Harold Penley and Bob Weaver played all five of the Cookeville area golf courses on June 22, 2015. Their day began at Southern Hills Country Club. With direction from official starter Johnny Anderson, Penley executed the first tee shot at 5:06 a.m. Thirteen hours and 29 minutes later the pair had played 90 holes total.
“It is something we had occasionally talked about doing for the past five or six years. This turned out to be the year,” Weaver said.
They were assisted for part of the day by Lee Campbell performing caddy duties.
According to the SwingbySwing.app web page (see previous post below) created for each round, it took the duo 1 hour and 59 minutes to tour Southern Hills. Penley carded a 79 while Weaver hacked out a 91.
Ironwood Golf Course was next in rotation where Elaine Garrison sent them off shortly after 7:30 a.m. 36 six holes and two courses down by 9:36 a.m. Penley 79, Weaver 93.
“When I told some others we were going to do this they told me I was crazy. I told them I had some crazy friends too,” Penley stated.
Upon arriving at Cookeville Golf Club two foursomes were waiting at the first tee so with permission from club pro Matt Manzaro the round began on number 10. The 18 holes required 2 hours and 16 minutes, finishing at 12:51 p.m. Penley 81, Weaver 77.
The White Plains round required two hours and 26 minutes and both players admitted “hitting the wall” on the back nine. Penley 81, Weaver 83.
The nine-hole Belle Acres circuit was traveled twice making the total for the day 90 holes played. Penley 79, Weaver 85.
The last putt fell at 6:35 p.m. completing the “Cookeville Pentathlon of Golf”.
“We really appreciate the cooperation of the course operators, especially Johnny Anderson and Southern Hills for enabling us to make an early start,” Weaver said.