Despite bad knees, Faith wins golf tourney

Despite bad knees, Faith wins golf tourney

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Despite some physical struggles, Faith Tilton won the female division in the "Gavel Passing" golf tournament in Ephrata, WA recently. Shown with her is Al Nicol who carried both of their golf bags during the event. (Photo by Brian Wensley)

By Brian Wensley

You are never too told.

This was proven recently during a longstanding tradition since the 1960s between B.C. and Washington legions called “Gavel Passing.”

Transpiring again this year in Ephrata, WA, Gavel Passing commemorates and promotes friendship between the veterans and legion members of both countries. Part of the activities include an 18-hole golf match for men and women.

Pictured in above photo are Faith Tilton and hubby Al Nicol representing Oliver Legion Br. 97 in the golf tourney.

Avid golfer Faith (79 years old) was not capable of walking the course due to bad knees but still wanted to compete with the other female contestants.

As no power carts were available, Faith pushed her walker and Al (77 years old) pulled both his clubs and hers, and away they went.

The amazing conclusion – after forcing themselves to carry on – is that Faith won the women’s division!

Way to go you, guys! Truly inspiring. I guess you just gotta have a little “Faith.”

 

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