Andrew Ruthkoski, a professional golfer based in Muskegon, Michigan, pulled off one of the most incredible rounds of golf you’ve ever heard of. Stepping out for a casual Sunday night game with his twin daughters-in-law, the 39-year-old broke his own course record at Oak Ridge Golf Club, setting a new benchmark of 17 under 55. No, it’s not a typo.

Ruthkoski’s previous record was an 11-under 61, which he incredibly matched by the time he stood on the tenth tee thanks to four (!) eagles, three birdies and a few pars in a 25 in front.

To that end, he went home with a modest 30 for the record score that you think will stand the test of time. However, he nearly quit after six holes, according to the Detroit News report. (opens in a new tab).

It was 8:45 p.m. when Ruthkoski opened his account with three eagles and three birdies, and that’s the time the clubhouse calls for the carts to be returned. With that in mind, Andrew’s daughters-in-law decided enough was enough and returned their vehicles so the club employees wouldn’t wait.

Luckily fate intervened, with Ruthkoski’s friend Dave Buck, who has a house next to the course and his own cart, offering to drive the rest of the way, sensing the slice of history looming ahead. horizon.

Pars would follow on the seventh and eighth, slowing the momentum slightly, before Ruthkoski drove the par-4 ninth and converted the 20-footer into an eagle. After a birdie in the tenth, the 39-year-old began to feel the pressure to post a round under 60.

From under 12 to 12, he recovered from a bad tee shot on the 13th to birdie at par-5, which sparked a run that would see him rush to the finish.

He almost drilled his tee shot on the par-3 14th. Birdy. He almost broke through 30 feet for the eagle on the next one. Birdy. He hit the flag with his par-4 17th approach. Birdy. And he wisely dribbled a smooth eagle putt to hit the range on the last. Birdy.

A total of four eagles, nine birdies and five pars went into making Ruthkoski’s 55 which finished just before 10 p.m. local time. Check out his dashboard below:

“It’s like a scramble score,” the man himself said. “With five guys, we can shoot 18-under. We’re playing a run here for the town of Muskegon, he’s supporting Mona Shores High School, he’s the big one that’s on this course. And the guys are texting me, ‘You’re going to be a one-man scramble team this year!'”

Ruthkoski is next in action in pre-qualifying for next week’s John Deere Classic. If the form is anything to go by, it’s a shoo-in.