6 Million to 1 Albatross: Record smashed by 8 and 10 year old


Albatross record breaking brothers

Talented young golfing brothers from Liverpool- England have made history last month at a local golf course in West Derby Liverpool. The two sons of proud Dad Alan Moore have been playing golf since they where 5 and 7 years old. 8 year old Mason  become the youngest player in history to achieve the score shortly after his older brother Maxi entered the realm of the elite.

On the 9th of June Maxi Moore scored an Albatross to become the second youngest person in history to achieve the remarkable score at just 10 years old. To put it into perspective of how big this achievement is; even Tiger Woods has never achieved an albatross during tournament play – Tiger Woods nearly made the score in 2015: https://youtu.be/ObvsvU_eM6k

The amazing achievement inspired his equally talented younger brother Mason Moore (8 years old) and just 15 days later on the 24th of June he bagged his own albatross on the same golf course. The record put his brother into 3rd place and earned himself the record as the youngest player in history to get the score. The two boys are the only brothers in history of golf to get an albatross both completing a 5 parr hole in just 2 shots!!



Mason(left ) and Maxi (right) Moore with the West Derby club champion and the Match play club champion trophies

What is an Albatross?

In golf, an albatross is something that most golfers will never have the fortune to make. This scoring term, which represents three strokes under par on a single hole, is extremely difficult to achieve. Several professional golfers have scored an albatross in a tour event, but the list remains relatively short compared with the number of holes collectively played by all the golfers in PGA Tour and LPGA Tour history.


Scoring an albatross on a given hole requires that you are playing on a par-5 hole. If you were to hole out three shots below par on a par-4, this accomplishment would technically be called a hole-in-one rather than an albatross. On a par-5 hole, you would need to sink your second shot to achieve an albatross. This feat likely would require precision and luck with a second shot that most likely is 200 or more yards from the green.



The National Hole in One Association, which tracks holes-in-one and sets odds for the feat, states that an albatross is less likely than an elusivehole-in-one. The association sets a golfer’s odds of making a hole-in-one at 12,700 to 1 or, for a professional, 3,700 to 1. The odds of achieving an albatross, meanwhile, are set at 6 million to 1.


Whats Next?

We would like to congratulate the lads on their remarkable achievement and we are looking forward to hearing about your developments and progress during your careers. Maxi and Mason who also talented football players are keen to become professional golfers one day and by the looks of things if they keep up the work we might be looking at 2 big names for the future of the sport.



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