Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Final Goal Achieved

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Final Goal Achieved

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HIS hands ache with arthritis and he is the first to admit he's not getting any younger, but Ken Anderson is still setting records on the golf course.

Last week he achieved a goal all golfers dream about, but few achieve.

In the Headland club's stableford competition on Wednesday he shot his age.

No, let's correct that Co he smashed it.

Ken, who's closing in on 71, fired a bogey-free 67 to notch 44 stableford points off the blue markers.

He recently set himself a two-year goal of achieving the rare feat of shooting a golf round lower than his age.

And after achieving it, he immediately declared his book of goals was now closed.

C[pounds sterling]That's it. I have achieved what I wanted and now I'm keen to get back to playing golf for the reason I like best Co because I love it,C[yen] he said.

A two-marker (1.7 to be precise) and turning 71 in January, Ken said he was C[pounds sterling]absolutely spentC[yen] at the conclusion of his round.

C[pounds sterling]The round started well and with my goal of beating my age looking realistic, I really concentrated hard on every shot,C[yen] he recalled.

C[pounds sterling]But even though it was a wonderful feeling to finally achieve the feat, it took its toll on me and I have no motivation to do it again.

C[pounds sterling]It was a tough day, physically and mentally.C[yen]

Ken paid tribute to three outside influences for his superb round Co playing partners Wayne West and Ashley Reck, who both play off two, and a new set of irons.

C[pounds sterling]Both Ash and Wayne were well aware of my goal to break my age and when it looked like I was on track they were really supportive and encouraging,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]And the new irons Co Callaway Diablos Co were very effective.

C[pounds sterling]It was the first time I had played a competition round with them and felt confident the greens would hold each time I hit my approach shots. …

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