Sunday, April 08, 2007

You go girl

At a time in her life when many her age are breaking bones, Elsie McLean is breaking records on the golf course. That's right, 102-year-old Elsie McLean is the oldest person ever to hit a hole-in-one on a golf course. McLean broke the age record of 101 set by Harold Stilson in 2001.

Because of the slope of the green, McLean and her partners couldn't see where her ball landed after she teed off.

"Where's my ball?" McLean asked.

Her friends, Elizabeth Rake and Kathy Crowder, found it in the cup.

"I said, 'Oh, my Lord. It can't be true. It can't be true.' I was so excited. And the girls were absolutely overcome," McLean said.

It was McLean's first ace.

"Well everybody wants a hole-in-one, and I said, 'Why can't I have a hole-in-one?' I came within inches once," McLean told television station KNVN.

McLean, who used a driver, broke the age record of 101 set by Harold Stilson in 2001 at Deerfield Country Club in Florida.

McLean, who has been featured in golf magazines before, will appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on April 24 to celebrate her

"For an old lady," she said, "I still hit the ball pretty good."
That you do, Elsie, and congratulations!
NOTE: McLean is pictured above with photographer Stephanie Rausser of Golf For Women magazine. GFW featured McLean in a 2006 article "Who Are You Calling Old?"


Yoga Korunta said...

Congratulations, Elsie!

P M Prescott said...

Now there's a lady. Great going.