Tuesday, June 29, 2010
My Annual 'Hey Old Guy, I Hate You' Post
It happens more than you think. I'm surfing the Internet, looking for whatever there is to write, and I come upon a story of someone that isn't Shane Bacon making a hole-in-one.
As you probably know if you've ever checked this site, I've never made an ace, mainly because the gods hate me and my family and have cursed us with something disgusting when it comes to tee shots on par-3s. Just this morning I was enjoying an iced coffee when my browser pointed me to this headline - "84-year-old makes fourth hole-in-one." Awesome.
At 84 years old, Warren Gilman has this hole-in-one thing practically down to a science.
The Maine retiree now has four in his golfing career. The latest came last week at Point Sebago in Casco.
Gilman says the thrill never gets old, though he missed seeing the ball go into the hole. He was informed by one of his golfing buddies. Joel Marquis, who was in the same foursome, told the Portland Press Herald that Gilman didn't believe it until he looked in the hole.
Gilman didn't start playing golf until his 30s. Now he plays every Monday through Friday, walking the 18 holes with a cart.
I love that he didn't see it go in. Probably because he's old. At 84, you're lucky you can still see your reflection in a mirror, much less watching a golf ball that is white fly through the sky and onto a green a hundred or so yards away, only to see it disappear into a six-inch hole.
So, (sound the theme music), Warren Gilman, I hate you!!