Golfing at 93, Brock Has Friends to Thank

By KBJR News 1

September 4, 2013 Updated Sep 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) ---Another Tuesday, another chance for Harry Brock to get out on the golf course.

"I love the clientele that I play with, and I just love this golf course. It's just beautiful."

But Brock isn't like every other golfer.

"I never thought I'd be out here at 93. I hope I can last just another year. That'd be beautiful."

The Duluth native is blind in one eye, nearly a century old and plays golf four mornings a week with his buddy by his side.

"I hope at 93 that I'm alive and can hit the ball like him," said Greg Swor, Brock's golfing partner. It's fun to watch. When he's playing well, it's fun to watch."

"I follow directions from these birds," Brock said pointing to Swor. They tell me why, when, and how."

"Whatever he needs, that's friendship," Swor said. "Whatever he needs."

A friend to laugh with, and another set of eyes to help him get around the green.

"We've got to watch his ball and make sure he doesn't fall in the sand trap or whatever. But he's very self–sufficient," Swor said.

It's a friendship that formed on the green and now continues on and off the course. It's about staying active and playing golf, one hole at a time.