I know the pros shoot mostly sub par, in the 60s or 70s, but a 97 for me was a little short of miraculous. First of all, I didn't learn the game as a child. I took my first lesson at age 65. Secondly, if you ask any senior golfers how their game is, they will most likely answer, "I don't hit the ball like I used to."
The reason I'm so stoked about breaking 100 is, at the age of 74, my game is not faltering, but getting better. That's exactly why I wrote my book, " You Can Shoot 70at70." No, I didn't shoot 70, but then I never shot 70 when I was younger either.
Staying healthy and strong is not a part time job. I work at it every single day, without fail - exercise, fresh air, ample sleep, healthy foods, good friends, positive mental attitude. And although I play maybe twice a week, I usually practice chipping or putting or hitting balls almost everyday.
Age truly is just a date on the calendar. I don't know if I'll break 90. But I'm looking toward that goal. And I'm willing to put in the work. At 5ft 2" and about 120lbs. I'm not going to outdrive a 6ft tall, 20 yr old, unless I develop a swing like Yani Tseng. But I will be competitive.
Just yesterday I played with three men, who, incidentally teed off from my tees.
I beat one by more than 10 strokes, another beat me by 9 and the third was just too good to catch.
Today my body hurts, but so what. I'm proud to be a 74yr old golfer. And I intend to improve day by day. Won't you join me?