Tom Ferch is seven-two years old, yet playing with guys almost fifty years younger. The Circle, MT native played at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, and enjoys going up against the young guys during noon ball.
"Like the competitiveness like I say they're a lot quicker than I am there was a day when I was quick if not quicker," said Ferch.
He's won 9 straight national championships, 3 world championships, and 2 Olympic championships in his age group. The guys he plays with realize the wisdom he brings.
"It's fun playing with him because he knows the game so well. I mean obviously he doesn't have the athleticism that he used to but you know he knows the game he's always in the right spot he's always someone you want to play with," said teammate Mark Lussier.
Tom's teammates look up to him and respect him, but they actually compare him to one of the greatest players of all time.
"I think he's kind of the Jordan of his generation I mean Jordan isn't playing and Tom is 72 and still killing it professionally playing in the big tournament," said Lussier.
"It kind of prepares me for when I play my own age group of people cause I can pretty much do what I want with them cause they've all slowed down," said Ferch.
"Tom hit two game winners in noon ball today. That's just experience being clutch.
"It's so frustrating cause you can't do anything I mean his shot is 72 years perfected I mean in the clutch he always hits shot," said Lussier.