By CRAIG HARVEY
OBSERVER Sports Editor
FORESTVILLE - Tri County Country Club golf pro Dirk Hartman, along with Justin Young, Josh White and Neil Young , took to the links Saturday morning at 4:30 a.m. and did not stop until 9:30 p.m.
OBSERVER?Photo by Craig Harvey
Pictured from left are Justin Young and Josh?White. The two played golf Saturday at Tri-County Country Club from 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The goal was to reach 200 holes, and though the final number was not available at press time, the foursome clearly surpassed the mark as they sat at 176 holes at 3 p.m.
The carts were well stocked with Advil and Red Bull energy drinks.
"My knee and back hurt," Hartman laughed. "I have taken eight Advil liquid gels already. The hardest part has been the stamina. "
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By 2 p.m., Neil Young joked he would sleep like a baby when it was all over with. When asked if he had ever done anything like this before, he quipped, "No. Nor will I ever." He then added, "It has been a lot of fun and I'm having a great time."
While there was plenty of good natured ribbing going back and forth between Hartman and Young, they were all business when it came to actually golfing. Through one round of golf, it took the duo an average of three minutes and 22 seconds to complete a hole.
While Hartman and Neil Young were feeling the impact of playing so much golf, Justin Young and Josh White did not report any physical soreness and said they felt "fine."
"The weather has been perfect," Justin Young said. "I feel fine physically. All the golfers have been great letting us play through."
"We have been playing great golf today," White noted. "We really haven't struggled on too many holes."
Hartman also wanted to thank the members as well as the sponsors which include J.C. Seneca, Tom Daniels and Tony Borrello.
The members took shifts as caddies for the four men and other members served as rangers and informed golfers ahead that the four were coming through.
"Without (our sponsor) and the support of our members, this wouldn't be possible," he said. "With their help, it has blown away any expectations we had."