Wednesday, November 14, 2007
One for the Ageless
Meet the Legends. Every year Pinehurst honors those stalwart band of Octogenarians who play the game of golf with skill, cunning, and most of all great enthusiasm.
This year there were fifty eight players, ranging in age from 80 to 90. And every one of them finished the 18 hole tournament, and then joined in the celebration event to crown the champion.
This years champion is 82 year old Mike Asztalos. He was also last years champion. And the year before that. Mike is a legend among the Legends.
And check his winning scores over three years: 70, 72, 71. Who do you know that can shoot a score that is eight to eleven shots under his age-just about every time he plays? His handicap is 2. Unbelievable!!
But these fun loving guys are all winners. Eighty plus years old and still out there playing the game they love, and enjoying every minute of it--no matter the score.
If the Legends ever need a slogan I have one in mind:
"It's not how old you are. It's HOW you are old".
Posted by Bud at 7:00 AM