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A good run spoiled? Sport of speedgolf to be showcased in Chicago

A good run spoiled? Sport of speedgolf to be showcased in Chicago

Eri Crum birdied the 18th hole Monday at the Glen Club. Pretty impressive considering it played 530 yards with a wicked left-to-right breeze. More impressive: He did it in 2 minutes, 8 seconds — without a cart. Welcome to speed golf. Or Speedgolf, as organizers prefer, perhaps because hitting the space bar takes time. After a three-year stint at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon, the Speedgolf World Championship is coming to the Chicago area. The Glen Club in Glenview will host Oct. 19-20, and anyone crazy enough to enter can pay the $150 registration fee and give it a run. Literally. Crum, the reigning world champion, picked up the sport after his father watched the...

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