At least when he returned home, Fircrest’s Ken Still could brag he shot golf scores better than his age – with a little bit of help.
Once a year, the 76-year-old former PGA Tour player tees it up in a tournament – at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah. Ga.
Paired with Billy Casper in the super-senior “Demaret” Division, the two golfers shot a pair of 74s (3-over 148) at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa to finish 16th – well back of winners Gibby Gilbert and J.C. Snead (125).
“I played good. I didn’t putt,” said Still, who admitted he felt no ill effects of a dislocated shoulder injury suffered in late January. “The greens were grainy.”
The trip last week was full of fond memories, getting caught up with old colleagues. He had a new partner this year in Casper.
But it also had one dark moment.
Still has played the event the past 4-5 years with Mason Rudolph, who had suffered a series of heart attacks over the past year. The two talked about teaming up in 2012.
As Still made way to his 9 a.m. tee time, he got word that Rudolph had died that morning.
“At 9 a.m., too,” Still said.