Born in Queensland, businessman and philanthropist Mick McLoughlin stands on the edge of greatness as he prepares for a task of considerable proportions: the Guinness World Record for the most holes of golf played in a single week (cart-assisted).
The numbers would intimidate any lesser man – but old pal McLoughlin is clearly no mortal. In 7 days he has to play a total of 2,001 holes. That is an average of 286 holes or 16 complete rounds per day. And in addition to the upcoming golf world record attempt, McLoughlin is also trying to raise $ 250,000 on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
“The world title is one challenge, but raising $ 250,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland is the other,” says Mick McLoughlin.
“They belong together – and I urge Queensland companies and individuals who can dig deep and come on board. Fans can donate as little or as much, or they can bid to appear on the pitch during the challenge, buy a ball, and much more. “
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Mick McLoughlin is already busy. After 6 months of training and another 6 months to Showtime, the world record challenger with the most golf holes in a single week is currently hitting about 1,000 balls a day on the driving range at Golf Central, Brisbane Airport – and facility that actually made him an ambassador who fully supports what is to come.
The 58-year-old fighter has hired a trainer on Quinten How to ensure that his skills on the green are honed like no other in due course; with a focus on building the core and shoulder muscles of the former. Yes, despite what you think and all those tired jokes, golf actually requires some athleticism.
“I called the current world record holder Geno Bonnelli and he said, ‘I don’t want to lose my world record title, but if I have to, I want to lose it to you by raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House’ – that got me made even more determined. “
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The Geno Bonnelli he speaks of set the current record of 2,000 holes at Lewiston Country Club in Lewiston, Idaho, between June 27 and July 3, 2011. The reigning champion made it on a par 72 course in Average of 71,802 per round with a lap low for the week of 64 that included 9 birdies and eagles. According to Medianet, the American has vowed to return and challenge the title again if our domestic contender proves successful.
It all goes from November 21st to November 27th later this year. We will inform you in due course whether Mick McLoughlin was indeed immortalized in the annals of history.
Good luck and good luck buddy.