Golfers are in their 80s, but still playing the game
REED CITY — Bill Duddles and Lloyd Keysor are living proof that one is never too old to play golf.
They’re both active members at Spring Valley Golf Course in the Monday Masters League.
Golfers who are 55 and older play in the league every Monday afternoon starting in late April and continuing through the summer. Duddles, a Reed City resident, has lived most of his life in the area. He’s been playing golf for about 30 years.
“My kids wanted to play so I had to play with them,” smiled Duddles, who is 84. The best score he’s ever had at Spring Valley is a 39. He’s had an eagle during his career.
He’s played ever since and said he gets on the course about once or twice a week. Occasionally, he’ll play with the VFW on Wednesday nights. Duddles also occasionally plays at the Intimidator Golf Course near Hawkins.
Keysor, who turned 85 years old this week on Tuesday, is from Evart. He’s golfed about 30 years. He played sports in high school at Harrison, including basketball and baseball.
At Spring Valley, Keysor figures he played about once or twice a week.
Keysor said his short irons are a strong part of his game. He tries to shoot in the 40s but in the past has made it in the high 30s.