Golfer, 85, still hitting holes-in-oneUPDATED 5:10 AM HST Jun 26, 2014Video Transcript
ACES DON'T COME EASY ON A GOLF COURSE.. MANY GOLFERS NEVER EXPERIENCE A HOLE IN ONE IN THEIR ENTIRE LIFE.. NEWS 4'S RICARDO LECOMPTE CAUGHT UP WITH AN 85 YEAR OLD IN TRYON NORTH CAROLINA.. WHO HAS MADE HOLES IN ONE.. A HABIT.. IF YOU WANT TO TRACK DOWN RETIRED ARMY OFFICER JOHN ALBREE.JUST LOOK ON THE GOLF COURSE. THE 85-YEAR-OLD MAKES IT OUT TO TRYON COUNTRY CLUB AT LEAST THREE TIMES A WEEK. The best part of playing is the camaraderie of who I play with and the competitiveness of the game and the challenges of the game AND THERE'S ONE CHALLENGE ALBREE SEEMS TO HAVE MASTERED. MAKING A HOLE-IN-ONE. IN FACT.THE TRYON ESTATES RESIDENT HAS MADE "6" IN HIS LIFETIME. I've had one at when I lived at Kitty Hawk at Duckwoods Country Club when I lived on the Outer Banks, and I've had five at this country club since I moved here. Now there are golfers out there who have had more than 6 aces. What makes John's accomplishment stand out, his last five, have come within the last 30 months. He's had one or two before, and all of a sudden, he's making them left and right. He knows what he's doing. He's got me watching. Every time he comes to number 9, I'm taking a look, because I don't know when he's going to do it again. It's a wonderful thrill when you do it, but nobody plans it. And if they tell you they planned it, I just don't believe it. SO AS ALBREE WAITS TO SINK HOLE-IN-ONE NUMBER SEVEN. HE'LL CONTINUE TO ENJOY THE GAME HE LOVES. It's a challenging game for me and I just love it. And I'm going to miss the day when I can't play anymore. IN TRYON.RICARDO LECOMPTE.WYFF NEWS 4 SPORTS..