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He Did It: Leo Luken Shoots His Age or Better for 1,000th Time

95-year-old Leo Luken, a longtime player at the Hilton Head golf courses at Palmetto Dunes, where he lives, recently reached that feat for an incredible 1000th time. On Tuesday, September 24, Luken shot 47-45 for 92 at the George Fazio golf course.

Leo’s golf career, which didn’t begin until he was 45, first shot his age at 71. Luken participated in the Shoot Your Age Championship in Florida 2005, which aired nationally on CBS, shooting his age for the 530th time and bettering his age by six shots. He ended up winning the tournament, besting even Arnold Palmer. He’s been going at it ever since and we are proud that he completed his goal right here on Hilton Head Island.

Read more about Leo Luken’s special accomplishment that has been receiving a great amount of national and local golf coverage:

USA Today: A 95-year-old golfer shoots his age or better for 1000th time Amateur golfer 95 shoots age or better 1000th time

Golf Channel Morning Drive: Morning Drive Leo Luken

Golf Channel: Man shoots age or better for 1000th time

“The Golf Fix” on Golf Channel: Golf Fix Leo Luken South Carolina man 95 shoots his age for 1000th time

Island Packet: Hilton Head Island golfer shoots his age or better 1000th time

The Golf Wire: Leo Luken Story 95 year old Palmetto Dunes resident Leo Luken shoots age 1000th time

Golf Center on WHHI Sports: Leo Luken Interview

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