|Leo Luken is an avid golfer.|
But perhaps it wasn't such a big deal for Luken. You see, Leo has shot his age an even 1,000 times. He plays three times a week. His handicap is 21. He's "humble, gracious and fiercely competitive," according to his golf buddies.
"My [playing] partners told me I would have to swim across the lagoon on [the par-3] 17th if I hit it in the water," Luken was quoted as saying after his 1,000th age-tying or age-bettering round.
"On my previous attempt at Jones I hooked one out of bounds on No. 17."
The first time Luken shot his age was 24 years ago when he was 71. His lowest round is a 68 at a golf course in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Luken is a former world-class softball pitcher (fast pitch). They called him "Leo the Lion-hearted." He won 511 games and landed in both the Indiana and Kentucky Sports Halls of Fame.
Did I mention that Leo didn't take up golf until he was 45? Yeah, I guess I did.
Y'all keep working on your games. There's still time.
(Visor tip: Press Tent blog)