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Swiss golfer breaks record for most holes played in a day

10.37am 4th June 2021 - People

Swiss golfer Jürg Randegger has himself earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records after playing 252 holes in 12 hours at Ostschweizerische Golf Club, St. Gallen, Switzerland on May 21.

During the attempt, Jürg ran 93km, took 1,348 strokes, lost 8 balls and had 5 birdies. He did this with the help of just a 7-iron.

Jürg attempted this record not only for his love of running and golf, but also to bring awareness to the Special Olympics Switzerland, a Swiss-based charity which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship.

Jürg Randegger celebrates his new world record
Jurg covered 93km in 12 hours and played 252 holes
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