If you are a fan of golf you’ll no doubt be familiar with the AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am. AT&T is celebrating 30 years as the tournament’s sponsor this year.
The AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am is very popular with Hollywood celebrities. This year is no exception. Some notable celebrities playing this year include Billy Murray, Don Cheadle, Jake Owen, Josh Duhamel, Andy Garcia, Chris O’Donnell and Kelly Slater, plus many more familiar faces.
The event is to help raise money for charity. Hollywood celebrities, golf pros and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs come together to raise over $120M in donations for charity. That is amazing!
Here are some highlights from the past 3o years of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am event.
1987: Jack Lemmon, Clint Eastwood, Peter Jacobsen and Greg Norman (and his caddie Pete Bender) form the “human chain” along the cliffs of the 16th hole at Cypress Point club to help retrieve Lemmon’s errant shot into the ice plant.
1992: Bill Murray plays for the first time. The tournament would never be the same. Murray became the “face of the tournament” … the most popular celebrity to play, other than Bing Crosby …
1994: At age 46, Johnny Miller became the only player to win the tournament in three different decades (1974, 1987, 1994).
2000: Final round Tiger Woods holes out wedge shot on No. 15 for eagle, signature shot of Sunday charge to victory.
2006: Comedian George Lopez became the first player to “crowd surf” during the tournament, throwing himself into the gallery along the 15th tee at Pebble Beach on Saturday, also creating the first mosh pit in tournament history.
2005: Murray donated $14,000 to the Salinas Library System when he heard it was going to close.
2011: The Cinderella Story comes true: Bill Murray wins the pro-am.
2013: Playing in the tournament for the first time, Ollie Nutt, who served as the CEO from 2000-2012, made a hole in one on the seventh hole at MPCC during the first round.
2014: Clint Eastwood saves Steve John’s life at the Volunteer Party.
To bring fans closer to the event, AT&T invited four golf fans to the tournament to cover it from the fan’s perspective. The lucky foursome consists of Tim Lang- Military Veteran, Katie Horsford- First Tee Mentor, Dan McLaughlin of The Dan Plan and Tiffany Fitzgerald of Black Girls Golf.
To help fans get “up close” to the event, the Foursome will be sharing their first-hand look of all the unique things that go on at this special event. They will utilize the AT&T Network and HTC devices to document their journey and share via their social media accounts.
Here are just a few of the fun things the Foursome will be experiencing during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am event.
Attend a charitable event for the Veteran’s Transition Center of Monterey County.
Play in the Boys & Girls Club Pro-AM.
Pay a visit to the Golf Academy to experience new technology such as Video Swing Analysis with Laird Small, Director of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy.
Try out the Robotic Swing Trainer with Scot Nei, widely recognized as one of golf’s most innovative instructors.
Check out Science and Motion PuttLab with Kevin Hanssen, PGA Member and the Lead Instructor at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy.
Get Full Swing Instruction with Dan Pasquariello, selected by Golf Magazine as one of its “100 Best Teachers in America” in 2011/2012.
Walk the course with the Pebble Beach Historian.
Watch the 3M Celebrity Challenge from AT&T’s Sky Box.
Meet & Greet with pro golfer, Jordan Spieth.
Have the exclusive opportunity to watch the tournament from inside the ropes.
Tee off on the iconic Pebble Beach course.
Oh my! It sounds like they have a very busy week ahead of them – as will you since you can follow along with their experiences.
I’ll have more on the Foursome next week as well as more information about the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Event. Keep an eye out for my post and don’t forget to follow me on social media for tweets and other social shares about the event.
For more information about the event please visit the official website, www.ATTPBGolf.com.
You can also check out the event by following the official hashtag #ATTPROAM to see what others are saying about the event. You can also follow AT&T foursome on Twitter!
Are you a fan of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am? Have you ever attended the event? Do you have a favorite moment? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*This post is in partnership with AT&T. All opinions are my own.