Dance, one of Cammeray Golf Club’s oldest members, hit a remarkable milestone last week, 100-years-old and he’s still going strong.
Mr Dance has been a member of the Lower North Shore club for over 50 years and they held a presentation to celebrate the milestone after his regular Saturday golf game.
His son-in-law Derek Halliday Brown said Les still loves his regular game of golf. "Les enjoys playing with his mates and likes to keep on his feet."
"He’s a fit gentleman, albeit he’s 100 years old. He’s played golf for years and won lots of cups and trophies. In his day he was very good."
Being legally blind, Mr Dance has overcome a couple of obvious hurdles that golfers with sight don’t have to think about. He uses fluorescent yellow got balls and a home made tee on a string to make sure it doesn’t fly out of his limited range of sight. “
He can’t see his tee when he hits the ball,” Mr Halliday-Brown said. “So to stop it flying away and losing it he glued it to a piece of elastic about a foot and-a-half long. he’s attached a red woollen pom pom to it. He can see the red colour.”
Mr Dance, who lives at Greenwich also keeps fit by walking up and down the steps to his boasted at the bottom of his house. He is fond of a bit of fishing too.
"He keeps a tinny down there, and fishes out at Lane Cove River for Flathead, and Blackfish. He’s a keen fisherman and used to play a lot of tennis as well," Mr Halliday-Brown added.