Golfer on top after heart scare

[Quad-City Times, October 11, 2011] Never mind that Gene Elliott won the Iowa Golf Association's Player of the Year title for the second time at the ripe age of 49. More impressively, perhaps, the former Bettendorf Bulldog won that title just more than a year after a heart condition kept his clubs in his trunk for the better part of a summer.

Between January and May last year, Elliott was taken to the hospital eight different times with a rapid heart beat.

When, during his last hospital visit in May, shock treatment failed to put his heart back in rhythm, he turned to specialists at the Minneapolis Heart Institute. They rectified the issue with a procedure known as ablation. Read the full story online at

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