Golfers Set World Record
The goal of the tournament was to raise money for Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG foundation and set a world record while doing it. Eagle Golf's "Drive Against Cancer" put on 61 tournaments on golf courses nationwide. The goal was to not only set a world record trying to beat1,119 shotgun golfers at the same time but raise money for cancer.
The Columbia Country Club hosted the golf tournament. Twenty-eight golfers came out to participate and set a new world record. The tournament started at 10 a.m. across the U.S. and thousands of golfers teed off.Mo McCullough came out to support his son who has cancer and was surprised to find out he was possibly going to be part of a world record.
"If we have the opportunity to do that, I didn't realize it was going to be up for a Guinness Book of Records but you know how much that is and what a great way to bring awareness to this great event," McCullough said.
General Manager Brett Bieske of Columbia Country Club said after today the new world record for most shotgun golfers at one time is 2,233.