Pizarro: San Jose woman celebrating 100th birthday with a round of golf
Originally published by the San Jose Mercury News Oct. 26, 2011.
By Sal Pizarro
There should be quite a celebration at the San Jose Country Club on Thursday for Ida Pieracci’s 100th birthday.
She’s been a member of the club since 1964, so it’s only fitting that the festivities will begin with a morning golf tournament, followed by lunch and a party.
Pieracci, who grew up on a farm in the Berryessa area, started playing golf in the 1950s at the Hillview course that was razed to make room for Reid-Hillview Airport. Pieracci has notched 11 holes-in-one since she started playing and still gets in 18 holes twice a week. I’ve heard that until a few years ago, she still walked the course and carried her own clubs.
Donations are being raised at the birthday party that will be given to the San Jose State women’s golf program in Pieracci’s name.