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This Amateur golfer’s achievement will never be repeated (ever)

You know what they say about shooting 59 – you wait ages for one then two come along at once. This is the story of Peter Wilson's impossible weekend made possible
 

It’s the holy grail of golf.

The last 59 on the PGA Tour was – no surprises here – Scottie Scheffler, who carded a 12-under-par round at the 2020 Northern Trust. It was the 12th such score on the American circuit, while there have only been one each on the DP World and LPGA Tours – by Oliver Fisher and Annika Sorenstam respectively.

But not even history-making Scheffler or the greatest of all time in the women’s game could dream of doing it in consecutive rounds.

You see where we’re going with this?

Yes, Peter Wilson has done the seemingly impossible.

A top amateur in Australia, Wilson played twice at the weekend at Lang Lang, about an hour south of Melbourne.

Lang Lang, a hidden gem in a country littered with world-class golf courses, is surrounded by forest landscapes and wildlife – so it was only fitting that Wilson emerged with two scorecards comparable to a lesser-spotted species.

During the first of his surely-to-never-be-repeated feat, Wilson carded an eagle and nine birdies – including seven in a row from the 12th – and 11 birdies in the second.

On both days, Wilson shot 31 on the front and 28 on the back to score 43 Stableford points – virtually unheard of for a +4 handicap player.

Wilson, a member at nearby Cranbourne, beat his playing partner by 17 shots on Sunday – hopefully they didn’t have a friendly wager for his sake.

What is your best-ever score in a club competition? Tweet me and let me know!

Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spoken to the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, to name just a few.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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