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Door County Golfer Profile: Les Berns

Age: 93

Occupation: Retired Retail Lumber Dealer

Home Course: Cherry Hills

Handicap: 25

Best 18-hole score: 82 when I was 91 years old

Years playing: 75

Hole-in-one(s): One, Maxwelton Braes Hole 17

Nicest Golf Course Ever Played: Disney World in Florida.

Favorite Golf Memory: Witnessing Cam Fuller’s double eagle on par 5 number 6 at Cherry Hills

Golf Accomplishment Most Proud Of: Organizing a golf outing with former greens keeper at Cherry Hills

Favorite Golfer: My brother-in-law Bill who is since deceased. He was a Door County competitive champion many times.

Fantasy Foursome: Have to go local – Mike Pfannenstiel, Carl Beckstrom and Cam Fuller before I quit golfing for good.

What’s in the bag? TaylorMade Burner Driver, Callaway Big Bertha Fairway Woods, 18 degree Nike Hybrid, Callaway Big Bertha Irons, Mastergrip putter.

Strengths: Putting, I’m a strong advocate of plumb bobbing my putts.

Weaknesses: Transitioning the left side of the body first which leads to a correct weight transfer.

Golf Tip to Share: Thru-swing: Hand-eye coordination see the club head go threw the ball with nose pointing at ball. A note to live by: golf is not a religion but should build character. Golf is great fun and great exercise!

When not Playing Golf, Les can be found: Playing the piano at home or somewhere, I hope.