The First Tee of Greater Austin Attempts Guinness World Record
Local children’s charity raising funds and awareness with local golf professionals
AUSTIN, TX (June 19, 2013) – The First Tee of Greater Austin (TFTGA) will partner with four Austin area PGA golf professionals to attempt a Guinness Book of World Record. Starting on Monday, July 1 at 6 a.m. and wrapping up on Tuesday, July 2 at 6 a.m. at Lakeway’s Live Oak Golf Club, the foursome will attempt the record for “Most Golf Holes Played by a Fourball in 24 Hours in a Cart.” The team must complete 235 holes of golf to beat the current record of 234 holes.
The team will play 24 hours non-stop in this fun community event that will raise money and awareness for The First Tee’s youth mentorship programs. “This will be such a fun way to engage our community, rally behind some excellent local golf professionals, and raise awareness and funds for an incredible youth development program,” said Jennifer MacCurrach, Executive Director of The First Tee of Great Austin and participant in the world record attempt.
MacCurrach will be joined by Bryan Benner, PGA Apprentice, Assistant Golf Professional at UT Golf Club; Aaron Chilek, PGA, Director of Golf at The Hills Country Club; and Mike Sizemore, PGA, Club Director at Barton Creek Country Club.
The Austin community can support TFTGA’s efforts and be a part of golf history by pledging $5 for every birdie, $10 for every eagle, $1 for every hole played, or a flat donation. Any donation over $50 will receive a commemorative tee-shirt celebrating the event.
For sponsorship opportunities, to make a pledge or donation, or to volunteer visit www.thefirstteeaustin.org/guinnesschallenge. For more information about the Guinness Challenge, contact Jennifer MacCurrach, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 512-732-0380 x206.
About The First Tee of Greater Austin
The First Tee of Greater Austin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The First Tee of Greater Austin will serve over 9,000 kids in 2013, primarily through it afterschool, camps and National School Program. The First Tee of Greater Austin is located at the Harvey Penick Golf Campus, a PGA TOUR designed 9 hole golf course at 5501 Ed Bluestein.