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  • 12-year-old cancer survivor performs trick shots with Bryan Brothers

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf11 hrs ago

    Clarkie Carroll has been through a lot in the last year. The now-12-year-old endured 10 long months of chemotherapy to treat a rare bone cancer that robbed him of half of his right femur.

    Thankfully, he is now cancer free and back to playing golf. But Carroll is more than your standard-issue junior talent. The kid's got a growing trick-shot repertoire. So the folks at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina teamed up Carroll with viral trick-shot sensations, the Bryan Brothers, to film some action around Thanksgiving.

    Carroll, whose grandparents live off of Pinehurst No. 7, and his family hope the video can raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

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  • 103-year-old man records his eighth ace, becomes oldest with hole-in-one

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf11 hrs ago

    They say golf is a game you can play for a lifetime. So long as you're upright and swinging, that means you have a chance to make an ace, just like 103-year-old Gus Andreone did in Florida on Wednesday.

    Andreone, the oldest member of the PGA of America, made the hole-in-one at Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Fla. He  used a driver from the green tees on the 113-yard 14th hole at the Lakes Course.

    "I hit it solid and the ball then hit the ground about 30 yards from the green and kept rolling, rolling and rolling," Andreone said ,  according to PGA.com .  "It fell into the hole, which was cut on the right middle part of the green. Miracles do happen once in a while." 

    Anderone, who now has eight lifetime aces, may well be the oldest man to have ever recorded a hole-in-one. The apparent prior record holder was Elsie McLean, who made a hole-in-one at 102 years old in 2007.  Anderone's first ace came 7 5 years ago  in 1939. His last one before Wednesday was sometime in the 1990s, on the same course's 17th hole.

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