Golfer stays active

ELISIA SEEBERSound Telegraph

At 90-years-old, Joy Worth says achieving a hole in one is still on her bucket list.

Age is only a number to Mrs Worth, who plays golf twice a week at Rockingham Golf Club.

A lover of sport all her life, Mrs Worth originally played tennis, but an injury led her to golf.

“I just love it; I love the exercise, being out in the fresh air and all the friends you make,” she said. “I started playing golf in Kalamunda, and I was there about five years until 1942 when we went down to Forrestfield and helped build Hartfield Golf Course.

“I am a foundation member of Hartfield.”

It was not until 2001 Mrs Worth started a new life in Rockingham, when her husband fell ill.

She said the secret to a long life was simple — eating well and exercising.

“I have exercised all my life and I think that is what keeps you going,” she said.

“I am very fortunate.”

Having played golf for many years, Mrs Worth said she had won lots of competitions and travelled to Asia, but she had never scored a hole in one.

“I have had an eagle once but never had a hole in one,” she said.

“It is still on the to do list.”

Mrs Worth celebrated her 90th birthday with her friends on May 22.

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