Golf Clubs – Records – Travel Golfer Aims To Set
Golf Clubs – Records – Travel Golfer Aims To Set World
Amateur golf player, Richard Suozzo attempts to break the
record for most golf courses played.
Richard Suozzo is an amateur golfer who has taken his golf playing
to the extreme, having played in some of the most inhibiting
environments in the world. For example, when he was swinging his golf
clubs in a South African national park, he had to sign an insurance
waiver on his life in case one of the wild animals surrounding the golf
course, came out and killed him!
Suozzo certainly likes to take risks when he’s playing golf
which is why he is hoping to gain a place in the Guinness Book of World
Records. As a non-competing amateur golf player, Suozzo is aiming to
break the record for the most golf courses played. He has already swung
his golf clubs in over 530 golf courses and has many more planned
throughout the world.
"I know the pros who have been playing for 50 years like Jack
Nicklaus and Gary Player are probably up in the thousands," he said.
"But, as a non-competing amateur, I might have a shot."
Unlike the pro golfers, Suozzo won’t have his expenses paid
for him to achieve his ultimate record. As a teacher and a part-time
umpire in Mount Vernon, New York, he has to choose his money and of his
golf course destinations very carefully. He plans to swing his golf
clubs on between 60-75 new golf courses per year for the next 5 years
which will bring him up to approximately 1000 courses.
When Suozzo sets off on his golf course challenge he often travels
across the country with only his tent and golf clubs. He says that he
only has a general idea of where he wants to play when he sets off and
just decides whether he likes the course when he gets there! But with
the world record in sight, Suozzo will probably find he will have to be
slightly more disciplined when it comes to choosing the right course.
When Suozzo travels overseas, he plans his itineraries more
carefully as he has to be aware of the culture he is playing in. For
example, when he last played in South Africa, he was held at gun point
when he stopped his car 5 streets away from the Presidential Palace!
Despite this incident, South Africa is one of Suozzo’s favourite
countries where he loves nothing better than swinging his golf clubs
and he is hoping that he will be able to increase his golf course
number here to achieve his world record goal.
In all, Suozzo has taken his golf clubs to 10 countries and 27
states which sets him well on his way to achieving the world record he
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