Records & RaritiesDecember 18, 2014

This local legend just became the oldest golfer to ever make a hole-in-one

At 103, Gus Andreone was already the oldest member of the PGA of America. Now, he's also the oldest golfer to ever record a hole-in-one.

PGA.com had the story of Andreone's latest feat, a hole-in-one on Wednesday at Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Fla. According to the report, Andreone used a driver from 113 yards for his ace on No. 14 at the Lakes Course to break the previous known record held by 102-year-old Elsie McLean in 2007.

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"I hit it solid and the ball then hit the ground about 30 yards from the green and kept rolling, rolling and rolling," said Andreone, who shot 83 on the 4,535-yard layout and earned an $80 skin for the shot. "It fell into the hole, which was cut on the right middle part of the green. Miracles do happen once in a while."

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Photo: Bob Denney/PGA

Once in a while is right. Andreone's latest hole-in-one was the eighth of his life. His first ace came all the way back in 1939, meaning he gets one about once per decade. Not too shabby.

Here's a Suncoast News Network report from earlier this year on Andreone, who plays three times a week and has been a PGA member for more than 75 years. You go, Gus!

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