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Posted by Trish18 on Apr 10, 2007 3:37:47 PM



Six years ago, 12-year-old Morgan Pressel was the youngest to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. Last week she showed the ladies how to get it done when she became the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history at 18 years of age.




At the other end of the spectrum, this past weekend 102-year-old Elsie McLean showed the entire world of sports how to get it done when she became the oldest golfer ever to make a hole-in-one on a regulation course. McLean, who used at driver on the 100-yard par-3 fourth hole at Bidwell Park in California, broke the record set by 101-year-old Harold Stilson in 2001.




What a beautiful and crazy sport golf is -- a 12-year-old can qualify to play with the pros and a 102-year-old can make the best shot of her life and achieve something many golfers never do. I tip my hat to the both of them and will get to work on correcting my slice so that, even if I don't have a good chance at acing a hole, I might at least hit the fairway.




(Photo provided by Getty Images/Robert Laberge)



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