PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s time for another Travis Tries, and we’ve sent him to the links!
It wasn’t your normal, relaxing 4 1/2 hour round of golf. Travis played his first round of speed golf with a competitive speed golfer at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla. And it literally took his breath away.
Steve Vancil is not just any competitive speed golfer. At one point, Vancil was ranked 4th in the world and even “conquered the world” when paired with another player.
“You’re going to hit and run,” Vancil said. “It’s just about getting up and down the course as fast as you can. A great way to stay in shape and play golf if you love golf.
The timer starts as soon as you hit your first tee shot. You carry a maximum of 7 clubs, and you cannot put your bag on the green. Your score is your time plus your score.
For example, if you shoot a 71 and complete a round in 55 minutes, your score is 71 + 55 = 126. So a minute is worth the same as a shot.
Fortunately, instead of competing with the world champion, Travis teamed up with him.
The duo played the better ball, meaning if Vancil makes a par and Travis bogeys, they take the par as their team’s score, as it’s the best score.