The Loop

You won't believe how long this man has been a member at the same golf club

June 09, 2016

Introducing Geoffry Crosskill, a 94-year-old Englishman. If you're not already impressed by his age -- and that cool last name -- try this: Mr. Crosskill has been a member of the same golf club for 82 years. Eighty. Two. Years.

Bunkered Magazine did a story on Geoffry after he broke the Guinness World Record for longest serving member of a golf club. And yes, we're also amazed that there is such a record.

Crosskill recently broke the record when he reached 82 years and 18 days of continuously being a member at Eaton Golf Club in Norwich, England.

“I had nothing to do with it! My granddaughter did it all to surprise me," he told Bunkered.

Perhaps, he had nothing to do with being recognized, but he put in all that time for the game -- and club -- that he loves. Crosskill said he became a member at 12 with a membership that cost the equivalent of about 1 pound today. Through the years, he's won a number of club competitions and made five holes-in-one. Even more impressively, Crosskill still plays nine holes three times a week and still maintains a 16-handicap.

“It’s helped me a lot health-wise," he said. "Without it I don’t think I would be here, I think it has kept me very fit.”

Good for you, Geoffry. Here's to you breaking 100 in a good way.