Flying

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):

HOLE YARD PAR Avg vsPar Rk Eagle Bird Par Bog Dbl Other
1 499 5 5.48 0.48 16 0 5 26 13 7 2
2 213 3 3.74 0.74 9 0 1 21 20 10 2
3 434 4 4.61 0.61 12 0 2 23 19 8 2
4 331 4 4.54 0.54 14 0 4 22 19 7 2
5 445 4 5.16 1.16 2 0 0 9 27 14 5
6 434 4 4.93 0.93 5 0 1 17 21 11 5
7 173 3 3.51 0.51 15 0 5 20 24 3 3
8 461 4 5 1 4 0 3 18 17 9 6
9 626 5 5.71 0.71 10 0 2 16 30 5 2
OUT 3616 36 42.68 6.68 0 23 172 190 74 29
10 553 5 5.65 0.65 11 0 4 19 20 10 2
11 187 3 3.78 0.78 7 0 0 19 24 11 1
12 417 4 5.07 1.07 3 0 0 13 25 11 7
13 135 3 3.33 0.33 18 0 3 31 19 2 1
14 366 4 4.77 0.77 8 0 4 16 24 9 4
15 431 4 4.91 0.91 6 0 0 18 23 10 5
16 425 4 4.59 0.59 13 0 3 23 19 5 5
17 473 4 5.38 1.38 1 0 2 6 18 20 7
18 499 5 5.46 0.46 17 0 8 21 13 10 2
IN 3486 36 42.94 6.94 0 24 166 185 88 34
TOTAL 7102 72 85.62 13.62 0 47 338 375 162 63
Golfer Holes Walked Cause
Alex Kapugi 100 Cancer Support Center Pledge to this golfer
Brian Hilko 108 Evans Scholars Foundation Pledge to this golfer
Derek Linde 108 The First Tee of Greater Chicago Pledge to this golfer
Doug Fischer 108 The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Pledge to this golfer
Erik Skurka 127 Evans Scholars Foundation Pledge to this golfer
Howard Riefs 109 The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Pledge to this golfer
Jeff Tang 108 Els for Autism Pledge to this golfer
Joe Aschacher 100 Kidney Cancer Association Pledge to this golfer
Jonathan Decker 155 Evans Scholars Foundation Pledge to this golfer
Matt Sander 113 The Stuttering Foundation of America Pledge to this golfer
Norm Olsen 108 Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Pledge to this golfer
Sven Nilsen 108 Evans Scholars Foundation Pledge to this golfer

Screen Grabs:

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



Final recorded putt, by Derek Linde
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Comments

brandon.urban's picture

After adding up 9, 18, 9 and 7 this poor guy realizes he still has 67 holes to go to hit 100.