If the unofficial time holds up, Rick Aulie should be getting a plaque from the Guinness World Record office as the fastest hole of golf ever by an individual.
The Pine River-Backus elementary school principal finished the 4th hole at Whitebirch Golf Course, which is a 503-yard par 5, with an unofficial time of 1:39:20. That shatters the previous record held by Steve Jeffs of the United Kingdom, who finished with a time of 1:50.60.
Pretty cool to see the joy in Aulie’s face after sinking his birdie putt. Most people (myself included) can’t get a birdie when they have all the time in the world. Aulie did it racing against time.
One cool tibit from this all, Aulie completed his goal on his birthday. He was quoted in the Brainerd Dispatch as saying “About a year ago we got this all set in motion. I picked this day because I knew it would be just a party.”.