Golf’s Incredible Ironman Has a Strong Body but a Tender Heart



"Ministering to children in many ways including being an important part of 'First Tee',

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“Absolutely Amazing!”


These Guinness World Records trademark words are used over and over to describe the varied and interesting

GWR marks set over the years, but those two words may not be adequate to depict the ongoing activities

of “Golf’s Ironman,” Bob Kurtz, who continues to amaze golf fans, year after year.


Kurtz, the multiple Guinness World Records holder, added to his remarkable achievements on his 78th

Birthday (May 23), when he played three different golf courses and shot better than his age on all three

venues on the same day.  The “Ironman” began at 6 a.m. on the testy Chesley Oak GC in Fairview, Alabama

and shot and unremarkable and easy 75 (36-39).  Kurtz and his caddy, grandson Brian Spicer, then drove

forty minutes to the Cross Creek GC, Hanceville, Alabama where he warmed up with a 71 (37-34) including five

birdies and four bogeys.


The adventure ended with a birthday party at Kurtz’ home course in Cullman after he fired a 74 (37-37) with four

Birdies and his only double bogey of the long day.  Friends and supports celebrated the remarkable achievement

with pledges and donations to suport the local children’s charities.


As always for the experienced GWR golfer, all courses were played at distances between 6,200 and 6,500 yards.


Note:  All the Golf Marathons and events of Bob Kurtz, “Golf’s Ironman,” are held to raise awareness and monies

          to the growing problem of child abuse and neglect and all monies raised go to support children’s charities.


MTC “Ministries To Children” is the sponsoring charity for these golf marathons.  MTC is a 501C3 charity.


Other Significant World Records attributed to Kurtz:

          500 consecutive holes played in 39 hours

          72 Holes of Golf played in three hours and five minutes

          Shot His Age 7 times in one day  (Official GWR mark)

          Played 1,850 Holes of golf in one week  (Official GWR mark)

          At St. Andrews, Kurtz played every golf course of the St. Andrews Trust including the Old Course during the St. Andrews Golf Festival Week

          Played 108 Holes at the Torrance Course in St. Andrews when the temperature 0 degrees Centigrade

          Set a World Record by playing 18 holes in 39 minutes and shooting a 71


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2019 Is Here!!

Golf’s Marathon Man Returns To Action

   A Golf Event For the Ages


    For more than a dozen years “Golf’s Ironman,” Bob Kurtz, has set multiple world records

for golf marathons, including two Guinness World Records marks that have been also

recognized by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.”  In 2011, the Ironman played 1,850 holes in one

week and in 2012, he shot his age or better SEVEN TIMES IN ONE DAY.  Both are considered

by GWR as significant golf records.

    Now, he’s at it again.


    All the world record attempts were fundraisers for hurting and abused children.

    On his birthday, May 23, Kurtz will attempt to play all three golf courses in Cullman County,

Alabama, his home, and better his age each round.  As always, he will not play Senior Tees

but play the courses at the longer distances.  Also, the distance between the three courses

(Chesley Oaks, Fairview Alabama, Cross Creek in Hanceville, and TP Country Club in Cullman)

will be more than 70 miles.


     As always, Kurtz responds, “It’s all about the children.”

    The interesting challenge is sponsored by “Ministries To Children,” the 501c3 charity established

to raise awareness of the challenges of single moms while also raising funds to distribute to deserving

children’s charities.


     Those wishing to be supportive of the Ironman’s latest challege, may simply make out a check to

MTC (Ministries To Children) and mail to P.0. Box 100, Cullman, Alabama 35056.


Ministries To Children

P.0. Box 100

Cullman, Alabama     35056 


MTC is a 501c3 charity and all gifts are 100 per cent tax deductible





2018 has been a good year for "The Ironman" and also for his important charity, "Ministries To Children", (MTC).
Already with three tournament wins and also significient monies raised for hurting children, the Ironman of Golf continues to amaze with his drive and achivements.
On the Sunbelt Senior Professional Gof Tour (second only to the Champions Tour in significence) Bob Kurtz shot below his age every round of the Alabama Tournament, The Yellowhammer Open, when he scored rounds of 71-71-73. This may never have been done before in the histor of professional golf competition!



The Ironman of Golf plays everywhere, seeking to use golf to raise monies for hurting children and to bring his

“Ironman” message of “Integrity, Responsibility, Optimism, and Noble purpose” to young boys and young men.

This photo was taken in beautiful Cooperstown, NY at the Hall of Fame Senior Open played on the Leatherstocking

GC next to lovely Lake Osego.     Photo by Milo Stewart, Jr.


Home          MTC Begins        History        Our Sharing

God The Father Always Smiles While Watching Happy Children At Play.

What If?

What if there were No abused children.

What if there were No single moms - only two loving parents for every child.

What if there we No more bullies.

What if every child was wanted, loved and valued.

What if every man assumed loving responsibility for every child he fathered.

Ministry To Children is dedicated to these dreams and goals. MTC raises monies for singsle momsand hurting children while challenging young men and boys to setp up to their Godly responsibility of caring Fatherhood. MTC works tirelessly to spread the message of the need for everyone to join in the battle against child abuse and neglect.

Please send your donations to MTC, PO Box 100, Cullman, Al. 35056


                          GOLF’S IRONMAN TO VISIT UPSTATE NEW YORK


        Why does “Golf’s Ironman,” Bob Kurtz, continue to set golf endurance records?  “Wherever

and whenever I can do my part to help ease the plight of hurting children, it’s worth the blood,

sweat, and blisters,” affirmed the Ironman.

         One of the significant efforts to help abused children is an upcoming golf marathon event

in Syracuse, New York to benefit the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center.  Perry Noun, the

event coordinator, plans to have 100 golfers play 100 holes as a fundraising effort on May 23.

         Two weeks before the marathon, Kurtz the Ironman, will play his own 100 hole exhibition at

Timber Banks Golf Club in Syracuse to bring attention to both the challenge of addressing the problem of

child abuse and neglect and also publicize the “100 Golfers for Kids” fundraiser.

          “Golf’s Ironman” will celebrate his 76th birthday in May but shows no signs of slowing down…

but then, he IS the Ironman.






Honoring Founder and Executive Director Bob Kurtz' 75th Year

Our Festive weekend will be May 21-23 with professional and other golf events at Terri Pines Country Club in Cullman, Alabama

A reception for Bob Kurtz will be held at St. John's Church in Cullman on Sunday, May 22

All the MTC celebration events and activities of 2016 are intended to draw attention to the enormity of the plight of America's neglected children and also to raise funds to bless and help everywhere we possibly can.


Ministries To Children is pleased to dedicate this 2016 year to Golf's Ironman and World Record Holder Bob Kurtz and to lift up his commitment to hurting children.

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