MISCELLANEOUS


Pete COLEMAN

Tour Caddie

Official 2008 Open Players Edition Strokesaver signed by Pete Coleman


Peter DOBEREINER

1993 Memorial Tournament Hospitality badge issued to

Golf Journalist Peter Dobereiner


Butch HARMON

Set of Four Instructional Videos signed by Butch Harmon


Bob KURTZ

Guinness Book of World Records holder for

most golf holes played in a week

Most Golf Holes Played in A Week

Pastor Bob Kurtz sets world record

June 2011

HARTSELLE, AL, USA -- Pastor Bob Kurtz, aka "Golf's Iron Man", a 70-year-old

Episcopalian vicar, completed 1,850 holes of golf in a seven-day period at

 Quail Creek Golf Resort with 7,591 strokes for an average of 74.55 — only

 2.55 strokes over par - setting the new world record for Most Golf Holes

 Played in a Week.

The previous Guinness world record for the Most golf holes played in seven

 Days (cart) was set by Thomas Bucci (USA), who completed 1,801 golf

 holes in seven days at the Albany Country Club, Voorheesville, New York,

 USA.

"I was a little disappointed in my scores," Kurtz said. "I kept thinking that I

 wasgoing to have one monster round. On one, I got off to a good start

with several birdies on the front nine but finished the back nine with a 40."

He did it with the help of nearly 100 volunteers, teeing up balls, tracking

 Scores and running the operation.

"He did it through spells of dehydration, sore hands, sore feet, blood

 blisters,record-setting heat and nightly IV drips.

He also did it with an average score of 74.55 per 18 holes, shooting better

 Than his age six times."

"To put this in perspective, the previous three people who set this record

 were 44,34 and 28," Mike Janela, a representative of Guinness World

 Records, said. "So that makes this record even more special."

The record-setting and mind-numbing performance also raised money to

 helpprovide relief to victims of the recent tornadoes in the region.”

The actual Driver he used in his successful World Record attempt.

Bob’s Official Website

Tee Times newspaper signed by Bob Kurtz featuring his World Record


JEFF ‘Squeeky’ MEDLIN

Jeff "Squeeky" Medlin, who caddied for Nick Price. "Squeeky" passed away

 in 1998, but as he battled Leukaemia before passing on, many of the

 Professional Golfers and their caddies showed their support for "Squeeky"

 by wearing ribbons with his nickname and a Leukaemia pin attached. This

 particular ribbon and pin was worn by the golfers and caddies at the 1997

 Masters


Leroy NEIMAN

‘The Golden Bear’ card signed by Artist Leroy Neiman


John PARAMOR

European Tour Chief Referee

John Paramor’s personal Rules of Golf used during 2007 (signed)


Harvey PENICK

‘And If You Play Golf, You’re My Friend’ Book

personally signed and inscribed by Harvey Penick


Karsten SOLHEIM

Official Memorial programme from funeral service

of Karsten Solheim 22 February 2000


GOLFCROSS

Original GolfCross ball


GolfCross is a variant of golf developed in New Zealand by Burton Silver.

It is similar to golf, except that it uses an oval ball and holes are replaced

 by suspended goal nets. In addition, the green is replaced by a "yard",

 and a player whose ball lies in the yard has the right to turn the goal net

 so as to face them.

According to Silver, the oval ball is designed so as to give the player more

 control over where the ball travels. Burton Silver explains:

    The round ball is exactly right for golf which requires it to be hit along

 the ground as well as through the air. But if a game has no need to for

 the ball to roll towards a target, the oval shape - which is easier to

 control - becomes an interesting alternative.

Because the oval ball spins on two axes, it is almost impossible to hook or

 slice it. However, controlled hooks and slices are easily achieved by

 angling the ball on the specially designed tee adaptor. Back-spinning

 the ball and running it on is also achievable by the way in which the ball

 is set up on the tee.

According to NZ player Greg Turner, GolfCross is a more strategic and

 tactical game than regular golf, especially in match play, and because

 players are shooting for goal it tends to be more dramatic and exciting

 to play and watch.

GolfCross can bring back many advantages to normal golf. The mindset

 that the ball will hardly ever slice or hook can be bought back to golf

 and used effectively.

There are GolfCross courses in Germany, Argentina, England, Ireland,

 Scotland and New Zealand. It is still unclear how widely GolfCross is

 played. Recent interest has centered on its ecological advantages.

 Because it doesn't use putting greens, agricultural chemicals can be

 done away with, and because the ball is easy for any player to back

 spin, fairways don't require irrigating to keep them soft in order to

reduce run-on.

Official Website www.golfcross.com


NIKE BLACK LIMITED EDITION GOLF BALL

Four PGA Tour golfers, all under contract to Nike, agreed to play a black

 golf ball on the par-3, 162-yard 16th hole at the TPC of Scottsdale, during

 the 2005 FBR Open in Arizona, to call attention to the new Nike Black

 One ball, which isn't totally black like the promotional ball.

None of the four, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard, K.J. Choi or Rory Sabbatini,

 came close to a hole-in-one, but they got the effect Nike wanted with

 the promotion.

 The hole is similar to an amphitheater, with more than 7,000 mostly rowdy

 spectators watching. The combination of the odd black ball, the fans

and the TV audience had phones ringing at the club during the

 tournament and at Nike headquarters