I have a “40 before 40” list. This is a list of 40 things I want to do before I turn 40. I got the idea from my sister who did a 30 before 30 list and I am still working on mine because I only have 27 items listed.
My list ranges from things like seeing a game in Fenway and going to Cooperstown to having a father/daughter date with my baby girl (will be one of the last things I do before 40 so she is a bit older) to silly stuff like I want to brew my own beer. One of the items on my list was that I wanted to play 54 holes of golf in one day and walk all 54 holes.
I have played 36 holes many times. I have played 36 holes and walked all 36 plenty of times. I have played 90 holes of golf in a four day stretch. I have never played three full rounds of golf in one day.
Why did I do this? Well, I love golf, first of all so why not play golf from sun up to sun down? I am more fit now than I used to be, so I challenged myself by walking all 54 holes (and carrying my clubs – no push cart here).
I knew I had to do a few things: I had to do this during one of the longest days of the year and I probably had to do all three rounds at the same course – preferably a course that is easy to walk. Continue reading