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By Swing Man Golf Staff

Be sure to check out defending champion Chris Walker, Guinness World Record Holder Christopher Smith, Olympic medalists Bernard Lagat and Nick Willis, Swing Man Golf’s Jaacob Bowden, and many others at the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes this weekend on October 25th and 26th from 8:00-12:00 PST.

Here’s the live link.

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By Swing Man Golf Staff

The Speedgolf World Championships have wrapped up…and what a fantastic event!

Congratulations to Ireland’s Rob Hogan on putting together two stellar rounds to become World Champion!
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Hogan beat a stellar field that included two Olympic medalists, the world’s winningest 100-mile ultra marathoner, a Guinness World Records holder, and many more elite athletes.

Swing Man Golf’s Jaacob Bowden got off to a tough start in the first round but rebounded in the final round by tying the championship record for golf score. He finished in 14th place.

Many thanks to the sponsors for their top notch support!

Speedgolf International
Oomba
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Sun Mountain Sports
Swiftwick Socks
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Here are the final results in the Pro/Elite division:

1 Rob Hogan 77 + 39:31 = 116.31 || 79 + 41:24 = 120.24 || 236.55 ||
2 Eri Crum 80 + 45:03 = 125.03 || 73 + 44:31 = 117.31 || 242.34 ||
3 Matt Dehlin 78 + 46:06 = 124.06 || 78 + 48:00 = 126 || 250.06 ||
4 Chris Walker 74 + 52:26 = 126.26 || 73 + 51:12 = 124.12 || 250.38 ||
5 Scott Dawley 77 + 51:43 = 128.43 || 74 + 50:56 = 124.56 || 253.39 ||
6 Scott Manley 80 + 50:25 = 130.25 || 78 + 48:12 = 126.12 || 256.37 ||
7 Allan Phillips 84 + 48:10 = 132.10 || 80 + 45:09 = 125.09 || 257.19 ||
8 Christopher Smith 78 + 58:29 = 136.29 || 72 + 55:29 = 127.29 || 263.58 ||
9 David Denyer 78 + 54:39 = 132.39 || 76 + 55:36 = 131.36 || 264.15 ||
10 Tim Hval 81 + 54:49 = 135.49 || 77 + 52:53 = 129.53 || 265.42 ||
11 Jamie Young 85 + 48:04 = 133.04 || 85 + 49:58 = 134.58 || 268.02 ||
12 Pete Phipps 83 + 52:27 = 135.27 || 79 + 54:39 = 133.39 || 269.06 ||
13 Nick Willis 86 + 44:20 = 130.20 || 97 + 43:07 = 140.07 || 270.27 ||
14 Jaacob Bowden 85 + 59 = 144 || 72 + 55:42 = 127.42 || 271.42 ||
15 David Marshall 84 + 54.27 = 138.27 || 82 + 51:50 = 133.5 || 272.17 ||
16 Tim Scott 83 + 50.34 = 133.34 || 85 + 54:23 = 139.23 || 272.57 ||
17 Scott Gerweck 88 + 50.04 = 138.04 || 85 + 51:07 = 136.07 || 274.11 ||
18 Larry Levinson 80 + 60 = 140 || 76 + 58:29 = 134.29 || 274.29 ||
19 Shanon Hoyt 87 + 50.27 = 137.27 || 83 + 54:18 = 137.18 || 274.45 ||
20 Paul Kivela 92 + 51.28 = 143.28 || 85 + 47:58 = 132.58 || 276.26 ||
21 Ralph Reahard 78 + 66.05 = 144.05 || 75 + 64:30 = 139.3 || 283.35 ||
22 Karl Meltzer 89 + 55.11 = 144.11 || 89 + 50:56 = 139.56 || 284.07 ||
23 Dougal Williams 94 + 54.16 = 148.16 || 84 + 53:35 = 137.35 || 285.51 ||
24 Bernard Lagat 118 + 48.26 = 166.26 || 110 + 47:38 = 157.38 || 324.04 ||
25 Jay Larson 89 + 58.05 = 147.05 || W/D || W/D ||

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By Swing Man Golf Staff

The field is shaping up for next month’s Speedgolf World Championships.

These guys are amazing…shooting in the 60s and 70s in under an hour!

