Should you think that the flame couldn’t have been burning for that long – given that being seriously injured at 44, only two years after her introduction to the game wasn’t long enough to ignite a passion – then you don’t know Annie Hayes of Lee, Mass.
“She’s one of the most determined people I know,” said Josh Hillman, who can speak from experience. The PGA head professional at Taconic Golf Club, has taught Hayes for several years. “She is motivated to constantly do better and be the best golfer she can be.”
Likely, you’re thinking that that sounds like a lot of golfers. But Annie Hayes, 59, isn’t like a lot of golfers you know.
She’s more special, because her love for the game comes in the face of massive odds and requires of her an uncanny perspective.