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The new record, of 36 minutes and 4 seconds, was set at the Missouri Speedgolf Open.

Luke Willett sets the world speed record for completing an 18-hole round

Luke Willett
Luke Willett

OnePlus, a global mobile phone company, and British professional golfer Luke Willett have joined forces to set a new world record for the fastest round of 18-hole golf with a recorded time of 36 minutes and 04 seconds. The 18-hole round that broke the world record was played as part of a larger tournament, in which Willett played two rounds of 18 holes against other professional Speed-Golfing athletes from around the world. The strategy that kept him so fast and agile on the field was to reduce his golf club set to just one.

This new record, achieved on the Horton Smith golf course, was officially witnessed and recognised by the International Speed-Golf Association (ISGA), which was the official timekeeper and used both a doubly certified scorecard and a video for time verification. In addition, it should be remembered that prior to this new record, Willett already held the World Record for the fastest round of 9-hole golf, achieving a time of 20 minutes and 12 seconds in November 2023.

“I am very excited about the world record I have set today and to add another Speed-Golfing award to my list of achievements. Together with my sponsor, OnePlus, we hope that this record shows that anything and everything is possible with the right attitude,” says Luke Willett.

OnePlus reinforces its commitment to speed, accuracy and performance

OnePlus sponsored Willett’s participation in the Missouri Speedgolf Open for his record-breaking goal. The brand, known for its devices that excel in speed, accuracy and performance, has not only funded his rigorous training programme, but has also provided the golfer with some of its flagship devices, such as the OnePlus Watch 2, the OnePlus 12 and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, in addition to other accessories and merchandise items. These devices, known for their superior performance and accuracy, have been essential in optimising Willett’s training and competition, perfectly aligning with OnePlus’s philosophy of breaking boundaries.

When we learned of Luke’s existence and his ambitions, we applied our “community first” thinking to do everything possible to support him in his challenge. His passion for sport, his desire to excel and his achievements perfectly represent our brand’s mantra: “Never Settle”. That’s why, true to our brand, we decided to sponsor one of our community members, Luke Willett, to achieve the world record, as we believe he embodies our motto. Congratulations to Luke for adding another new world record to his collection!“, says Celina Shi, OnePlus’s marketing director in Europe.