Here are a few player bios from the Pro/Elite field:

JJ Killeen – Ft. Worth, TX
-Nationwide Tour Player of the Year 2011 with two wins
-PGA Tour member 2012 with one top ten finish
-Played college golf at TCU

Jaacob Bowden –  Switzerland
– 2003 Pinnacle Distance Challenge Winner
– 3-time District Finalist at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships
– Official Swing Speed Trainer of the eGolf Pro Tour and President of Swing Man Golf
– 5th place finish at 2012 Speedgolf World Championships

Bernard Lagat – Tucson, AZ
-World Champion at 1500 & 5000 meters 2007
-Four time Olympian and two time Olympic medalist
– American record holder 5000 meters – 12:54

Nick Willis – New Zealand
-Three time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist 1500 meters 2008
-9 handicap golfer
-Best SG score of 122 (79 in 43 minutes)

Chris Walker – The Woodlands, TX
– Notre Dame graduate & golf team captain final year
– Won 2 Big East titles with the Notre Dame team
– 2012 Speedgolf World Champion.

Christopher Smith – Portland, OR
– Speedgolf World Record Holder (score of 65 in 44 minutes, 2005)
– Sub 3 hour marathoner
– PGA Teaching Professional at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
– Author of “I’ve Got 99 Swing Thoughts but ‘Hit The Ball’ Ain’t One” (Crown, 2007)

Tim Scott –  Lincoln, CA
– Winner of more than 15 Speedgolf tournaments
– Runner-up in 2012 Speedgolf World Championships
– Best SG score of 112 (70 in 42 minutes)
– Masters Pentathlon National Champion 2010

Eri Crum – Boise, ID
– Varsity golf at Stanford from 1994-1998 – captain of the team in 1998.
-Teammates at Stanford included: Tiger Woods, Casey Martin, Notah Begay, and Joel Kribel.
– Ice hockey player entire life – captain of the Stanford hockey team (club).
– 3 hour Boston Marathon finish, and a 1 hour 21 minute half marathon recently

Jay Larson – San Diego, CA
– Former Speedgolf world record holder – 72 in 39:55
– Former professional triathlete and top ten finisher in Hawaiian Ironman World Champioships
– Winner of several Speedgolf tournaments

Allan Phillips  – Tucson, AZ
-Honorable Mention All American at Emory University (four year golf team member)
-PRs: 2:39 marathon, 1:13 half marathon; 4:34 half ironman
-Winner Oregon SG Open 2013 with 75 in 42:02 – 2nd place pro in Speedgolf debut at Eastern SG Open
-United States Army officer

Rob Hogan – Ireland
-Winner of Eastern Speedgolf Open pro division 2013
-2nd in Oregon SG Open with 74 in 43:28
-7th in 2012 Speedgolf world championships
-Fastest round of golf – 31 minutes

Tim Hval – Portland, OR
-3rd place finish in 2012 SGWC
-Winner of Oregon Open
-Original Bandon Dunes head professional

Matt Dehlin – Portland, OR
-Won Salem SG Classic with 73 in 45:22
-4th place finish in Oregon SG Open with 75 in 46:04

Karl Meltzer – Sandy, UT
– NH junior golf runner up
– winningest 100 mile ultra runner on earth, with an astounding 35 100 mile wins
– professional ultrarunner

Mark Stockamp (a) – Lake Oswego, OR
– Winner of the 2012 Amateur World Speedgolf Championships.
– First year runner who discovered his passion for running during his Senior year of high school
– Very excited to begin his Freshman year of college at the University of Washington this Fall

Gretchen Johnson (a) – Portland, OR
-Varsity golf at NYU
-Low amateur and female at 2012 speed golf world champs
-Marketing manager for Nike running

Scott Dawley – Houston, TX
– 1997 Texas state high school golf champion
– Member of two top-15 collegiate golf teams (South Carolina Gamecocks and University of Houston Cougars)
– 2012 Medalist Golf Association Tour Champion
– best Speedgolf score of 120

Thor Gissurarson – Iceland
-Current mini-tour player in Europe & U.S.
-3rd place finisher 2012, 2013 in Icelandic Stroke Play Championship
-Played college golf in U.S.

Pete Phipps (a) – Raleigh, NC
-Played college golf at Army
-Finished 2nd in first SG event in Richmond shooting 75 in 54 minutes
-Recently shot 67 in 43 minutes on 6000 yard par 70 in Raleigh, N.C.

Scott Manley  (a) – Raleigh, NC
-Played college golf at Army
-Currently stationed in Slovokia with Army Special Forces Unit

Jamie Young – Kenosha, WI
-Won first Speedgolf event in Richmond shooting 77 in 49 minutes
-Ironman triathlete from Wisconsin

In case you missed last year’s telecast, you can watch it below:

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