Blind, 92-year-old golfer scores hole in one - why can't you?
So you’ve been playing golf for a while and have never come close to scoring a hole in one? Well, don’t give up hope. It took Leo Fiyalko 60 years to get his first - and he did it while legally blind. At the age of 92.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – A hole-in-one is rare on the golf course, but what are the odds of a blind golfer sinking one?
Leo Fiyalko couldn’t see it, but his golf buddies did – a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at the Cove Cay Country Club.
Leo Fiyalko brushed off the feat, and had to be prodded to tell his wife about it at the end of the round.
Fiyalko is 92 and has macular degeneration. He’s been golfing for 60 years, but his 110-yard shot with a 5-iron on Jan. 10 was his first hole-in-one.
“I was just trying to put the ball on the green,” Fiyalko said.
Fiyalko tees off every Thursday with a group of golfers ranging in age from 70 to 90-plus. He used to have a seven handicap, but now he needs help lining up his shots and finding his golf balls because he only has peripheral vision in his right eye.
Good work, Leo, here’s hoping you score many more. Now for the rest of you, start aiming for the pin a little better. Or maybe get someone else to line up the shot for you.
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