I remeber well. And only the time taken to complete the
course was important, no matter the number of strokes. Seems to be fun!!

Yann.
---
Yann Prat
OECD Halden Reactor Project


 
 
 

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Post by Scott Zagari » Thu, 18 May 1995 04:00:00

For more info on Speed Golf and/or the PowerBar tournament, call Bob
Babbitt (speed golf founder and head speed duffer) at Competitor Magazine:
(619) 793-2711.

ZAG