Golfer sets career mark at Bainbridge Country Club

Published 3:27 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In 1979, James Dunn, a football and basketball coach from Blountstown, Florida, played Bainbridge Country Club for the first time. Dunn enjoyed his golf and the new friends he made at BCC so much he came back again and again.

On May 11, 2019, 40 years later, James celebrated his 80th birthday at Bainbridge Country Club with many members he met in 1979.

James has set a mark which will be hard to equal as “Golf’s Longest Driver” over the past four decades

Email newsletter signup

Averaged at least four rounds per week for 40 years. That’s more than 8,000 rounds at BCC.

Driven 100 miles roundtrip per round, totaling more than 800,000 miles.

Shot his age almost every round for the last 10 years.

Had a special meal put on the menu—“The James Dunn Special”—a grilled cheese and fries. He had eaten more than 8,000 of these.

James said, “My next goal is to continue my golf odyssey and to celebrate my 90th birthday plus 1,000,000 miles driven and 9000 rounds of golf plus 9,000 rounds of golf plus 9,000 James Dunn Specials.”