Feb 4, 2008

Blind golfer hits hole-in-one

Blind golfer hits hole-in-one

A 92-year-old blind golfer has hit a hole-in-one in Florida. Leo Fiyalko was playing a 110-yard, par-3 hole in Clearwater.

“It was my first hole-in-one, and I never saw it,” he said. “I was just trying to put the ball on the green.” Mr Fiyalko once played to a seven handicap but he began suffering macular degeneration 10 years ago. He is now legally blind and needs help lining up his shots and finding his golf balls.

Mr Fiyalko was playing with a group-of-friends when he hit his hole-in-one but they were all looking for a lost ball as he prepared to tee off. His friends in the Twilighters Club golf group presented him with a plaque to commemorate the feat. ananova

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