A champion golfer… at 96 YEARS OLD!

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Joe Moorhouse is fours years away from toasting his centenary - but that hasn’t stopped him from winning a tournament at his beloved golf club. 

Demonstrating once and for all that age is just a number, the retired builder joined forces with John Stewart to successfully defend the foursomes tournament at Duff House Royal – retaining a trophy he donated to the club in 2017.

At 96, he is the oldest winner of a competition at the Banff club.

“I’m delighted,” Joe told The Press and Journal. “I don’t really know what it is because I’m never that bothered by the result.

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“I suppose it’s a wee bit of luck and also having a really good partner.

“It was lucky John and I got to play together again. We didn’t plan it. I guess you could call it fate.”

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A member of the club for more than 50 years, Joe still plays twice a week.

“I just love it,” he added. “It lets me meet my friends and keeps me out of the house. I just always try to do my best.”

Photo: The Press and Journal

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