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Speed, golf sometimes blend perfectly

Posted at 4:58 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 19:12:47-04

"Our second-place team last year ... I will forgo the name of what they are, but he actually had tore the meniscus last year, so we do need medical staff on call," speed golfer James Kelly said.

Sounds like serious business, for a serious cause.

"People are so intense ... and I think there's a love of the game of golf, and learning how to wreck it in a beautiful way. But then also a love for the kids that we serve at Big Brothers Big Sisters," Jaymee Harvey-Willms said. On Friday at Kettle Hills Golf Course, various teams and single golfers will play as many holes as they can between 8 in the morning and 5 at night.

"Even crazier this year... we did 227 holes last year. We did have some competition last year. Most of the ego you heard Jaymee speak about is everyone trying to catch up to the two-time defending champs," Kelly said.

"The toughest things that life has to offer ... that if you don't laugh along the way, you're probably not going to handle it. But, things like this do a couple things. They show our kids that anything can be done. You can golf 228 holes in a day, which means you can probably also apply to that college," Harvey-Willms said.

The records are staggering.

"Two hundred twenty-seven holes as a team ... individually I believe we had somebody do 198 last year. Which, that's really impressive. I did 186. I don't know how he did 198," Kelly said.

And after I give this thing a try, you realize there is a strategy involved.

"I just putt with a wedge or a 5 iron or driver, whatever I've got in my hand," Kelly said.

Today's TMJ4 Main Sports Anchor Lance Allan asked, "And that's basically what you have?"

"I've got my wedge in my hands," Kelly said.

"So your strategy is, OK, your ball's on the green, obviously, so you just come up?" Allan asked.

"Come up to it. And then basically what you're doing is, you're not chipping it off the green. You're bringing the club up just a little bit. And you're just hitting it like a putt," Kelly said.