The Golfing Record That May Never Be Broken
You won't be familiar with the golfer Peter Wilson but last weekend the Australian did something that maybe no other golfer has managed before.
The 45-year-old journeyman, who is ranked 881st in the world, shot back-to-back 59s at Lang Lang GC in Victoria. The course measured 6,001 yards and the rounds took part at a PGA of Australasia event.
Playing off a handicap of +4 the scorecards showed that Wilson picked up 43 points and bizarrely both rounds featured halves of 31-28. On the first day Wilson he was 'only' a miserly four under for his first 11 holes, which included an eagle, before then rattling off seven straight birdies to finish.
On day two Wilson picked up another seven birdies on the back nine, with five of them coming on the trot from the 13th onwards. The Cranbourne pro beat his playing partner by 17 shots on the Sunday.
Wilson's highest world ranking is 434th and his biggest win came at the Western Australian PGA Championship in 2012. This year his most recent start was a withdrawal at the New Zealand Open, a co-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour.
How are you celebrating back-to-back 59s?— PGA of Australia (@PGAofAustralia) March 13, 2023
Peter Wilson may have the answer after doing just that at @LangLangGolf 🤯 pic.twitter.com/JhdVULu2ru
The Lang Lang club website describes the course as being 'surrounded by scenic forest landscapes and native wildlife, the course has been described as a hidden gem. The layout is a very challenging par 70 with narrow couch fairways and slick, true putting surfaces.
'The course is built on a sand belt, which allows for optimal natural drainage so the course is playable all year round. Only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, Lang Lang is guaranteed to provide an enjoyable and memorable golfing experience."