MLB star breaks record for most golf holes played in 24 hours

Eric Byrnes

A former Major League Baseball player has set a new world record for the most golf holes played in a day.

Eric Byrnes, who played for the likes of Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners during a ten-year career in the MLB, played an incredible 420 holes in a 24-hour period at the Ritz Half Moon Bay in California earlier this week.

That’s the equivalent of 17.5 holes per hour – a hole every three-and-a-half minutes!

Byrnes, who used in a golf-in-the-dark ball during the hours of darkness, comfortably smashed the previous record of 401 holes set in 1971 and had a Guinness World Records representative there to officially record it.

There was a serious side to his efforts, too. Byrnes undertook the challenge to raise awareness for his "Let Them Play Foundation," an organisation dedicated to fighting inactivity among children.

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