Speed Golf World Championships coming to CBS in April

Speed Golf World Championships coming to CBS in April
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World-record holding Speed Golf champion Christopher Smith amazingly broke 70 in just 54 minutes.
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 9:10 a.m.

 

When it comes to golf and television network CBS in the month of April, all we think of his Jim Nantz and his famous, "A tradition unlike any other, the Masters on CBS."
 
Well, the Speed Golf World Championship may not be a tradition unlike any other, but it's golf in April and it's on CBS.
 
Airing on April 13 (Masters Sunday), CBS will show the Speed Golf World Championship.
 
 
For those not familiar with the sport, speed golf combines your normal golf score with the amount of time that it takes you to finish the round. For example, if you shoot 85 in 75 minutes, your speed golf score would be 160.
 
The rules of speed golf are basically the same as regular golf except you are allowed to putt with the flagstick in the hole to save time, and lost balls or out-of-bounds balls are treated more or less as lateral hazards.
 
Believe it or not, world-record holding Speed Golf champion Christopher Smith -- featured in the video link below -- broke 70 in just 54 minutes in Bandon Dunes, Oregon! That's how long it takes to play three holes on the PGA Tour sometimes!
 
 
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