Friday, September 30, 2011

Golfers at Four Mile Ranch Attempt Two Guiness World Records Oct. 1

(Castle Pines, CO) - On Oct. 1, the golfers at Four Mile Ranch Golf Course in Canon City, Colo., will attempt to set two world records:
- Most holes in one on a golf course in a single day
- The lowest "ringer" score on a golf course in a single day

Internationally acclaimed architect Jim Engh's magical design will be set up by John Feeney, the course superintendent and wizard of agronomy, with the pin positions in the lowest point in each green's bowls to facilitate every player making holes-in-one, albatrosses, eagles and birdies.

The record the golfers are trying to beat is the 1989 US Open Record at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY; a record of 4 holes-in-one on a single day.

Two days ago, reported the following:
"Within a span of only five hours, four golfers somehow managed to accomplish the seemingly impossible for a casual player. Don Starkey, Ron Kosits, Maynard Thompson, and Merlyn Wilson all registered holes-in-one at the Plantation Course in Leesburg, FL - seriously.

"To put the feat into perspective, the National Hole-in-One Association calculated the odds of four golfers getting a hole-in-one at the same course on the same day. The results say something like that happens once every 260,000 days, or 712.33 years. In other words, humans would be lucky to still exist as a species the next time something like this happens."

The course will be set up at 6,500 yards, par 72. Each par 3 will play from at least 150 yards.

For a prime time rack rate fee, golfers will receive an 18-hole green fee, cart, range balls, one Guinness Beer upon completing their round, and a certificate acknowledging their attempt to break a world record. For slightly more, golfers can play all day on a space available basis.

As sponsor, J. J. Keegan, Managing Principal of Golf Convergence stated, "Golf is about entertainment. This is a fabulous event that is attracting golfer interest from the entire Front Range of Colorado. Will the record be broken? - possibly. More importantly, golfers will have a fun day at Four Mile Ranch playing Jim Engh's intriguing golf course, and the golf course will generate incremental revenue as it enters the slower Fall season. This is a perfect blend of the game of golf balanced with the business of golf, as the course booked to near capacity within 72 hours of announcing this exciting attempt."


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