World record attempt at BellSouth Classic
BY iseekgolf.com | US PGA Tour | 2004 BellSouth Classic | General | 02 Mar 2004
David Ogron hits golf balls. Lots and lots of golf balls. And at this year’s BellSouth Classic (March 29-April 4), the rapid-fire Californian will attempt to smash his own Guinness World Record for most golf balls hit in one hour (2,146).
The attempt is the first stop on a 50-state tour in which Ogron will be trying to either break the world record or establish a state mark. He also owns the record for balls hit in 12-hour (6,971) and 24-hour (10,392) periods. These were not easy tasks considering he had to hit the balls at least 100 yards and within a 30-degree arc in order to meet regulations set by Guinness officials.
According to Guinness, 9,352 golfers have attempted the 24-hour record over the years, and more than 35,000 have attempted the one-hour record. Ogron is the only person to hold all three marks simultaneously. He has appeared on ABC, NBC and CBS News, ESPN, The Golf Channel and The Best Damn Sports Show Period on the Fox Sports Network.
Through the Miracle Golf Tour, David seeks to raise awareness and funds for children with cancer. He has been working with the National Children’s Cancer Society for the past year, both financially and emotionally supporting kids and families in need.
“My father died of cancer so to honour him I’m raising money for the NCCS,” he said. “I raise money for the children and that’s the number one thing here. A lot of these children are terminal, so I’m really motivated to help them.”
Source – BellSouth Classic