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Photo by Brian Hansel Melvin Smith is still burning around the links at 90.

Still hitting the links at 90

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Keep your ball in the fairway and do not dawdle if you are playing ahead of Melvin Smith on the golf course.

If you do not, the 90-year-old might be asking to play through.

Smith was born on a farm five miles south of Verndale in 1919, the oldest of 10 kids, and he has been a pacesetter ever since.

"He is the fastest player in our league," golfing pal Baldy Waldahl said flatly.

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