103-YEAR-OLD MAN ACHIEVES HOLE-IN-ONE

Gus Andreone eyes record for oldest person to record an ace

By James Dobbin

Floridian Gus Andreone proved age is just a number when he laid claim to becoming the oldest golfer to record a hole-in-one … at an astounding 103.

And his hole-in-one tally now sits at eight, proving either a lifetime of incredible luck or the latest achievement of a consistent golfer.

Andreone scored his ace with his driver on the 113-yard, par-three 14th at Palm Aire CC in Sarasota, Florida 

He told PGA.com: “I hit it solid and the ball then hit the ground about 30 yards from the green and kept rolling, rolling and rolling.

“It fell into the hole, which was cut on the right middle part of the green; miracles do happen once in a while.”

Though Andreone’s luck may have topped out with his miraculous hole-in-one, he may well have set a new record for the oldest golfer to achieve an ace.

Elsie McLean is thought to have held the previous record, having holed her tee shot in 2007 at 102 years of age.

Andreone, the oldest member of the PGA of America, achieved his first ace a staggering 75 years ago, in 1939, but his penultimate ace came sometime in the 1990s on the same course’s 17th hole. 

Picture: Gus Andreone (PGA.com)