New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes has made his love for golf clear in recent years, even going so far as to say that he'd like to be a professional golfer once he retires from baseball.
On Friday, Cespedes used that love of golf to help grow the game and give back to some young New York Mets fans. He held a youth golf clinic at Park of the Americas in Corona, New York.
Cespedes says he picked up golf in 2013, teaching himself how to play and trying to play twice per week. He says he usually shoots between 78 and 82.
“I’m a baseball player, but I think in this case, it’s not about baseball or golf,” Cespedes said via an interpreter. “It’s about these children, about helping them better themselves as athletes, about picking a sport and continuing with that.”
If there's one thing we know, it's that Cespedes has plenty of power. And from what I can see, he has some nice short-game touch too.
Who knows? Maybe he could make it as a pro golfer after all.