Denison resident Jessie Elliott Jr. recently competed in the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
After finishing third in the men’s 70-74 ambulatory age group for golf in 2017, Elliott won the gold medal and posted the lowest round regardless of age group during the games. shooting a round of 82. He has won the golf competition in six of the last nine years.
Elliott, who has been participating in the Games since 2009, also entered the air rifle event, placing 36th with a score of 113.1. He also competed in horseshoes.
The National Veterans Golden Age Games offer sports and recreational competitive events for veterans 55 years of age and older. The Games continue to serve as a showcase for the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Americans. The 2019 Games are scheduled to be in Anchorage, Alaska.