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.

Golf News

The Open 2019: Round 2 tee times
Tiger Woods makes worrying admission after opening round
'Beef' full of praise for Robert MacIntyre
David Duval sets new record for worst score at The Open
Rory McIlroy endures NIGHTMARE start to The Open

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
A simple tip to help fight your slice
Watch
play button
Commit to each swing
Watch
play button
How to stop hooking the ball
Callaway
play button
Stop the hands from flipping over
Watch
See all videos right arrow