Hutson gets a hole-in-one


On March 11, 2024, White County High School Warriorette golfer Riley Hutson was playing a practice round while her little sister, Rowan, was qualifying for the upcoming White County Middle School golf match. 

As Riley approached the number four tee box, she decided to pull her Callaway hybrid-four iron, knowing the hole plays severely uphill from the lady’s tee and that there was a slight headwind she would be hitting into.  Looking on from the back of the green were the WCMS golf coaches, Farrah and Scott Griffith, along with WCMS golf parent, Cameron Heady. 

Riley took her standard pre-shot routine of two practice swings and then addressed the ball.  She struck the ball perfectly, and, as it traveled toward the green through the air, her dad said to her, “Good shot, Ri,” as they watched the ball land softly on the middle of the green and begin rolling.  The ball rolled steadily up the ridge and onto the back tier of the green, out of sight of both Riley and her sad.  Riley’s dad asked her just to be sure, “Did it make it over the ridge?” to which Riley coolly responded, “Yeah, and it probably went in.”  That is when Scott, Farrah, and Cameron confirmed to Riley what had just happened.  They came out onto the green, hands raised into the air in celebration of what they had just witnessed!  Riley stared back at her dad in shock and disbelief as the excitement of the moment began to sink in.  A perfect hole-in-one.

Word traveled quickly across the course of what Riley had done, and she received many congratulations from those playing the course that day.  This is Riley’s first hole-in-one to date, and she said she hopes to repeat the feat in her sophomore season later this summer and fall. 

And for those familiar with golf traditions, Riley followed suit and bought Route 44 Sonic drinks for her sister and Dad on the ride home.


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