George Hiotis

Z-ville Man Scores Ace – Quits Game

by George Hiotis on May 18, 2018 at 3:22 am

A 93-year-old Zanesville man wrapped up his almost seven decades of golfing with the ultimate prize, a hole-in-one.  Ben Bender aced the 152-yard third hole last month a Green Valley Golf Course in Zanesville with a 5 wood.  Bender told the Zanesville Times Recorder “the lord knew” this was his last round and give him a hole-in-one.  He says he was in awe watching it, but then his hip started bothering him, forcing him to stop after a few more holes.  He headed to the clubhouse, brining his golfing career to a memorable end. Bender started playing golf when he was 28 years old and had achieved a handicap of 3 and one point.  Bender says he hates giving up the game, but knows he can’t play forever.