Bender aced the 152-yard third hole last month at Green Valley Golf Course in Zanesville with a 5-wood. 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, bringing his golfing career to a memorable end.
Bender says he began playing when he was 28, whittling his handicap down to a 3 at one point. He says he hates giving up the game, but knows he can't play forever.
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