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Richmond golfer, 96, bags first hole-in-one

Jack Harada credits more than 60 years of practice for landing the ace
Jack Harada, with his hole-in-one ball

It’s only taken him 60 years, but veteran golfer Jack Harada’s persistence has finally paid off.

At the ripe age of 96, Harada bagged his first ever hole-in-one.

Last week, Harada was playing as one third of his weekly three-ball with Kaoru Minato and Rev. Grant Ikuta at the West Richmond Pitch and Putt. And, after a relatively good start with a par here and there, Harada approached the 5th tee and said, “Sure would be nice to get a birdie.” 

After shooting the ace, Harada claimed with a laugh that all those years of practise had finally paid off.