Golfer, 103, becomes oldest person to record hole-in-one
A 103-year-old Florida golfer has made history, becoming the oldest person to record a hole-in-one.
Gus Andreone achieved his special feat on “Wacky Wednesday” at the Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota.
His friends watched in disbelief as his drive on the 113-yard 14th hole on the Lakes Course rolled into the cup.
“I always hit the ball short with the driver and it rolls up on the green,” he told MyFox Tampa Bay Friday.
PGA.com said it is likely Andreone is the oldest person to ever sink a hole-in-one. The website said the apparent previous record holder was Elsie McLean who aced a hole in 2007 when she was 102.
Andreone told MyFox Tampa Bay he plays golf three times a week. He recorded his first hole-in-one 75 years ago. He now has done it eight times and looks forward to doing it again.
“I am going to to play golf as long as I can,” he told the station. “As long as I can swing a club, even if I have to play three or four holes, I’m going to play golf.”