If you go out to the golf course and find yourself playing behind former MLB outfielder Eric Byrnes, chances are that you won’t be waiting long. In fact, Byrnes recently set a record for the most holes played in a 12-hour period.
Using only an eight iron and nearly always on the run, Byrnes completed 245 holes at Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park in the 12-hour period.
“Byrnes, 42, played polo style, which meant swinging one-handed while on the run,” Daniel Brown of Bay Area News Group reported. “He slowed only to tee off or to putt once the ball was within 5 feet of the hole. His first 18 holes took a mere 41 minutes.”
In total, Byrnes ran 65.5 miles. Though, it’s worth noting that if your goal is to record a low score on the course, this is probably not the best way to do it.
— Strava (@Strava) April 27, 2018
Guesstimating avg score per hole = 7
Average score per round = 126
13.5 rounds x 126 shots = 1701
Plus 2 extra holes = 1715 total shots 🤷♂️ https://t.co/MulSu3utM5
— Eric Byrnes (@byrnes22) April 27, 2018
Per Brown, the previous record was set by New Zealand’s Brad Luiten. In 2017, he played 237 holes in 12 hours without a cart. So, Byrnes broke the record with room to spare. It was also done for a noble cause, as the former MLB player raised upwards of $5,000 for non-toxic lymphoma research.