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You're never too old to play pinball


By Dooskie

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

I have a member here at my golf course that is 93-years-old. He plays golf three times a week, walks the course and still carries his clubs.

We got to talking yesterday and I asked him if he ever played pinball. He said it had been a few years, and when I fired up the Star Trek machine for him, he was looking for the lever to load the ball into the shooter lane.

I think he may have been setting me up. He scored 209,000+ points on his first ball (the machine is set at 200,000 for a free game, 3 balls), then asked me if I wanted to play him for a penny a point. The smartest decision I've made in awhile is when I politely turned him down while nervously holding on to my wallet.
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#3 4 months ago

He is. Although he was telling me that he's been on a little bit of losing streak with his Monday afternoon poker games the past month.

#4 4 months ago

very cool. Imagine if you would have shown him a modern pinball from today instead of a 40 year game? I wonder what he would think? He probably hasn't played in 60 years so the Star Trek solid state game probably looked modern to him. I had neighbors over a few months back that haven't played pinball in 40 years and they were blown away by todays games.

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I have a member here at my golf course that is 93-years-old. He plays golf three times a week, walks the course and still carries his clubs.
We got to talking yesterday and I asked him if he ever played pinball. He said it had been a few years, and when I fired up the Star Trek machine for him, he was looking for the lever to load the ball into the shooter lane.
I think he may have been setting me up. He scored 209,000+ points on his first ball (the machine is set at 200,000 for a free game, 3 balls), then asked me if I wanted to play him for a penny a point. The smartest decision I've made in awhile is when I politely turned him down while nervously holding on to my wallet.
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#5 4 months ago

Did you discuss dream themes with him?

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#6 4 months ago

As I'm reading it, I thought you meant to say 209,000,000+ on the Stern Star Trek...I was like "holy crap!!!"

Then I saw the pics...lol

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