This 92-Year-Old Woman is Your New Golfing Idol

By Jon Ackerman
Tuesday March 11th, 2014 2:39 pm EDT

Getty Images

Still looking for the first hole-in-one of your lifetime? Are you of retirement age and still shooting for that first ace? Fret not, it could still come.

Fran Thomas of Tucson, Ariz., was in her mid-60s when she sank her first hole-in-one. And she even carded a second one that same year in 1987.

Thomas is now 92 – and the owner of three lifetime aces. This past January she watched her tee shot drop in the cup at the 108-yard 13th hole at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Tucson. That’s nearly 27 years after her other holes-in-one from the course’s second hole.

Granted, you’re not going to see the PGA Tour visit Rolling Hills anytime soon, with its petite 4,100-yard course comprised of nine par 3s and nine par 4s. But a hole-in-one is a hole-in-one.

And clubbing one at the age of 92 is quite impressive. Maybe it was possible because Thomas recently started letting her body recover? Instead of playing golf every single day, she’s now down to only three or four rounds per week. And instead of walking the Rolling Hills course, she now agrees to ride in a cart.

Shouldn’t we all aspire to play three or four rounds of golf a week when we’re 92? Absolutely.

Related: Couple Sinks Aces In Same Round | Best Hole-In-One Videos

Other Hot Links:
- TaylorMade Invades Four Major World Cities for Contest
- Patrick Reed Clarifies Comments: Aspires To Reach Top 5
- Patrick Reed: Cocky or Confident?
- Golf Trick Shot Artist Challenges Rugby Players
- When Animals Attack… Your Golf Balls

More in Lifestyle

Celebrities Having Fun At Lake Tahoe Golf Tournament

Celebrities Having Fun At Lake Tahoe Golf Tournament

Tiger's Restaurant Gets Busted For Food Violations

Tiger's Restaurant Gets Busted For Food Violations

Barkley: Golf's Fun, Until You Hit Somebody

Barkley: Golf's Fun, Until You Hit Somebody

The Golf Course In No-Man's Land

The Golf Course In No-Man's Land

Take A Tour Of Andrew 'Beef' Johnston's House

Take A Tour Of Andrew 'Beef' Johnston's House

Under Armour Creates

Under Armour Creates "Smart" Shoe For Jordan Spieth

Late Night Online Purchase: IKKOS CopyMe Golf

Late Night Online Purchase: IKKOS CopyMe Golf

Golfer Dies After Being Struck By Lightning On The Course

Golfer Dies After Being Struck By Lightning On The Course

Long Drive Champ Hits Ball Out Of GC Host's Mouth

Long Drive Champ Hits Ball Out Of GC Host's Mouth

Amazing Golf Bet Nets The Winner Nearly $87,000

Amazing Golf Bet Nets The Winner Nearly $87,000

Swing By Swing logo
logo-sbs-clubhouse-mobile
tracking pixel