The AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament is in full swing on the Monterey Peninsula. Practice rounds began on Monday. A Charity Shootout between the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers attracted crowds on Tuesday ending in another indignity for the 49ers. On Wednesday golf enthusiasts could view the 3M Celebrity Challenge with the likes of Andy Garcia, Huey Luis, and Ray Romano vying to support their chosen charities. (More about Ray Romano in my next entry.) The actual tournament began on Thursday morning and takes place through Sunday (Feb 8th) in Pebble Beach on three golf courses – Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill, and the newly redesigned Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course. It’s on the latter course that I ended up with a front row seat to view thet tournament play today!
As Alain Pine realtors we are lucky to represent many of the finest luxury properties on the Monterey Peninsula. Currently listed by one of my associates is a dramatically positioned home on Cormorant Road front and center on the Shore Course 7th green with wide open views of the golf course and crashing surf beyond. A group of us gathered to watch the play not more than 10 feet from the sand trap where a number of golfers balls landed. First group up after I sat down included Brandt Snediker, a pro, and Heidi Ueberroth, one of the few women playing the tournament, who is president of global marketing partnerships and international business operations at the NBA (National Basketball Association). She is also the daughter of Peter Ueberroth, ex-commissioner of Major League Baseball and one of the owners of the Pebble Beach Company. Watching this group play out the hole was uneventful, but the next group was quite entertaining.
Note: Little did I know as I watched Brandt Snediker that he would become the winner of the tournament taking home the big prize on Sunday.