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Texas man sets record for golf rounds

Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM   |   Comments

DALLAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A Texas man says he has attained his goal of setting a world record by playing 600 rounds of golf in one year.

Richard Lewis set out to last year to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by playing up to 56 holes of golf a day, WFAA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth, reported Thursday.

"These feet have walked 4,000 miles," Lewis said, refusing to use a golf cart for his record attempt. "I'm addicted; what can I say?"

"If nobody knew about this, I would be just as satisfied, because I know I did it and no one else in the whole wide world has ever done it," he said. "That is special to me."

Lewis, 64, admits that his obsession with the sport led to two divorces, but that the golf course is the place that makes him happiest.

"You have to be a little over the edge to do this," Lewis concedes.

The Guinness Book of World Records required Lewis to sign in and out with golf pros to prove he had completed each round.

In the end he played 611 rounds of golf, 11 more than he expected.

His average score per round was 78.5.

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