Senior golfers staying active

REED CITY — Ted Flore and his wife Deana are Evart area residents who make sure that when it’s Friday afternoon during the summer. It’s also time to be at the Spring Valley Golf Course for another stint in the couples league.

They’ve played in the league for 20 years. Ted plays in the Thursday night men, Monday night men and Sunday scramble league. Deana also plays Sundays in the scramble league and Monday in the women’s league.

Ted started picking up the sport 40 years ago when he lived in the Flint area and worked for the railroad. They’ve lived in the area for 25 years.

Looking back, Ted figures he’s never parred a course but has shot a 39. His wife usually has a goal to shoot in the 40s.

“I’m a good driver and putter,” she said. “So is he.”

The second shot is usually the most important one, as far as Ted is concerned.

“I used to be a good putter,” smiled Ted, who now admits that putting can sometimes be a problem spot.

They both find the couples league to be very competitive. Even last Friday with temperatures in the high 90s, they were at the course ready to play nine holes.

“I talked her into coming out,” Ted said. “She won’t miss nothing now. She really likes it.”

The couples league tees off between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. every Friday night. Action will continue through Sept. 21.