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The lengths of the holes Mike played were listed in the crawl on the live video. They were, in feet: 128, 84, 61, 81, 94, 79, 97, 82, and 105. That's an average of a shade over 90 feet per hole.

Looks like the final tally was 3105 holes, with 20 aces. Not bad work.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:26 PM
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As someone who has held this record before, the satipulation was that it needs to be a permenant course that is recognized by the governing body, so on the course list on the PDGA directory.
This is one hell of an effort, and all the props to him in the world. I know what he is going through physically. However, this sort of creates a slippery slope if we are able to play temporary courses, as we could make the course like 10' holes since no sane person would do that for a permenant course.
I'm curious if he is going through Guinness, I know the guy who beat my record with 1920 holes, did not go through Guinness, but it's still accepted as being the best at one point.
The course used IS a permanent course, listed in the PDGA Course Directory: Pyramids Pink.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:44 PM
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The course used IS a permanent course, listed in the PDGA Course Directory: Pyramids Pink.
That was modified for the purpose of this event, from what I'm seeing?

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:53 PM
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I am a former record holder (2010) and the official record keeper for "The Most Holes Played in 24 Hours".
The records can be found at DG Resources.

Over the years I have had discussions with WFDA's representative, Dan "Stork" Roddick, about the parameters for this record.

(P.S.- I still hold the distinction of being the oldest player to set this record. Age 51 at the time.)

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:56 PM
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That was modified for the purpose of this event, from what I'm seeing?
Holes were added to make it a 9 hole course instead of a 6 hole course.
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I'm simply pointing out, mes amigos, that the slope has begun to get slippery.
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Holes were added to make it a 9 hole course instead of a 6 hole course.
Exactly. I'm surprised that that doesn't disqualify it for consideration from the Guinness people. But then again - I'm just plain not a fan of this record in general as its evolved. I wish there'd been a minimum-hole-length requirement put in place long ago. I mean... 90 feet per hole? It is a record that has become somewhat disconnected from actually playing golf. It's more a test of who can find the shortest layout and keep moving, without emphasis on the ability to throw a shot with any measure of skill beyond rudimentary. An ultra-runner could likely shatter the record with maybe a week of practice with a couple of putters.

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I am a former record holder (2010) and the official record keeper for "The Most Holes Played in 24 Hours".
The records can be found at DG Resources.

Over the years I have had discussions with WFDA's representative, Dan "Stork" Roddick, about the parameters for this record.

(P.S.- I still hold the distinction of being the oldest player to set this record. Age 51 at the time.)
To my eyes - at least it is Mike himself taking the current title. As looking at that list he's probably the last person to have actually set it on a layout requiring some skill throwing the disc (I can't claim to know exactly where the boundary should be, but over 150 feet seems a good place to my own mind).
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I applaud what Mike Laterreur has accomplished. I have often told people that this record is simple: all you have to do is walk at top speed for 24 hours straight to log 50-65 or more miles, while throwing discs. Oh, and prepare all of the logistical support too. Mike L has done a worthy feat (that takes its toll on the feet)!
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To my eyes - at least it is Mike himself taking the current title. As looking at that list he's probably the last person to have actually set it on a layout requiring some skill throwing the disc (I can't claim to know exactly where the boundary should be, but over 150 feet seems a good place to my own mind).
I noted in my post above that I thought the last Mike to hold the record "legit in my eyes" was still holding it... my bad, I didn't realize that this was a different Mike going for it. I apologize.
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