The first few hours after school are spent in myriad ways. Some students get their homework out of the way. Others will decompress with video games or a nap.
One Greens Farms Academy sophomore, however, spent Wednesday afternoon creating the memory of a lifetime.
Quentin Amone, a member of the GFA golf team, hit the links with his dad and cousin after getting out of school that day. On the third hole at The Patterson Club in Fairfield, Amone took an eight iron and struck his tee shot toward the Par 3 hole and watched from 147 yards away and it sailed high straight toward the flag.
“It was pretty high up in the air,” Amone recalled. “I knew it was a good shot. It landed pretty close and I saw it go in.”
“I was pretty stoked,” Amone said. “I threw my club in the air. It’s going to be something I’m going to remember for quite a while."
Amone took up golf as a fun way to spend some time with his dad.
“I picked it up a few years ago just for fun,” Amone said. “I like it and I’m just trying to get better at it.”
The challenge of the oftentimes unforgiving game is what it makes it fun for him.
“I can hit a hole in one, but I can hit some bad shots, too,” said Amone, whose best score so far is 81 for 18 holes. “It’s a challenging game and it can be frustrating. But that’s what makes me keep trying to get better at it.”
It’s already given him one memory to last a lifetime.