Old Golf Pros Go to Keep On Grinding

March 14, 2015 12:33 AM

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Old Golf Pros Go to Keep On Grinding

In terms of glamour, it’s hard to imagine a less impressive professional tour than the Sunbelt Seniors Tour. In a recent event at semiprivate Halifax Plantation here, the first of the 10 pro groups closely trailed a foursome of husband-and-wife duffers whose best player might not have broken 100. For that matter, one player in the Sunbelt field didn’t break 100. The pros tooled around the course in electric carts, like ordinary Joes, and tended their own pins on greens running about 8 feet on the Stimpmeter, which is slow.

On the other hand, the winner of the tournament was Blaine McCallister, a five-time PGA Tour champ whose rounds of 68, 69 and 65 totaled 14 under par. Finishing second, at nine under par, was Gibby Gilbert III, a Web.com Tour veteran and the son of a popular PGA Tour player from the 1970s and 1980s....

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