While most Maine golfers patiently wait to tee it up for the first time in 2021 in the coming months, Ed Nason is in Florida playing most days and doing what he does best — namely, hit accurate tee shots to the green and into the cup.

The 84-year-old Nason, who lives on Swan Lake when in Maine, recorded the sixth hole-in-one of his enjoyable and rewarding 60-year links career on Saturday, March 6 at the Poinciana Golf Course.

Nason, who works on the County View Golf Course in Brooks when in Maine, aced the 127-yard, par-3 seventh hole on the Florida course. He used a hybrid-7 club and Titleist NXT Tour golf ball.

The accurate tee shot was witnessed by Colby Clendenning of Lincoln, owner of the Barnes Brook Golf Course in West Enfield, and Tom Anschuetz of Boynton Beach, Fla. Clendenning is Nason's nephew.

Nason, who recorded his fifth career ace last summer at Country View (he has two at his Maine home course), winters in Boynton Beach, Fla. — more than 1,600 miles from his Waldo County home.

He started playing golf about 60 years ago. To go along with his six aces he also has six eagles to his credit.

Nason retired from his working career in 2000 and has been a member at Country View since. During his working years he belonged to Bangor Municipal Golf Course and Hermon Meadows Golf Club. Since he has a home on Swan Lake, he also regularly played weekends at County View over the decades.

Nason has sported an 18 handicap for much of his golf life, but said being an older golfer he plays from the closer senior tees on the Poinciana course. Thus, he carries a 10 handicap at Poinciana.

Previously, Nason's aces came in 1967 at Streamside Golf Club in Winterport, 2006 at Country View, 2008 at Lakeview Golf Club in Delray Beach, Fla., 2011 at Poinciana in Lake Worth, Fla., 2020 at Country View and again in 2021 at Poinciana.

Of course, Nason is going to have to pick up his pace to reach the 20 career aces of Tiger Woods and 21 of Arnold Palmer.

But at this point, Nason will stay in the swing of things on his beloved golf courses in Maine and Florida and try to answer one burning question: Is lucky ace number seven in his future?

That appears a matter of when and not if.