The first Hundred Hole Hike event ever, at Flossmoor Country Club outside Chicago, was a huge success. Thank you to the members and staff at Flossmoor for allowing us to hold our event at your great course. 12 die-hard Chicago-area golfer teed-off around 4:45 A.M. Monday and battled oppressive heat, humidity and 25-35 miles per hour winds. All 12 golfers met their goal of 100 holes. Many surpassed it. Altogether, the Flossmoor hikers played 1,352 holes, walked approximately 400 miles and raised over $33,000 for seven different worthwhile charities.
I was glad to be out there yesterday, caddying for my best friend, Jeff Tang, and his Hundred Hole Hike for Els for Autism. In a lifetime of memorable shared experiences on the golf course, this one had to top them all. Jefe, always the grinder, managed to grind it out for 108 holes. It was always pretty, in fact it was rarely pretty, but Jeff kept on trucking until putt dropped, with about 32 more miles on the odometer than when he started.
Here's 16-hours of footage condensed down to 4 minutes. The instrumental is an old Pete Rock track, aptly named 'Flying'.
If you blink, you might miss Jefe and a guy in an orange hat at 5:34 AM, 7:23 AM, 9:17 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:56 PM and 4:26 PM. Extrapolating, you'll notice, not surprisingly, our splits got progressively longer (1:51, 1:54, 2:13, 2:26, 2:30) as the day went on. The last nine holes were a complete blur.
Check back on this post for additional fun facts and thoughts from the other Flossmoor hikers.
Aggregate Hole Stats (7 out of 12 golfers reporting):
|Joe Aschacher's entourage. It resembled Team Tiger rolling through a PGA Tour stop.|
|Brian Hilko too tired or too lazy to fix his own ball mark
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