Photo by Wayne Crick
Joan and Bob Bartlett are all smiles as they prepare to play their early morning round of nine holes at Devil’s Thumb Golf Club in Delta. The couple got late starts in life for the game of golf but now play Monday through Friday if there are “no emergencies, and God willing, and the creek don’t rise,” says Joan.
Most people begin their golfing days at an early age. Not so for Bob and Joan Bartlett of Delta. At ages 82 and 76, Bob and Joan can boast about their playing time spanning only 20 and 12 years respectively.