Senior golfer proves age is no barrier

Taking up golf last year at the age of 73, Cayman’s Susan Dasher has already scored a hole in one.

Golf is unique in the world of sport in that it has no boundaries in terms of gender or age. Cayman’s courses regularly see golfers ranging from 6 years of age to those over 80, teeing it up and enjoying a healthy outdoor activity.

Susan Dasher, aged 73, decided to take up golf in the summer of 2017. She signed up for regular lessons with North Sound Golf Club coach Robert Chilman and has been working hard to learn both the technique and the rules of the game.

In the less than a year, Dasher has had two major golfing achievements.

In October 2017, while playing in her first Cayman Islands Golf Association competition, she had a hole in one at #13 at the North Sound Golf Club. Many players go a lifetime in the game without one – the odds for an amateur making an ace is 1 in 12,500.

Then, in early April, she traveled to San Antonio to participate in the Clover Texas Senior Games where she competed in golf, basketball and tennis. She gained a gold medal in the golf competition with a score of 93. That score qualifies her for the Humana National Senior Games which will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 2019.

The moral of the story – you are never too old (or too young) to take up golf.

Visit www.ciga.ky for information about golf in Cayman.