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Swiss golfer plays 252 holes in 12 hours for Guinness record

Jurg Randegger played 252 holes of golf in 12 hours at the Ostschweizerischen Golf Club in Niederburen, Switzerland, to set a new Guinness World Record. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records
Jurg Randegger played 252 holes of golf in 12 hours at the Ostschweizerischen Golf Club in Niederburen, Switzerland, to set a new Guinness World Record. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

June 9 (UPI) -- A Swiss man combined his hobbies of golf and running to set a Guinness World Record by playing 252 holes of golf in 12 hours.

Jurg Randegger took to the links at Ostschweizerischen Golf Club in Niederburen, Switzerland, and played the entire course 14 times through in 12 hours to set the record.

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Randegger performed the feat on foot, as use of a golf cart was banned by Guinness rules.

The record attempt raised money for Special Olympics Switzerland.

"Jurg attempted this record not only for his love of running and golf but also to bring awareness to the Special Olympics Switzerland that help people, through the power of sports, with intellectual disabilities," Guinness World Records said in announcing the record.

Guinness said Randegger beat the previous record by 31 holes.

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