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Batko Family of Southgate, MI Shares Once-in-a-lifetime Day with Titleist Ambassador Peter Jacobsen

Peter Jacobsen
I just wanted to pass along a story about Peter Jacobsen. My son Clark is 14 years old and this is his second year caddying. On weekends, he gets up many times at 5:30 so he can be at the golf course before 7 AM. He is a hard worker, an A student and also plays the Baritone Sax in the school marching band.

I wanted to reward him for his hard work and inspire him as well. I have been a Peter Jacobsen (a.k.a. Jake Trout) fan for many years and knowing Peter’s reputation with people I thought he might do a favor for my son if asked.

We live in the Detroit area where the Ford Senior Players Championship is played. I contacted Peter to ask if my son Clark could caddie 9 or 18 holes for him during a practice round. Peter responded quickly and said “Sure, how about during the Pro-AM?” I made the arrangements with his manager and yesterday was the day.

Talk about exceeding expectations.

He was so kind and friendly to Clark, as well as my other son (Clay), my wife (Carol) and I, it was amazing. He introduced Clark to everyone that came up to talk to him which made Clark feel like one of the guys. Peter's manager, Mike O’Connell, helped Clark with the Tour yardage book and showed him some of the extra things a tour caddie needs to do. Peter told Clark he did an excellent job and Clark had a smile ear to ear all day! The whole experience could not have been better.

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