Golf

Golfer hits first hole-in-one at 93 ... then retires

2018-05-18 11:13
Golf ball (Getty Images)

Cape Town - American amateur golfer Ben Bender scored his first ever hole-in-one at the age of 93 last month, and then retired from the sport.

The Zanesville Times Recorder published the moving story earlier this week, detailing how the Ohio-based golfer, who had been playing for 65 years, eventually had his magical moment. 

"I'd come close to some hole-in-ones, but this one was level on the green before it curved towards the hole and went in," Bender told the publication.

"I was in awe watching it. I played a few more holes, but my hips were hurting and I had to stop. It seemed the Lord knew this was my last round so he gave me a hole-in-one."

Bender, the article adds, suffers from hip bursitis. 

He started playing golf when he was 28 and carded his hole-in-one with a five-wood on the third hole at Green Valley in Zanesville, Ohio.

Read more on:    golf

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.