The other day I wrote about the youngest person to get a hole in one on a regulation sized golf course, then I get an email about the oldest person to get a hole in one on a regulation sized golf course. Where will the golf madness end?
A 102 year old woman named Elsie McLean has hit a hole in one on the par 3, 100 yard, fourth hole at Bidwell Park in California. She became the oldest person to sink a hole in one on a regulation sized course, by knocking off the prior 'oldest person to hit a hole in one' champion, 101 year old Harold Stilson, who hasn't commented on the recent events.
Though Elsie claims to have come close on a few occasions, this was Mrs. McLean's first hole in one. At first Elsie thought she'd lost her ball after driving off the tee. Because of the slope of the green, it was hard to see where the ball had gone; and lets face it at 102, we can't blame her for having a little vision difficulty. Her friends Kathy and Elizabeth found it in the cup and so the mayhem began.
Being the oldest person to get a hole in one is a massive responsibility and as one can assume the media bandwagon was ruthless. I believe the only publication not to contact Elsie for a spread was Australian FHM magazine. Elsie was even invited on Leno to talk about her courageous effort, which of course Elsie graciously declined.
"For an old lady, I still hit the ball pretty good" says Elsie.
Here's an interview with Mrs. McLean from Bidwell.
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