Monday, February 4, 2008

92 Year Old Hole in One

Oh, did we mention he was BLIND too?

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A hole-in-one is rare on the golf course, but what are the odds of a blind golfer sinking one?

Leo Fiyalko couldn't see it, but his golf buddies did: a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at the Cove Cay Country Club in Clearwater.

Fiyalko is 92 and has macular degeneration. He's been golfing for 60 years, but his 110-yard shot with a five iron on January tenth was his first hole-in-one.

As he puts it: "I was just trying to put the ball on the green."

Fiyalko tees off every Thursday with a group of golfers ranging in age from 70 to 90-plus.

His friends at the country club presented him with a plaque last week to commemorate the feat.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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