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Everyone Has a Story: 90 year old golfers defy their age

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

What will you be doing when your 90 years of age?  Two La Crosse women are golfing. 

Ann Malin and Jean Weigel are a common sight on the Forest Hills Golf Course. The dynamic duo plays 18 holes a few times a week for the past 25 years.

The two are both farm girls raised with a strong Catholic faith and a love of golf.

Fellow golfer, Sandy Castek says the two ladies are an inspiration. "A bunch of us are in our 70s  and we would be so happy if we could make it to their age golfing the way they golf," said Castek.

Ann and Jean are 90 years of age. The ladies in their golf league say while that might surprise you, what they do off the course is what is the real shocker.

Katie Halaska says Ann still volunteers.

"One day she was pushing this lady down the hall in her wheelchair and the lady said 'You just wait until you get to be my age'. Well, truth be told, Ann was probably 15 years older than her at the time," said Halaska.

Sharlat Selinger is one of the ladies biggest fans. "I've never see Jean upset. She just kind of goes with the flow. If you're angry when you get here and you spend some time with Jean your mood will change," said Selinger. 
Mary Faherty starting playing with the ladies when she retired.  She worked for the County in the Aging Unit and says the ladies defy the stereotype. "They are just beautiful caring women. I can't believe how much energy they have," said Faherty.

The two ladies have no intention of slowing down and stopping playing golf.  "As long as the good lord lets me and as long as my friends put up with me. As long as I can," said Malin. 

"As long as I can keep moving and as long as I enjoy it," said Weigel.

Ann and Jean said they didn't grow up playing golf and prove that it's never too late to start.

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