Imagine playing 2001 Golf holes in 7 days? That’s 16 rounds per day!
Meet Mick McLoughlin – he is doing just that on Sunday to secure the world record and he plans to raise $250,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland in Australia.
The Brisbane philanthropist is determined to become the country’s newest world record holder.
Starting this Sunday at Wynnum Golf Club in Brisbane, Mick plans to play 286 holes or 16 rounds per day.
“I was sitting in an RMHC SEQ Board meeting in late 2020 listening to how difficult Covid-19 was making operations and fundraising,” he says. “Our usual fundraising events weren’t an option, and the biggest event of the year – the annual ball – was cancelled. So, I made myself think outside the square, and decided to challenge myself as an individual and make the charity the beneficiary. I just needed the idea!” said Mick.
“Then a little later, I was in Tenterfield in November 2020 and saw memorabilia on the wall of a golfer from that area, who created a World Record of 1800 golf holes in seven days (cart assisted), and thought, that’s it, that’s me. I investigated the record further and found it had been broken by a golfer from Idaho, Geno Bonnelli, who holds the current record of 2000 holes. I decided then and there that’s my idea, I’m going to go for the world record and raise money along the way. I called the current record holder Geno Bonnelli and he said, ‘while I don’t want to lose my world record title, if I have to, then I want to lose it to you in raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland,’ which made me even more determined.”
Geno set the record at the Lewiston Country Club in Idaho from 27 June to 3 July 2011. He averaged 71.802 per round on a par 72 course with a round low for the week of 64 which included 9 birdies and eagles.
Find out more here: micksgolfchallenge.org.au