Golf fanatic gets into the groove

ULTIMATE golf tragic, Japan's Yoshimassa Uehara, has achieved his dream.

Mr Uehara, 70, a guest at the RACV Royal Pines Resort at Benowa, spent last month trying to play 70 rounds of golf in 30 consecutive days.

It was a world record attempt - a total of 1260 holes of golf, or 42 holes a day for a month, is not something that Mr Uehara's mates are likely to beat.

News just in (after Mr Uehara finally finished checking his score card) is that he successfuly completed the golfing marathon, proving that for some fanatics too much golf is never enough.

In fact, Mr Uehara exceeded his aim of 70 rounds of golf in 30 days - he ended up completing a whopping 90 rounds in 30 days.

His daily routine was a 6.30am tee off, then 27 holes before breakfast at 9am. Mr Uehara set off again at 10.30am with his wife for another 27 holes.

Over the course of the month, Mr Uehara played to his handicap of eight, averaging eight over par.

By September 10, he was very tired, but continued to focus on his goal.

His best score and personal record was set on September 23, playing in very challenging conditions during the massive dust storm that swamped the Gold Coast.

Mr Uehara has been coming to Royal Pines twice a year for 10 years, staying an average of three weeks each time.

He will return in February to watch the Ladies Masters.

Well done, Mr Uehara!



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