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".


kenju said...

Oddly enough, I read that same slogan on a greeting card today!
Those guys are to be commended.

Ginnie said...

Makes you feel young, doesn't it, Bud? Don't are doing a fine job of staying young in mind and'll make it to 100 for sure!

Beverly said...

Wow, is it only men in this group, or have all the women golfers formed their own group? My boys grandfather played in any weather till he was way on up there in the number of years...

Mike Asztalos said...

He strives to be the best, that is what we Asztalos' like to do...I know, for he is my cousin.

Keep up the good work Mike!!

Mike Asztalos
Chicago, IL