Boyne Falls, Mich. (July 22, 2008) - Michigan's Boyne Mountain Resort and News/Talk 760 WJR, based in Detroit, have successfully broken the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the Fastest Round of Golf. Despite rainy conditions at the event's start, over forty participants including many BOYNE golf professionals, gathered for the attempt and achieved their goal with an impressive time of 7 minutes, 56 seconds on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Boyne Mountain's Monument course.
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 with golfers in the fairway running 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 their 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 consecutively six times 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.
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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. With countless lodging and meeting facilities, eight championship golf courses, premiere snowsports terrain, three spas, distinctive dining, spectacular events and Michigan's largest indoor waterpark, we ask......what are you up for? For more information on BOYNE, please visit www.BOYNE.com.
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