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The Hundred Hole Hike is the brainchild of Jim Colton, a resident of the Chicago area who is something of a golf nut, and builds off of his successful golf marathon a year ago.

A member at Ballyneal in Colorado, Colton was moved after learning that Ben Cox, a Ballyneal caddie, was paralyzed as the result of a skiing accident. Last summer, Colton pledged to walk 108 holes in one day with the goal of raising $5,000 that would go to help defray some of the medical costs incurred by Cox. Here is a story about Cox and Colton from The Denver Post that provides great background.

To read more about the Hundred Hole Hike, or the golf charity that runs it, ONE DIVOT, go to the links or read more at the 2nd Swing Golf Blog

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I live in CO and play at 9,000+ feet...I love to walk, but with elevation changes and some distance between holes at Keystone, there is no way that I would try to walk 100+ holes.  Walked 9 the other day and just getting up to the first tee seemed like a workout.

Not sure if there is enough time in the day here to do 100+ holes.  When I played the other day, I had the first time at 10:05 as there was a frost hold.  With it being dark by about 8 pm, you would have to average about 9+ holes per hour to get in 100+.  I can walk 9 in an hour, but only on a flat course without having to wait for anyone.

If you want the post to stay alive, you should ask some sort of questions like "what is the most holes you have played in a day?"

In recent years, I don`t recall playing more than 18, but as a teenager, I know I did at least 36 and probably more a number of times.

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Is 100 holes in a day even possible? Assuming you play 13 hours of non-stop golf (7am to 8pm), you need to average almost exactly 2hrs 20min per 18 holes. Walking a full course, when you're never waiting on anyone and playing briskly, takes a little under 2 hours, maybe a bit less depending on how long the course is and how spread out it is. You would need to keep this up for 13 hours straight. Taking a break to eat or rest would give you even less wiggle room. Assuming you're on a course with other people, this won't happen. You can't play golf all day on a normal course and average speeds that fast.
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If you guys read the blog it says he started before sunrise and played until after sunet.

After collecting pledges from golfers across North America – many of which hinged on how many holes he could play – Colton played from before sunrise until after sunset. When it was done, he had played 155 holes in one day. Between the pledges and an online raffle of great golf prizes, Colton raised more than $110,000 for Cox.

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Originally Posted by B-Con

Is 100 holes in a day even possible?

Assuming you play 13 hours of non-stop golf (7am to 8pm), you need to average almost exactly 2hrs 20min per 18 holes.

Walking a full course, when you're never waiting on anyone and playing briskly, takes a little under 2 hours, maybe a bit less depending on how long the course is and how spread out it is. You would need to keep this up for 13 hours straight. Taking a break to eat or rest would give you even less wiggle room.

Assuming you're on a course with other people, this won't happen. You can't play golf all day on a normal course and average speeds that fast.

Maybe not with others at a normal rate, but under extreme conditions, it may be possible after all.  Here's a quote from Jeff Shelman's piece on the Hundred Hole Hike-- 2nd Swing Golf Blog

"After collecting pledges from golfers across North America – many of which hinged on how many holes he could play – Colton played from before sunrise until after sunset. When it was done, he had played 155 holes in one day. Between the pledges and an online raffle of great golf prizes, Colton raised more than $110,000 for Cox." -  Jeff Shelman, Only Golf Matters.com

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Originally Posted by jcolton31

I teed off about 4:45 AM and played until about 8:55 PM. Sunrise is about 5:15 and sunset is about 8:25 around that time of year.

That is a great feat - and awesome that you raised money for such a good cause.  Pretty inspirational!

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Originally Posted by jcolton31

I teed off about 4:45 AM and played until about 8:55 PM. Sunrise is about 5:15 and sunset is about 8:25 around that time of year.

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