Texas Iron Man Exceeds 600 Rounds Played in 2010

If you think you are an avid golfer, consider what Richard Lewis has accomplished this year.

The 64-year-old golf member at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, 
which hosts the annual PGA Tour’s HP Byron Nelson Championship, is the world's most avid golfer.

Committing this year to break the Guinness Book of World Records for playing and walking the most rounds of golf in a single calendar year, he is set to smash the record beginning Sunday at 10 a.m. when he plays his 600th round at TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas.


Lewis has played every round on either this course or Four Seasons private members course, Cottonwood Valley. The current world record is 586 which Lewis broke when he played round 587 on Sunday, Dec. 19.

For his 600th round, Lewis will surround himself with a few loyal friends and family members who have also endured and supported this monumental feat of personal athleticism and determination.

Richard Lewis 

Several supporters have paid more than $5,000 to play with him in this record 600th round on the 6.15 mile TPC Four Seasons layout so that monies raised may be donated in Lewis' honor to support The First Tee of Dallas. 

An introvert by nature, Lewis has none the less shared a few interesting facts about his feat to friends and reporters. Avid Golfer Dallas Magazine listed some interesting facts about Lewis's attempt in its November 2010 issue.

 

  • Estimates he has walked around 3,900 miles total

  • Estimates this is more than 7 million steps

  • Has played as many as 54 holes in a day

  • Begins his daily round at 7:30 a.m., begins second round at 10:30 a.m.
  • Has lost about 40 pounds off his original weight (now weighs 141 lbs)

  • Missed only about 19 days so far  due to sleet or below freezing temps

  • Makes himself eat at least one pizza a day and lots of protein drinks a week 
just to keep weight on

  • Played in a driving cold rain with Four Seasons' 5 PGA Class A Pros on 
Nov. 3 just to keep on track
  • Has used the same Sun Mountain golf club carry bag for more than 1,000
 rounds
  • After trying 8 different pairs of shoes, landed on the Adidas 360 4.0 Pro
 golf shoe

  • Believes the support of his local golf club helped make the feat possible 
citing encouragement by the staff, the members, two golf courses to work
with and great  weather for most of the year.  

 

Four Seasons Club Manager Rob Cowan says, "The detail to his quest is just amazing. Just eating healthy, staying healthy and getting ready for another round. In fact, I would say nobody in the 27-year history of the Four Seasons has gotten more out of his membership than Richard."

Lewis is currently a 3 handicap.

"When I was 10 years old I wanted to be a PGA Tour pro, but it never worked out for me,” Lewis said. “Now I have another quest, another goal, which I fully intend to complete in December." 

 

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