Monday, October 27, 2014


Former Tiger team-mate ELI CRUM wins Speedgolf World Championship

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With a round of four-over 76, achieved in 46 min and 1sec play,, Eli Crum of Boise, Idaho, headed a field of 31 competitors to win the  2014 Speedgolf World Championship on Sunday at Brandon Dunes in Oregon.
With Saturday's round rained off, the 36-hole event was sized down to just 18 on Sunday. 
Crum didn't make any birdies, but did par 15 of 18 holes in an average of 2min 30 sec per hole.
“I’ve found you need to be more than just a golfer to win an event like this – you have to be an athlete,” said Crum. 
“It’s a big deal to win a world championship, but to win the Speedgolf World Championship at a golf mecca like Bandon Dunes really means a lot.”
Crum was actually a four-year member of the Stanford University, California golf team and in the same class as some guy named Tiger Woods.
Speedgolf scores are determined by adding a player's time taken and total number of strokes. Crum's combined "score" of 122.01 (76 + 46.01) just edged that of Ireland's Rob Hogan (122.57). The man from Galway shot 83 in a remarkable 39:57, posting the only round under 40min. 
It was the closest finish in the event's three-year history.
Hogan won last year's event over two rounds with a score of 236.55. In 2013, the Irishman shot a first-round 77 at Old Macdonald in only 39min 31sec and followed with a 79 in 41:24 at Bandon Dunes.

+EDITOR'S NOTE: No mention of the competitors being able to use buggies. Presumably not but an average course is between three and four miles long. I read once that an average walking speed covers a mile in 9min. Work it out from there ... not much time left to hit the ball!



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