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Rev. Bob Kurtz

Executive Director

Iron Man

Direct Phone: (256) ***-****       

Email: b***@***.com

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Bob Kurtz is Golf's Iron Man. Combining the ball-striking strength of Vijay Singh, the fitness of Gary Player, and the intensity of Corey Pavin, he has utilized his gifts in a remarkable way. Marathons with a mission to benefit children is his calling. ... more

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Employment History


Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.

Host of the Public Affairs Television Talk Show



Church of the Brethren Inc

President, Board of Directors

Evangelical Association

President of the Board of Directors

Cullman Oktoberfest


Lifetime Media Member

Board Member
Evangel Church

Board Member
Southeast Conference

Chairperson of the Southeast Conference Evangelism Committee
United Church of Christ

Board of Trustees
CRMC Hospital Foundation


B.D. Degree

Drake University

Master's degree

Broadcast Journalism

Drake University


School of Journalism at Drake

college degree

Yankton College


Radio-TV - Film

Northwestern University

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Broadcast History [cached]

Bob Kurtz enjoyed a long and prestigious career as a TV sportscaster before deciding to concentrate his efforts into serving others.

Bob as WBBM-TV (CBS) Chicago 1968-72 TV Host of "Wonderful World"
Bob has received many "Sportscaster of the Year" awards as well as Emmy and ACE nominations for his work as both a sportscaster and TV Host. He is also well-trained in televisiion as radio. After receiving his college degree from Yankton College (SD), he earned a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Drake University and studied for his doctorate in Radio-TV-Film at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Bob also did some play-by-play for the Denver Broncos and is credited for the nicknaming the defense, "The Orange Crush.
Part of the original sports anchor team, Bob was an important part of the beginning of America's first twenty-four hour news network. He retired from Turner Broadcasting after five years.
During his twenty-year sports casting career Bob spent as much time as possible covering golf and the PGA Tour. He has covered the Masters, U.S. Open and PGA championships and is a lifetime media member of the PGA Tour.

Golf Bio [cached]

Bob Kurtz has always been active in golf.

The former sportscaster with CNN and ESPN is a competitive golfer having qualified for Champions Tour and other significant events. In 2007 he competed in the final qualifying for the Senior British Open in Muirfield, Scotland. In 2008 he finished in the top thirty money-winners on the Sunbelt Senior Professional Golf Tour and qualified for the season-ending tournament. In 2011 he won the Senior Pro event in Lake Placid, New York. His love for golf is genuine and passionate.
golfbio1_sm.jpg Golf Announcing: Champions Tour at The Dominion San Antonio, Texas
Bob played college golf and, as an amateur, won 53 tournaments around the country. As a professional, he has competed internationally in such events as the Panama Open, the Golf Experten Open in Denmark, and Senior British Open qualifying. He is the winner of the Madrid Open, the Dallas Gold Cup, the Orange Bowl Classic and numerous other tournaments. His favorite tournament is the Hall of Fame Seniors Classic in Cooperstown, New York. In 2010, he recorded a top five finish.
As a golf instructor, Bob has two best selling golf videos. "Picture Perfect Golf" deals with imagery and visualization in golf. "How to Break 90" (with daughter Beth) has been one of the top instructional videos not only in the United States but internationally. "How to Break 90" has been recognized by Golf Monthly (the top European Golf magazine) as the outstanding video for the high handicapper. In the United States, Golf Magazine gave the video five stars.*
In addition, as an instructor, Bob has conducted golf clinics at such venues as Disney World and Nashville's Opryland Springhouse Golf course.
But it is in his success as a "Golf Ironman" that Bob has received the most acclaim. His stamina, ball-striking strength, and low scoring over hours of play has made his many golf marathons truly memorable.

Golf's Ironman Marathon [cached]

Bob Kurtz

Bob has been approached to kick off the Dedication Festivities for the new Norway Links with a twenty-four hour marathon.
To follow Bob throughout the entire Sunbelt Tour season and to keep up with the American and European Senior Stars, just click on this link:
Bob Kurtz:Golfs "Iron Man"
*In addition to the two official GWR marks, Golf's Ironman, is also recognized for playing 500 consecutive holes without rest, completing 72 holes of golf in 3 hours and five minutes, and scoring a 71 (two strokes below his age) in 42 minutes.
For more than a decade Bob Kurtz has set multiple world records which are included in Guinness World Records as well
"Bob Kurtz is no longer golf's ironman, he's the man of steel!" -Furman Bisher- The late Atlanta Journal-Constitution and nationally syndicated sportswriter and member of the MTC Board
"Bob Kurtz has been one of the most respected sportscasters of our time---but he and his golf are a little bit crazy. -Paul Finebaum-
Among the more interesting marks set by Bob Kurtz was the 2009 "Ironman 500" Marathon, click here. Bob Kurtz set the record of 500 consecutive holes over 40 hours.

Golf's Ironman Marathon [cached]

Fundraising for this caring commitment is essentially through the marathons of MTC Golf's Executive Director, Bob Kurtz.

Bob Kurtz Executive Director 256-531-3806

Golf's Ironman Marathon [cached]

Bob Kurtz:Golfs "Iron Man"

Bob Kurtz is "Golf's Iron Man" and in 2011 was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for his mark of 1850 holes played in a week. He also became the first golfer ever to play more than 2,000 holes in a Golf Marathon.*
A new GWR (Guinness World Records) attempt.Just Imagine: "Golfer shoots his age Ten Times in a single day. On July 11, 2012, Bob Kurtz will play 15 or more rounds of golf in a single day at Chesley Oaks Golf Course in Fairview, Alabama. His goal is to shoot his age (71)or better ten times!
Note: Guinness World Records is currently considering being on-site at Chesley Oaks and acknowledging the record if achieved.
UPDATE: Bob Kurtz has been invited to be a part of the St. Andrews Golf Festival at the "Home of Golf. He is being recognized for his GWR and his work with MTC Golf, the charity for abused children. "I'm just thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful event," said Bob as he prepared to leave for Scotland and the Festival scheduled for March 30-31 and April 1.
Read articles on the record from John Turner and from Kyle Burger
*The"Ironman" 2011 Marathon was a fund-raising effort by MTC Golf to provide help for Alabama Tornado victims and to continue fundraising for hurting and abused children. Over $102,000.00 was raised. Just prior to the GWR weeklong world record attempt, Bob played 171 holes (9 and 1/2 rounds) giving him an "Ironman 2000" Golf Marathon total of 2,021 holes, a new record for Ironman Golf and the first man ever to play over 2,000 holes in a marathon.
"Bob Kurtz is no longer golf's ironman, he's the man of steel!" -Furman Bisher- Atlanta Journal-Constitution and nationally syndicater sportswriter
"Bob Kurtz has been one of the most respected sportscasters of our time---but his golf is a little bit crazy."
-Paul Finebaum- --S yndicated "Paul Finebaum Show" on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network-
For full details of the 2009 "Ironman 500" Marathon at Chesley Oaks, click here. In 2009, Bob Kurtz set an Ironman record of 500 consecutive holes over 40 hours without rest or a break

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