A Guinness World Record Broken at Boyne

The speedy golfers set their blazing record on Boyne Mountain's The Monument Course.

The speedy golfers set their blazing record on Boyne Mountain’s The Monument Course.

Boyne USA

We don’t ever recommend hurrying through a round of golf at Boyne Mountain, but sometimes rules—and records—are meant to be broken.

And that’s exactly what pros and players from Michigan’s Boyne Mountain Resort and News/Talk 760 WJR, based in Detroit, did on July 20. Despite rainy conditions at the event’s start, more than forty participants gathered at Boyne Mountain’s Monument course to break the Guinness World Record™ (GWR) for the Fastest Round of Golf. Their effort was a success: 7 minutes, 56 seconds.

It worked like this: Golfers were strategically placed on the course’s tee boxes, along the fairways and on the greens. The timing began once the opening tee ball was struck. Golfers waiting in the fairway ran to hit the ball as it came to rest. When golfers on the green sunk the putt, the player on the next hole immediately hit the tee shot.

Video of the event, official timing, two elected officials and a minimum 6,000 course yardage were mandatory requirements. Boyne Mountain’s successful attempt utilized three holes played six times consecutively for 6,096 total yards.

“After our practice round was 9 minutes, 10 seconds and there were some kinks in there, I knew we had a shot at it,” said Dan Turcott, BOYNE events professional. “The record breaking round was magic—we were hitting fairways, in landing areas, on the greens, with efficient putting, and it was just incredible.”

Pending final confirmation from GWR, the Boyne Mountain/WJR team broke the previous record of 8 minutes, 47 seconds set by WJR’s sister station, WBAP, at Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound, Texas, in August of 2003.

BOYNE is a collection of mountain and golf resorts, retail stores and real estate opportunities based in Michigan. Each of the collection is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions and includes Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls; Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs and The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort in Bay Harbor as well as Bay Harbor Golf Club, Crooked Tree Golf Club, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, Boyne Country Sports and Boyne Realty.

For more info on Boyne’s countless lodging and meeting facilities, eight championship golf courses, premiere snowsports terrain, three spas, distinctive dining, spectacular events and Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, please visit BOYNE.com.

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