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By Stewart Perrie
An Australian man has set course to break a world record that some blokes would love to attempt.
Mick McLoughlin wants to be the one to play the most amount of golf holes in a single week.
The current record is pretty impressive and a well-rounded 2,000 holes, which was set by Geno Bonnelli.
The Brisbane bloke has been hard at work and has been training for six months with the help of coach Quinten How to get him ready for one hell of a week.
Part of his training has been hitting 1,000 golf balls a day at the driving range of Golf Central at Brisbane Airport.
The skill in attempting a record like this is keeping cool, calm and collected if a shot doesn't go your way. It can sometimes take up to three to four hours for a group to get through a round of 18 on a normal day.
If you manage to polish off four courses in a single day (which would be a mammoth effort in itself), that would net you 72 holes. Multiply that by seven and you're still well short of the world record at just 504.
That means old mate will have to be up at the crack of dawn and be ploughing through the holes well after the sun sets. Imagine if he gets stuck behind another golfer who refuses to let him play through.
While the record of Most Golf Holes in a Week is a pretty decent title, Mr McLoughlin will be also hoping to raise $250,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
He said: "The world title is one challenge, raising $250,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland is the other.
"They go together - and I'm calling on Queensland businesses and individuals who can to dig deep and come on board. Supporters can donate as little or as much, or they can bid to come out on the course during the challenge, buy a ball, and more.
"I called the current world record holder Geno Bonnelli and he said, 'While I don't want to lose my world record title, if I have to, then I want to lose it to you in raising funds for Ronald McDonald House' - which made me even more determined."
Geno managed to average 71.802 per round on a par 72 course when he set the record between June 27 to July 3 back in 2011 at the Lewiston Country Club in Lewiston, Idaho.
While Mr Bonnelli was supportive of Mick's record attempt, he said he would try to beat it if he's successful.
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