CORNWALL, Ontario - On paper Bob Flaro may officially be a "senior" golfer - but don't tell his score card that.
The Cornwall native was recently named the 2013 PGA Ottawa Zone player of the year, by virtue of a solid summer of golfing at a variety of tournaments throughout the national capital region.
He's also 50 this year, which makes him eligible to play in senior tournaments.
The irony isn't lost on the former pro at the Cornwall Golf and Country Club who has gone on to make a name for himself in golfing circles throughout North America.
"It's kind of strange - I've got no problem teeing it up with the young guys," he said with a laugh. "But it's fun to go out and play with the older guys too."
Flaro had plenty of fun this summer, beating his next closest competitor for the zone championship by about 200 points, he said.
The zone championship race is based on points accumulated based on your finish at various tournaments throughout the summer. He went into the final event in Smiths Falls last month ahead by about 300 points and finished the tourney in third place, securing the finish at the top of the standings.
"Anytime you win player of the year you know you've had a good summer," he said.
He also won this year's Ottawa PGA senior championship.
Flaro is in the midst of searching for a new job. He parted ways with Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club earlier this year.
Flaro said he's been in touch with "three or four" clubs about joining with them.
"I'm hoping to make an announcement in the next couple of days," he said.
Golf clubs in Pakenham and Renfrew are said to be on his list.