Canton Central School’s Ryan Jones added to his already lengthy list of accomplishments on the golf course on Sunday as he recorded his first hole-in-one.
The freshman, who plays as the high school golf team’s top golfer, sunk a 161 yard shot with his 8-iron on the sixth hole at Onondaga Golf & Country Club at the Onondaga Junior Invitational over the weekend.
“The wind was just a little bit in my face. I was like, ‘I’m going to just swing pretty hard at this.’ It was going directly at the pin so I was like ‘please be a good shot,’ and it hit about eight feet before the hole, bounced and trickled in,” Jones said of his perfect shot. “Everyone went crazy and I jumped very high into the air and my dad was up by the green watching and he went nuts.”
It’s a moment the young golfer won’t ever forget, and surely his father, Madrid-Waddington Golf Coach and local ringer Aaron, won’t soon either. That’s not only because he was there to witness it, but also because his son notched the first ace in the family.
“It felt great to get one. I beat my dad to the first hole-in-one because he has never had one,” the younger Jones said.