Dix Hills man with Down syndrome hits a dream shot with a hole in one
Craig Ludin had every golfer's dream come true when he hit the perfect shot last month with a hole in one.
The 45-year-old has a passion for gold and a great sense of humor. He also has Down syndrome.
Twice a week, Ludin and his father, Mike, go to the Dix Hills Golf Course to celebrate their good shots and sulk a little over the bad ones.
Every Tuesday night, they play in the Special Olympics league, where Ludin has been known to turn a few heads with his talent.
Last month, on one of those Tuesday nights, Ludin stepped up to the third hole, a par 3, 166 yarder. He hit the ball so far that he cleared the hill - and then it went in for a hole in one.
There were many shocked and excited expressions on people's faces. Some people watching took a selfie with Mike and Craig.
Ludin says there was something that felt even better than making that hole in one. It was seeing the reaction of his father, who was the man who taught him to love the game of golf.
He has earned more than 100 Special Olympic medals in his life. His other sports include swimming, soccer and power lifting.