Strange But True: Cross-country Golf

Some golf courses are longer than others, but the one chosen by Floyd Satterlee Rood boggled the mind. His course was the entire United States of America!

On September 14, 1963, Rood took his first shot from a point just east of the Pacific Ocean surf. His game ended a little bit west of the Atlantic Ocean surf, on October 3, 1964. Thus Rood’s course was 3,397.7 miles long.

For the record, he made it in 114,737 strokes, and he lost 3,511 golf balls.

From The Giant Book of More Strange But True Sports Stories by Howard Liss. Illustrations by Joe Mathieu.

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