Jack Rahon was just six years old when his father took him to the golf course for the first time, and one visit to the links was all it took for him to get hooked. He had a blast and soon took his game to the next level.
“When I was 11, I started doing competitive golf,” says Rahon. “The competition really brought me into the game and allowed me to compete with other golfers and grow my love for the game.”
The Servite High School senior and three-year varsity player has made his mark on the Friars’ golf program, having helped lead his teammates to three Trinity League titles and two CIF-SS championships. Rahon’s individual performance has also garnered him two 1st Team All-League selections in 2016 and 2017, as well as a state tournament appearance.
As a senior captain and leader, Rahon takes representing his school and his teammates with great pride.
“It’s truly and honor to represent Servite in all that we stand for as a school,” says the 18-year-old. “We have to prepare each and every match mentally and physically so we can play our best.”
His love for the sport is rooted in what golf has taught him—that the game is a combination of both hard work and determination—and a little bit of luck.
“It’s taught me that I really need to work hard and be determined in everything that I have to do and be specific in what I want to do,” says Rahon. “With that, some of the biggest challenges are in my mental game. I’ve really worked over the years to make sure I’m determined to get to the next level, which for me, is college golf.”
And that next level for Rahon is becoming a reality, as the Orange resident has recently committed to play golf for the University of Seattle.
“Jack is an awesome young man with great leadership and is the foundation to Servite golf,” says Servite golf head coach, Dane Jako. “I have watched Jack grow over the past four years into one of Servite’s best players, and I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of his growth. I expect nothing but great things for Jack in the future. He has unlimited potential.”
Grateful for his God-given ability and the opportunity to play golf for Servite, Rahon is thankful for the leadership Coach Jako has provided him over the years. But he knows that without being introduced to the sport by his father, he wouldn’t be where he is today.
“My dad is one of the biggest role models in my life,” says Rahon. “He guides me in where I want to go and makes sure I’m the best person I can be.”