OLD HICKORY — Senior Olympian Gary Baldwin bested Robert Binkley by a single stroke to win the golf gold medal at the 2014 Tennessee Senior Olympics.
Baldwin shot a two day total of 152 to 153 for Binkley.
A total of 90 golfers enjoyed near perfect wether and course conditions during the two day event.
“This was one of the best courses we have played both state and nationally,” said Baldwin.
The win qualifies Baldwin for the National Senior Olympics to be held in Minneapolis in July of 2015. It will be the fifth national tournament for he and wife Janice. Baldwin has previously competed in Virginia Beach, Va., San Francisco, Houston and Cleveland, Ohio.
“We always make it a nice vacation going to the different parts of the country every other year,” he said.
“I still would like to see more golfers get involved with the Senior Olympics. It provided a great atmosphere to meet new as well as “old” people. There are over 20 sports that are held in the games including table tennis, pickleball, volleyball, basketball, racquetball, shuffleboard, badminton, archery, softball, tennis, free throws, cycling, bowling, swimming, track, and many more. All you have to do to get involved is to be 50-years old or older and you can compete in whatever you would like. It is not limited to one sport, you can compete in as many as you'd like.”