Riderwood Retirement Community Resident Lou Cross - Incredibly - Has Made 13 Holes-in-One During His Golf Career
Cross, 87, is a retired nationally acclaimed pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic. He won the Heritage Harbour Golf Club’s championship in 1998. He does not believe in the tradition of buying drinks after making a hole-in-one, nor will he accept a drink from anyone else.
“It’s exciting to see the ball go into the cup,” said Cross, whose preferred greeting is a fist bump, not a handshake. “The hole is not big. Sometimes I feel like I can stand over it all afternoon and not be able to drop the ball in it.”
Cross once carried a 3 handicap. He is now a 7 handicap. He plays golf as much as he likes, crediting Alice, his wife of nearly 65 years, for allowing him to do so.
“I love the game,” Cross said. “ I enjoy life, I feel blessed.”
Riderwood, which has nearly 3,000 residents, is the nation’s largest continuing care retirement community. It sits on 120 acres that stretch across Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. Riderwood (www.RiderwoodVillage.us ) offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also, there are more than 200 resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; film, fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy. Riderwood is managed by Erickson Living and is located at 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20904. Tel: 301-572-1300.
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