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Judy Peters was having fun playing in a women’s golf league at Millwood Farms Golf Course, a 14-hole gem. Her husband, Don, thought he should find a league for himself, acknowledging that “Judy’s a better player than me,” said the Southborough resident.

Judy suggested her husband join the Phil Ernst Senior Men’s League, which also calls Millwood home.

“I called Don Lawson, the president of the league and said ‘I need to join a league to get better,’ and he said ‘that’s what they all say,’ ” recalled Peters.

Undeterred, he still joined. It was 1999. Peters is still at it. As for his game, “my handicap hasn’t changed. But there’s always hope,” he said.

He is one of 64 seniors teeing it up, 12 of whom are 80-plus.

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