RENO, NV - “It’s all on you at the end of the game you determine how well you do,” says Jack Manna as to why he loves golf.
The 73-year old Manna should know, he's been playing golf since he was six.
He owns 167-pairs of knickers, 13 pairs of shoes, and 300 sweaters.
But that's on the outside---in his heart he knows as he gets older he's not the golfer he once was, its just a fact of the game.
Two years ago he thought if he can't change the facts, he could change of course of his game.
“So what I did was move the tees up to give the average man the senior players the opportunity to get on the green in regulation,” says Manna
You could say Jack was ahead of his time. Just recently the U-S-G-A started pushing golf courses to create such courses for not only the senior but for the beginner as well.
Here at Lakeridge Golf Course, Manna says he's found a happy medium combining intermediate and women scoring.
“Then we have the green tees which are considered our middle tees that play is 641 yards. Then we have, very humbly the Manna Tees which play 572,”
So many golfers in Manna's age group tend to quit the sport they love because they pride themselves in their skills that are slowly--and quite literally not up to par.
By moving the tees Manna says obstacles like sand traps and lakes can still play a factor in a round of golf.
The older golfer no longer has to putter around.