PGA: Golfer, 103, May Be Oldest to Record Hole-in-One

Gus Andreone with his own statue at Gus Andreone Practice and Teaching Facility at the Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Fla.
PGA of America

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A 103-year-old Florida golfer may have made history as the oldest person to record a hole in one.

The PGA of America announced on its website that Gus Andreone of Sarasota scored the ace Wednesday at Palm Aire Country Club. The group said it is likely that Andreone is the oldest golfer to score a hole in one, beating the previous record of a 102-year-old woman in 2007.

Andreone told Tampa Bay television station Fox 13 News that the ace marks his eighth since 1939. He used a driver on the 113-yard 14th hole of the Lakes Course, as he normally does, but then noticed something different. The ball went straight into the hole.

Andreone pocketed $80 for the feat, and says he looks forward to doing it again.

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