A Successful 102 Holes

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I've finished the Hundred Hole Hike and it was a true honor to be involved in the event. I made it through 102 holes at Dormie Club and I have plenty of blisters to show for it :)

I played the 18 hole loop for five rounds and then did the final 12 holes by walking the 1,2,3 loop four times as the sun started to set. I chose to carry my own bag for the duration of the day and hiked all 102 holes alone. The course was closed for the day and I successfully avoided hitting any of the maintenance people with stray balls (although I did manage to hit a few tractors throughout the day).

I chose Dormie Club (http://dormieclub.net) because it was built as a minimalist course by my favorite golf course architects - Coore & Crenshaw (http://www.coorecrenshaw.com/). The day before the hike was the first day that I played Dormie and after spending quite a bit of time there I can say that it is a wonderful course. The course was built as a walking course and they are offering the public the ability to play the course in limited numbers for the near future. If you'll be in the Pinehurst area, I'd highly recommend swinging by and playing a few rounds. They were extremely accommodating in allowing me to spend the day on the course without any distractions and the beauty of the course and surroundings kept me smiling the entire time.

I managed to raise over $1200 for the Shivas Irons Society (http://shivas.org) and I'm very excited that I was backed by such a wonderful group of people that contributed to the cause.

I'll also be auctioning off the MacKenzie Ballistic Walker that I used for the hike. I carried the bag throughout the 102 holes and it is a wonderful bag. The proceeds of the donation will also be passed along to The Shivas Irons Society. If you're looking for a great golf bag - this would be a nice one to consider. If you're interested in bidding for the bag, I'll be posting the details and where you can go to bid by the end of next week on the Fresh Golf Reviews Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreshGolfReviews).

A big thank you certainly goes out to this whole community for providing the channel and inspiration to take on this challenge. It's certainly one that I'll be talking about for quite some time to come.