Woman, 82, Makes Hole-in-One During Fla. Tournament

By Enjoli Francis

Mar 29, 2012 8:04pm

Tiger Woods isn’t the only Florida resident finding success on the golf course.

An octogenarian who got a hole-in-one during a tournament this week proved that age is nothing but a number, even on the green.

On Wednesday, Pat Cooke of Tequesta, Fla., was participating in an event at the Golf Club of Jupiter when she took a 130-yard shot at the sixth hole.

“It was a nice tee shot,” she told ABC News affiliate WPBF-TV. “It was beautiful and it dropped right by the pin and I said to the girls: ‘I think we might be able to get a birdie on that one.’”

But when she and her friends arrived to the green, the 82-year-old got quite a shock.

“When the four of us came up to put our balls,” she said, “there was no ball to be found. It was in the hole. That was really special, unexpected.”

No one caught the shot on video but everyone who attended the tournament backed her story.

Her achievement was even covered by ABC News affiliate WCVB-TV in Boston — Cooke is a New Hampshire native, dons a Red Sox pin and reportedly has maintained her New England accent.

As for her golf career, she said she did not plan to join the senior tour.

“I’m not good under stress,” Cooke said. “I like to come  out and have a good time.”

 

 

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