January 10, 2024 - Golf GameBook

Breaking Records: Conquering 580 Courses in 365 Days

Discover the remarkable story of Patrick Koenig, who shattered records and pushed boundaries by playing an incredible 580 different 18-hole golf courses in just one year.

Now, 580 rounds of golf may sound like a staggering number, but what truly sets this achievement apart is the fact that each round unfolded on a distinct 18-hole golf course, boasting a minimum length of 6000 yards. This not only surpasses the previous record of 449 different courses in a year but also translates to an astonishing 10,440 unique golf holes played in the span of 365 days.

Patrick’s golfing escapade unfolded across 41 different states, spanned three countries (USA, Finland, and Sweden), and featured encounters with over 1,200 fellow golf enthusiasts. The journey commenced on January 3, 2023, in Laguna Beach, California, and concluded at the prestigious Chambers Bay on January 2, 2024.

Now, let’s delve into some fascinating figures from this extraordinary world-record adventure:

• Courses Conquered: 580
• Rounds of Golf: 580
• Holes Mastered: 10,440
• Golf Companions: Approximately 1,200
• Largest RGV Tour 2.0 Event: 74 players at Chambers Bay – https://tournament-site.golfgamebook.com/tournament/57188 

Additional Golf Stats:

• Total Strokes: 44,660
• Total Putts: 19,082
• Best Round: 67
• Worst Round: 91
• Longest Drive: 381 yards

Geographical Exploration:

• States Visited: 41
• Countries Explored: 3 (USA, Finland, Sweden)
• Miles Covered: 35,145
• Problems with the RV: Let’s just say it experienced its fair share of wear and tear — so much so that we lost count of the broken items along the way.

And if anyone questions the “Why?”, Patrick’s response echoes with a resounding “Why not?”. Embrace your wildest dreams and witness the joy they can bring. The impact of this project extended beyond the golf course, raising over $40,000 for various charities across the United States. 

Notably, Patrick’s accomplishment has gained global recognition from esteemed publications such as the Wall Street Journal, PGA.com, NBC, USA Today, CBS, Golf Digest, ABC, Fox News, Today’s Golfer, Norsk Golf, Svensk Golf and many more.

Explore the media buzz surrounding The RGV Tour 2.0 through the curated list of stories. The world witnessed an extraordinary golfing saga — one that defies limits, inspires, and celebrates the pursuit of passion:

Wall Street Journal: The Hero Maniac Who Played 580 Golf Courses in One Year

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://www.wsj.com/sports/golf/patrick-koenig-580-rounds-world-record-one-year-b666da93

PGA.com: A Journey Inside Patrick Koenig’s World-Record Breaking Golf RV Tour

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://www.pga.com/story/a-journey-inside-patrick-koenigs-world-record-breaking-golf-rv-tour

NBC: Golfer Patrick Koenig stops in Valley en route to break Guinness World Record

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://nbcpalmsprings.com/2023/12/29/golfer-patrick-koenig-stops-in-valley-en-route-to-break-guinness-world-record/

Channel 9: Golfer plays 450 different 18-hole courses in a year

🇺🇸 Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWZFCyxdYo8 

Channel 7: Golfer breaks world record for most 18-hole courses played in single year

🇺🇸 Watch the story: https://www.denver7.com/news/positive-news/golfer-breaks-world-record-for-most-18-hole-courses-played-in-single-year/

Golf Monthly: Golf Photographer Breaks World Record For Most Courses Played In A Year – And He’s Still Not Finished

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://www.golfmonthly.com/news/golf-photographer-breaks-world-record-for-most-courses-played-in-a-year-and-hes-still-not-finished

USA Today: Golfer breaks world record for most 18-hole courses played in one year

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/sports/golf/2023/10/18/golf-guinness-world-record-18-holes-in-year/71230975007/

CBS: Golfer plays through Palm Beach County on his way to an incredible record

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://cbs12.com/sports/content/golfer-plays-through-palm-beach-county-on-his-was-to-an-incredible-world-record 

Golf Digest: Golf’s new world-record holder and CP reveals the reason he’s breaking 80 again

🇺🇸 Listen the story: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/golfs-new-world-record-holder-and-cp-reveals-the/id1522325262?i=1000633233685

Bunkered: Amateur breaks world record for most golf courses played in a year 

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://www.bunkered.co.uk/golf-news/amateur-breaks-world-record-for-most-golf-courses-played/

Norsk Golf: Satte ny rekord – spilte 580 golfbaner på ett år

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://www.norskgolf.no/satte-ny-rekord-spilte-580-golfbaner-pa-ett-ar/281050

Svensk Golf: Spelade 580 (!) golfbanor på ett år

🇺🇸 Read the story: https://www.svenskgolf.se/artiklar/nyheter/20240103/spelade-580-golfbanor-pa-ett-ar/ 

And we could add many, many more. Needless to say, Patrick Koenig, The RGV Tour 2.0 and Golf GameBook has been one of the golf stories of the year 2023. 

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