Fla. Man, 90, Gets His First Hole in One

Posted on June 6, 2007 

Fla. Man, 90, Gets His First Hole in One

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) – It took 78 years of golfing, but a 90-year-old man finally got his first hole in one. On Thursday morning, Howard Tanner aced the 123-yard ninth hole of the Wynmoor Community Council Golf Course in Coconut Creek. He first took up the game as a teenager in Long Island, N.Y., while working as a caddie.

“I’ve been playing for 78 years,” Tanner said. “You play that long, you figure something’s going to go right.”

Three other players were with Tanner when he teed off, but no one saw the ball drop into the hole – including Tanner. The group searched the green before eventually checking the hole.

“I have very poor eyesight,” Tanner said. “I seldom see where the ball goes.”

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