Jason Dufner, who in the past won a PGA Championship, has gotten used to people following his every move and being pelted with questions by fans and reporters.
However, he was greeted with a different crowd and environment on Monday afternoon when he visited the Grace Place for Children and Families in Golden gate.
This time, the crowd was not aware of who he was or what he does for a living. The 39-year old pro golfer had stopped by the non-profit organization where he helped to dish out meals for the children as part of the after-school program being carried out by the organization.
He was surrounded by different kindergartners and children in elementary school as he worked at the table just as another helper, lining the table with little cartons of chocolate milk and trays of chicken patties, rolls and mashed potatoes.
“They didn’t ask me a lot of questions; they don’t know what’s going on with golf, I don’t think,” Dufner said.
“Probably not the first thing they’re thinking about when they’re coming in after school, but it’s good to be around the kids. I just like to see kind of how the operation goes, you know, how it’s run. Maybe take some ideas back with me to Alabama,” he added.
The pro golfer, ranked No. 61 in the world, attended Auburn University in Alabama. He currently runs the non-profit organization, Jason Dufner which aims to end childhood hunger in Lee County, Alabama. It provides weekend food to more than 12oo at-risk elementary students throughout the school year.
Dufner, who won the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples last year, will be gearing up to compete in this week’s Franklin Templeton Shootout. His foundation will donate $5,000 to Grace Place for the upcoming holiday meal program by the non-profit organization.