At Age 93, Ohio Golfer Finally Gets A Hole-In-One Ben Bender of Zanesville played golf most of his life, and at last decided it was his final round. That final round was when he hit his first hole-in-one.
NPR logo

At Age 93, Ohio Golfer Finally Gets A Hole-In-One

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/612941533/612941534" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
At Age 93, Ohio Golfer Finally Gets A Hole-In-One

At Age 93, Ohio Golfer Finally Gets A Hole-In-One

At Age 93, Ohio Golfer Finally Gets A Hole-In-One

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/612941533/612941534" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ben Bender of Zanesville played golf most of his life, and at last decided it was his final round. That final round was when he hit his first hole-in-one.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Golfers know it doesn't seem like the most demanding sport. You can, if you want, drive a cart to your ball while sipping a beer. Yet golf can be maddeningly tough. It's humbling, takes time. And Ben Bender took the time. The Zanesville, Ohio, man played most of his life and, at last, decided it was his final round. That final round was when he hit his first and only hole-in-one. All it took him was 93 years. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2018 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.