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Astros owner Jim Crane, Jeff Van Gundy and more sports world stars show off their golf skills

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2 Alan Ashby, from left, Enos Cabell, Jim Crane and Chuck Jenness at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Alan Ashby, from left, Enos Cabell, Jim Crane and Chuck Jenness light up the course. Photo by © Wilson Parish
5 Krystal and Garrett Thompson at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Golf tournament chairs Krystal Crane Thompson and Garrett Thompson. Photo by © Wilson Parish
9 Jodi Rubenstein, left, and Mallory Robins at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Jodi Rubenstein, left, and Mallory Robins. Photo by © Wilson Parish
3 Jared Crane, from left, Jamie Frederick, Ray Anderson and Jeff Van Gundy at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Jared Crane, from left, Jamie Frederick, Ray Anderson and Jeff Van Gundy. Photo by © Wilson Parish
8 Ronnie D. Meaux, from left, Carlos Rainer, Michael Harris and Mark Worden at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Ronnie D. Meaux, from left, Carlos Rainer, Michael Harris and Mark Worden. Photo by © Wilson Parish
6 Jason Ellis, from left, Rob Schanen, Jimmy Burke and Sean Waggoner at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Jason Ellis, from left, Rob Schanen, Jimmy Burke and Sean Waggoner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
7 Marc Melcher, left, and William J. “Bill” Hill at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Marc Melcher, left, and William J. “Bill” Hill. Photo by © Wilson Parish
1 Krystal Crane Thompson and Jared Crane at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Krystal Crane Thompson and her brother, Jared Crane. Photo by © Wilson Parish
4 Scott Nielson, from left, Chris McLean, David Castaneda and Dan Castaneda at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
Scott Nielson, from left, Chris McLean, David Castaneda and Dan Castaneda. Photo by © Wilson Parish
2 Alan Ashby, from left, Enos Cabell, Jim Crane and Chuck Jenness at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
5 Krystal and Garrett Thompson at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
9 Jodi Rubenstein, left, and Mallory Robins at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
3 Jared Crane, from left, Jamie Frederick, Ray Anderson and Jeff Van Gundy at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
8 Ronnie D. Meaux, from left, Carlos Rainer, Michael Harris and Mark Worden at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
6 Jason Ellis, from left, Rob Schanen, Jimmy Burke and Sean Waggoner at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
7 Marc Melcher, left, and William J. “Bill” Hill at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
1 Krystal Crane Thompson and Jared Crane at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014
4 Scott Nielson, from left, Chris McLean, David Castaneda and Dan Castaneda at the Children's Museum Spring Golf Classic April 2014

What: The Children's Museum of Houston 19th annual Spring Golf Classic.

Where: At the Memorial Park Golf Course.

The 411: When one of the top CEO golfers in North America is on the tee box and he just happens to be the owner of the Houston Astros and his daughter and son are chairing, this becomes one of the more interesting charity golf tournaments of the spring season. And it was played at a public golf course. Thank you Jim Crane, owner of the Floridian National Golf Club, and Krystal Crane Thompson and Jared Crane, who chaired the Children's Museum 19th annual golf tourney. 

The trio drew not only a colorful lineup of golfers but it also garnered $115,000 for the nation's top-ranked children's museum, that according to Parents Magazine. Before hitting the links in a Florida-style scramble, golfers lunched at Beck's Prime. Keeping the fellas' spirits high, so to speak, were on-course margaritas, buffalo wings and Arnold Palmers. 

Who: Jeff Van Gundy, Enos Cabell, Dan Castaneda, Garrett Thompson, Bill Toomey, Mallory and Charlie Robins, Randy Allen, Ray Anderson, Jamie Frederick, Marc Melcher and Bill Hill.

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