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Handicap? : Hole in 1 for 1-Armed Man

August 29, 1985|Associated Press

TWIN LAKES, Mich. — A 70-year-old man with one arm and blurred vision says he was "a little excited" after pulling off golf's most coveted accomplishment, a hole in one.

Frank Kaarto of Mass City used a five iron to ace the 140-yard, par-3 third hole at Wyandotte Hills Golf Course in Twin Lakes.

Kaarto has no left arm, only four fingers on his right hand and has blurred vision in his right eye. A golfer 23 years, he recorded his ace during a league playoff competition.

"That's my first, so I'm a little excited, of course," he said of Tuesday's shot.

The retired insurance agent says he plans to keep playing golf "until I can't swing the club anymore."

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