Debbie Blount isn’t giving up on her dreams.
Speaking with PEOPLE (the TV Show!) special contributor Gretchen Carlson, the 63-year-old opened up about enrolling in college at Reinhardt University in Georgia and joining the school’s golf team, becoming one of the oldest student athletes in the U.S.
Getting a college degree was always on her bucket list, and golf became her passion when she began playing at 33 with her late husband Ben, whom she wed in 1991.
“He was a golfer, and I said, ‘I think I’d like to try it. It’s something we could do together,’ ” she recalled. “And that’s where this ball started rolling.”
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She said of continuing to play golf after Ben’s death, “He was ill for a few years and I really didn’t even …