Not every sport loves you back throughout your life, but golf — as it often does — proves to be the exception. From Juniors first developing their skills to the fine-tuning and frustrations of adulthood and on into the golden years, our clubs teem with enthusiasts of all ages.

Charles Douglass, Musgrove Mill Golf Club

At a course where time seems to slow and tensions ease, Musgrove Mill has served as a needed escape for McConnell Golf members since it joined the portfolio in 2007. As visitors know, the atmosphere is relaxed but the course is no less of a challenge. It’s here that Douglass has kept his game in tip-top shape for over 20 years.

How did it feel the first time you shot your age?

I don’t remember the first time I shot my age, however I am sure it was very satisfying. Last summer, I did manage to post an 81 and 84 at Green Valley CC when I was 86.

Share with us a little about your time at Musgrove Mill.

I have been a member at Musgrove for about 25 years and enjoy playing there very much. Since McConnell Golf acquired the course, I have enjoyed the privilege of playing many of the McConnell courses.

What’s the next goal or milestone for you?

I have not been able to match my age at Musgrove (it does have a higher slope), but who knows, maybe one day. As the motto of South Carolina reads, “While I breathe, I hope.”