Gus Andreone of Sarasota, FL, recently became the oldest person on planet earth to record a hole-in-one, doing so at the age of 103. One-hundred and fucking three. That is amazing.
According to PGA.com
Andreone, who plays three times weekly, used a driver from the green tees on the 113-yard No. 14 hole of the Lakes Course. “I hit it solid and the ball then hit the ground about 30 yards from the green and kept rolling, rolling and rolling,” said Andreone. “It fell into the hole, which was cut on the right middle part of the green. Miracles do happen once in a while.” Andreone pocketed $80 for earning a “skin” in the weekly club event.
I’ve played golf for about 25 years now and I’m still waiting for my first hole-in-one. I’ve chipped in for birdie numerous times but the closest thing I have to a hole-in-one is a single, hole-out eagle from 130 yards out on a par 4. That’s it. Meanwhile, Gus here has eight hole-in-ones. EIGHT. You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. I’d be happy to die with one.
Thankfully, though, Gus has like 1000 years of life on me so I should be able to catch up. Until then, nice work, Gus. Hole-in-one or not, as far as I’m concerned, anyone who is still playing golf at 103-years-old is doing life right.