Luke Willett completed 9 holes of the Fire Course in just 20 minutes and 12 seconds
Willett sprints his way to fastest 9-hole world record
Reigning British SpeedGolf champion Luke Willett has set a new world record for the fastest 9-hole round of golf by an individual after completing the requisite number of holes in just 20 minutes and 12 seconds.
PGA Professional Willett, 39, completed the impressive feat over a 2,709-yard composite layout of the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, ahead of the DP World Tour Championship that gets underway on Thursday.
Buckinghamshire-based Willett battled through temperatures of 34° to etch his name into the Guinness World Records. He completed the course in nine over par, using just a 3-wood, 6-iron and a pitching wedge, although his score did not count towards the record.“I am absolutely thrilled to have set this Guinness World Record for the fastest 9-hole round of golf,” said an exhausted Luke following the challenge. “It’s an incredible feeling to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the sport, and I’m grateful for the opportunity provided by DP World, and I’m honoured to be a part of this record-breaking journey with them.”
According to Guinness World Records the record for the fastest 18-hole round of golf by an individual is 27 minutes and 9 seconds. This was achieved by James Carvill at Warrenpoint Golf Course in Northern Ireland in 1987. The course measured 6,154 yards.