February 1, 20
Getting a hole in one is a rare feat. Getting one at the age of 92 while you are legally blind is nothing short of amazing. That is just what Leo Fiyalko did at the fifth hole at the Cove Cay Country Club.
Fiyalko has macular degeneration. He's been golfing for 60 years, but his 110-yard shot with a five iron on Jan. 10 was his first hole-in-one.
"I was just trying to put the ball on the green," Fiyalko
Fiyalko tees off every Thursday with a group of golfers ranging in age from 70 to 90-plus. He used to have a seven handicap, but now he needs help lining up his shots and finding his golf balls because he only has peripheral vision in his right eye.
Witnesses said Fiyalko brushed off the feat, and had to be prodded
to tell his wife about it at the end of the round.
Fiyalko's friends at the country club presented him with a
plaque last week to commemorate the feat.
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