100 Years, 100 Holes... 1 day.
By Torleif Sorenson on 7/3/13
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Port Broughton Golf Club, which is located northwest of Adelaide in South Australia. It is not the fanciest course you'll ever see — in fact, it's a "black soil-scrape" course. Each summer, the club chooses nine of the 18 holes that are in the best condition to play, and uses those for the season. The mostly-flattish course has no bunkers or water, either.
But it was the scene of a centenery celebation last Friday. Michael Krieger, the current president of Golf South Australia's Northern District Golf Association, marked the anniversary by playing 100 holes with close friend Craig Stringer at Port Broughton — the last two in vintage garb and playing with hickory-shafted clubs.
"We ran between holes at the start, then reality set in. We eased off a bit towards the end and managed to finish at 3:30 p.m. with plenty of daylight to spare. Adrenaline kept us going."One hundred holes of golf in one day would be impressive under any circumstances. What makes this especially notable is that this is winter in Australia. Sunrise in Adelaide these days is just before 7:30 a.m., while sunset is at 5:15 p.m.
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