Being the oldest athlete at the National Senior Games comes with an air of distinction, but for 103-year-old golfer Lindsay Tise, his first round of competition was just another day on the course doing what he loves. Find out how he
Lindsay is a self-described “plain ol’ golfer.” He says he enjoys the sport for “being out in the open and with nice people.” The centenarian is the only player in his 100+ age division, as well as in the 90-94, and 95-99
A skilled and efficient player, Lindsay doesn’t have any special pre-game rituals or equipment. When Lindsay’s son, Tim, asked which balls he wanted to play with today, he characteristically replied, “the three that are the least dirty.”
The centenarian may shoot his age (and often beat it), but he doesn’t feel it. “I don’t feel like the oldest athlete, I feel good,” he says. Find out more in his Personal Best feature.
Lindsay played 18-holes during the Piedmont Plus Senior Games in North Carolina last week, sinking a 30-foot putt on hole 14. After his first 2022 National Senior Games round at the Country Club of Coral Springs on May 16, he’ll play Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club and Jacaranda Golf Club. We look forward to watching this quiet inspiration live life on his own terms.
Defending Champ Looks Forward to Using His Own Clubs
The National Senior Games are full of heartwarming stories of athletes and their families overcoming different obstacles throughout their lives to get to this stage. One example is golfer Ronnie Wald from Los Angeles, California.
Wald traveled to the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a Greyhound bus and was set to make his mark in the 85-89 age division. However, during his travels, his golf clubs went missing and he had no idea what to do as he obviously needed them to compete in his event. Catholic Charities heard about Wald’s story and graciously donated him some golf clubs so he was able to compete in the golf event and make his tee time without any issues.
This is where the story gets even better, Wald was able to not only compete but was neck-and-neck for the gold medal in the 2019 Games to capture his first medal as an athlete since golfing at the National Senior Games back in 2013 at Cleveland. He finished with a 273 overall to win on the last hole and capture the gold medal. Wald is currently competing in 85-89 golf and is looking to repeat his gold medal performance with his own set of golf clubs this time.