86-year-old Bob Roth of California has been living the dream for quite some time. He recorded his first scorecard at the ripe age of 15. He posted a more than modest score of 128 at the Newcastle (Pennsylvania) Country Club. Now, over 70 years later, Bob Roth just recorded his 10,000th round of golf. During the 71 years leading up to Bob’s 10,000th round of golf, he played 50,000 hours on the golf course. That’s 5.7 cumulative years that he spent on the golf course or 2,083 1/3 full days of playing golf. His lowest round was a 71 which game at the age of 59 back in 1991 at the Farmington (Michigan) Country Club. He’s also recorded two holes-in-one which came at the ages of 74 and 76. According to PGA.com, Bob’s scored lower than his age in 71 rounds. For Bob’s 10,000th round, his scorecard listed a modest 96 so he’s still breaking 100. In total, Bob has recorded 836,891 strokes during his 10,000 recorded scorecards. Bob’s had a pretty fascinating life which saw him earn a basketball scholarship to Northwestern and later he enlisted in the Air Force back in 1953.
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