Gus Andreone has scored a hole-in-one at the age of 103 at Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Florida. Andreone, the oldest member of the PGA of America, made the hole-in-one using a driver from the green tees on the 113-yard 14th hole at the Lakes Course.
He said, “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.”
Andreone has recorded eight lifetime aces with his first 75 years ago in 1939 and his last one sometime in the 1990s, on the Lake Course’s 17th hole. Andreone may be the oldest person to have ever recorded a hole-in-one.
The apparent previous record holder for a hole-in-one on a regulation course was Elsie McLean, who made an ace at 102 years old in 2007. The oldest male previously was Otto Bucher, 99, of Geneva, Switzerland on the 130-yard twelfth hole at La Manga Club, Spain, in January 1985. A plaque marks this feat on the twelfth tee.
Andreone still plays golf three times per week and aims to go round in 18 over for 90 gross.