Local UAlbany Alum Jeff Luks Hits Hole-in-One to Win a 2014 Ford Escape at Men’s Golf Outing

ALBANY, N.Y.- University at Albany alum Jeff Luks got more than he bargained for at the 2013 Slam Dunk Golf Classic at Pinehaven Country Club on Monday. The 1991 graduate won a 2014 Ford Escape after hitting a hole-in-one on the third hole.

Not only did Luks hit the 167-yard shot in one attempt, he also did it on the fly, not on the bounce.

“They told us it was about 180 yards,” said Luks. “I figured I would hit an easy 7-iron and get it on the green. After I hit the ball I knew it was a good shot, but I didn’t really know where it landed. The guys in my group thought maybe it went in, so we all hit we drove over to the green. Then we all exploded, jumping up and down, screaming. Having that delayed reaction was a bit surreal, but well worth the wait.”

With the shot, Luks won a two-year lease on a 2014 Ford Escape courtesy of John Galuski and Orange Ford. The hole-in-one highlighted a day of prizes and contests on the course.

Luks graduated from the University at Albany in 1991 with a degree in political science. He earned an MPA in 2001. He is currently a Managing Program Coordinator at the Capital Region BOCES-NERIC.