Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane teed off Thursday morning at Torrey Pines as the defending champion of this week's Farmers Insurance Open, following a busy few days of tournament appearances, media requests and practice sessions at both Torrey Pines and Titleist's Oceanside Test Facility.
On Tuesday afternoon, Crane also hosted the Pro Kids/First Tee of San Diego Junior Golf Clinic on the fourth tee of Torrey Pines' North Course, where he hung out for over an hour with about 120 children from the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA and Pro Kids Golf Academy, sharing valuable lessons he has learned both on and off the course.
Crane called it a "humbling and enriching" experience.
Pro Kids was founded in 1994 and partnered the same year with the City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District to use Colina Park Golf Course as an outdoor classroom to teach life-skills and golf to inner-city youth. In 1997, Pro Kids was used as a model for The First Tee and became The First Tee of San Diego.
Check out the video below to watch some scenes from the end of Tuesday's clinic.
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