Fran still can - Tucson News Now

Fran still can

Posted: Updated:
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Fran Thomas is sidelined at the moment.

She can’t play golf right now due to doctor’s order. It’s something that doesn't sit well with the longtime Tucson resident.

You see Fran Thomas has been playing golf for 66 years. She’s 93 years old.

Thomas picked up the game in 1948 due to the fact her husband played quite often. The couple moved to Tucson in the early 70s and became members at Rolling Hills Country Club. When not under doctor’s orders, Thomas plays there about 3-4 times a week.

She shot her all-time best round of 67 at the course. It came while playing with two of the club’s male members. She beat both them.

She’s also carded three holes-in-one, the last earlier this year at the age of 92.

Thomas says the keys to her game are gripping down on the club and keeping her shots in the fairway.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Solomon to start for RichRod

    Solomon to start for RichRod

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:53:27 GMT
    The redshirt freshman has earned the right to lead the Cats.
    The redshirt freshman has earned the right to lead the Cats.
  • Cards offense out of sync in Bengals loss

    Cards offense out of sync in Bengals loss

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-08-25 07:14:39 GMT
    Carson Palmer completed just 7-of-19 passes in what was not a sharp dress rehearsal for the Arizona Cardinals.
    Carson Palmer completed just 7-of-19 passes in what was not a sharp dress rehearsal for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Kennedy gets his Chase Field redemption

    Kennedy gets his Chase Field redemption

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:22:59 GMT
    Former Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy won in his second game back at Chase Field as a Padre, and San Diego beat Arizona 7-4 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
    Former Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy won in his second game back at Chase Field as a Padre, and San Diego beat Arizona 7-4 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Powered by WorldNow