A year ago at age 74, he shot five 75s, just missing the mark by a stroke.
“I can’t really explain it,” he says of his aces. “Thousands of golfers with more superior skills than mine have never aced a hole. Wish I could take credit for it, but it’s just luck.”
Not everyone agrees. His pal John Good calls him humble.
“There’s also some skill involved,” Good says. “You don’t pot seven holes without some knowledge of the game. He tries not to be superstitious about the whole thing.”
Writer and photographer Tom Vartabedian is retired from The Haverhill Gazette. He contributes this regular column.