Jacob “Daddy” Logan took up a new hobby at age 73 – golf.
“I knew I couldn’t sit down and do nothing,” he said. “I said ‘I’ve got to get on the move.’”
That was 22 years ago and Logan has rarely missed a day on the golf course since.
A young Tiger Woods inspired the Baltimore resident to pick up the game during an interview with Oprah Winfrey back in 1993.
“He said you don’t have to go to school to be good golf player,” Logan said.
With those words in mind, Logan set off to teach himself the game.
“You go play one day, you go play another day, you just keep playing,” he said. “Golf ain’t no easy game. You never really learn.”
During a recent trip to North Carolina, the 95-year-old got the chance to check Pinehurst off his bucket list by playing Nos. 1 and 4.
He had fun on both courses, but said No. 1 was his favorite.
“There were all those sand traps on No. 4,” he said. “I haven’t ever seen so many sand traps in my life.”
Golf helps Logan stay active while keeping his mind sharp. He said he gets a “nice little feeling” when he’s out on the course.
“Golf is in a class all to itself,” he said. “It’s not like baseball, basketball or football where players throw the ball from one person to another. In golf, ain’t no one there to help you but yourself.”
Logan doesn’t mind playing alone, but he’s always happy to have a partner. If you ever find yourself in Baltimore, look him up. You can contact him through his website. After talking to him, we promise it will be worth your time. He’s quite a guy.