Gus Andreone is the most senior member of the PGA of America at 103, and now he’s the oldest golfer to record a hole-in-one. Andreone was playing at Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Fla., Wednesday when he aced a par 3 from 113 yards out. His club of choice? A driver, because he’s fucking ancient.
From Golf Channel:
“Miracles do happen once in a while,” the 75-year PGA member told the association’s website, but this might just be the luckiest man on the planet. He also said that he won the Pennsylvania Lottery in 1983 in addition to two wins in the Fantasy Five Lottery in Florida.
The centenarian still plays three times a week, often shooting his age, and apparently can’t stop making aces 75 years after recording his first. Prior to Wednesday’s 1, he last made a hole-in-one in the 1990s.
Oh yeah, this was the eighth hole-in-one of grampie’s lifetime. With three lotto wins and eight aces, this dude is the walking epitome of the age-old saying, “It’s better to be lucky than good.”
Also, is there anything more aggravating than playing a round with the elderly? You’ll stick it within five feet by taking a three-quarter swing with a 60-degree wedge, only to have some fossil of a man hit a worm-burner and hole out with a fucking wood. That’s just how the golf gods work.
I can’t honestly hate on Gus, though. He’s living the dream by hitting the links three times a week. Sure, the old bastard is shooting 100+ every round, but Roy McAvoy said it best: “Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.”
Keep enjoying the little time you still have, Gus..
[via Golf Channel]
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