An octogenarian who played his first game in the mid-1960s has scored his first hole-in-one.
Eighty-four-year-old Ray Mann aced the par-three, 16th at Wodonga on Monday.
"I couldn't have hit it any better, it landed about 15m short of the hole and went straight in," he explained.
"I was playing with a few guys and they said, 'it's going in, it's going in', but my eyesight isn't so good these days, so I didn't see it as well."
Mann used to play football for Wodonga in the late 1950s and early 60s, but suffered two grand final losses with the Bulldogs.
However, there was no second best with a five-iron.
"The clubhouse isn't open at the moment (due to COVID), so I went home and had a cup of tea and a cuddle with (my wife) Patricia," he revealed.
"I can now die happy."
The clubhouse isn't open at the moment (due to COVID), so I went home and had a cup of tea and a cuddle with (my wife) Patricia.- Ray Mann
Mann took up the sport after football in his late 20s, but spent 20 years away from the game while working.
He specialised in carting fabricated steel in his last 15 years and only retired at 76.
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Mann plays off 21 after working down to five around 35 years ago.
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