93-Year-Old Got His First Hole-in-One and Retires

posted by The Rahny Taylor Morning Show -

Here's a guy who knows how to go out on a high note . . .

93-year-old Ben Bender lives in Zanesville, Ohio, about 50 miles east of Columbus.  And he was out golfing last month.  Yes, he was still out there swinging at 93. 

And on the third hole of the day, he got his first ever HOLE-IN-ONE. 

He'd been playing golf since he was 28, so about 65 years.  But he'd never had one before.  And it wasn't a super-short hole or anything.  It was legit.

It was a 153-yard par three over a pond.  He had to use his 5-wood to get there.  And he actually got to see it roll across the green and drop in. 

Then shortly after he got his ace, he stopped . . . and decided it was his last round of golf EVER. 

He played three more holes until his hip started hurting.  So at that point, he went back to the clubhouse and told the club manager he was done for good.

He says he hates to quit golfing, because he loves it so much.  But he always knew he couldn't do it forever, and this was a pretty great way to go out.  

(Zanesville Times Recorder) 

(Here's a photo of him with a trophy they gave him for it.)

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