AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament 2017 ~ Pebble Beach CA

AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament 2017 Feb 6th- 12th

SAVE THE DATE  Pebble Beach will soon be over run with thousands of golf enthusiasts ready to see some great golf and also catch a view of some of the celebrities that will be playing this  year.  190,000 spectators are expected to crowd into Pebble Beach in early February to see who will take the crown away from the defending champion, Vaughn Taylor.

Vaughn Taylor 2016 AT&T Champion

Millions of TV viewers will also get the thrill of viewing the beautiful coastline of Pebble Beach as seen from the Goodyear Blimp – in addition to watching the professionals and celebrities maneuver the three courses where the tournament is played.  Spyglass Hill Golf Course is rated one of the toughest courses in the world, but the Monterey Country Club Shore Course and the Pebble Beach Golf Links thrill the golfers and spectators alike with the amazing views from those courses.

Huey Lewis

Many of the celebrities playing this year are the “usual suspects” like Huey Lewis, Kenny G, Andy Garcia, Wayne Gretzky, Chris O’Donnell, Justin Timberlake, Steve Young, Ray Romano and, of course, Bill Murray who somehow is able to do a comedy act while playing amazing golf.  Speaking of Ray Romano, in 2013 I had kind of a humorous exchange with Ray – check out my March 7,  2013 entry in my archives of this blog to read a funny story.

Bill Murray

My husband and I have been coming to the AT&T for many, many years – in fact, I came to the tournament more often when I lived in San Francisco.  Now I just like to catch some of the practice rounds.

Pebble Beach Golf Links ~ photo by Bob Borden


Hubby, Allan Freidson and his friend, Bob Borden

As is tradition, I’m sure my husband and his friend Bob will be out on the course again this year.  They love to watch the practice rounds and then go play golf on one of the local courses.  So whether you go to the tournament or just watch it on TV – enjoy.  It’s  a great tournament that raises millions for local charities.

Susan Clark is a realtor with Alain Pinel Realtors on the Monterey Peninsula specializing in the sale of  luxury homes in Carmel and Pebble Beach.

Susan Clark on the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course


Chris Botti at the Sunset Center ~ Carmel-By-The-Sea 1/29/17

Chris Botti will play to a SOLD OUT crowd at the Sunset Center Sunday evening.  Every year I have missed seeing him, but last time I swore that the next time he came back – I would be there!  So this time I bought tickets as soon as the announcement was made that he was coming.

So I will be there this weekend, head cold and all, but I wouldn’t miss it for anything.  Chris has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist and puts on a fabulous show.  He has four #1 jazz albums along with multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy awards.   My husband said, “You mean he’s just going to play the trumpet all night? ” I told him – “just you wait!”

We are so lucky to have such a fabulous venue like the Sunset Center here in Carmel.  Wonderful entertainment is brought here practically at our door step without having to travel to San Jose or San Francisco – although I love our trips into the City to see shows.

Hope to see many of you there Sunday night – but if not – next time rush to buy tickets as soon as he is announced – he’s a sell out every time he comes.

For a list of upcoming events at the Sunset Center this year go to their web site but be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible – the great acts sell out fast!

P.S. Post show.  The show was fantastic!! Not only was Chris Botti amazing, but the array of musicians and singers he assembled for the show was awesome!  Thanks for the video, Kim!

And then the broke out into a little LED Zepplin, Chris Botti ROCKS! #chrisbotti #chrisbotticoncert #sunsetcenter #carmelbythesea #lovewhereyoulive #kimdibenedettofineestates #kimnegotiateshomes

Posted by Kim DiBenedetto on Sunday, January 29, 2017

Susan Clark is  a realtor in Carmel-by-the-Sea and loves to share community information as well as real estate news. Call her for more information about Carmel Real Estate 831-320-6801.


Let’s Engage in Our Communities ~ Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey, Salinas


Luis Alejo, Monterey County Supervisor

“Meet Our Elected Officials”

The Women’s Council of Realtors Monterey Peninsula kicked off it’s first meeting of 2017 with an exciting panel of elected officials including a mayor, council members, and a Monterey County Supervisor.  The well attended meeting took place at the Corral de Tierra Country Club and was chaired by Carol Duncan, the WCR Monterey Peninsula 2017 President.  Scott Dick, the MCAR Government Affairs Chair led the panel discussion.

Council member, Dan Albert of Monterey speaking

The panel included left to right, Cynthia Garfield, Pacific Grove Council member; Mayor Steve Dallas of Carmel; Nick Smith, Pacific Grove Council member; Luis Alejo, Monterey County Supervisor; and Dan Albert, Monterey Council member (standing).  Each panelist gave a short talk on the concerns they were dealing with in their cities which was followed by a lively question and answer session. All panelists encouraged everyone to get involved in their communities and spoke how critical it was that realtors be engaged and involved in our cities.

Cynthia Garfield, Pacific Grove Council member

The Women’s Council of Realtors is a national organization with the following mission statement:

“We are a network of successful REALTORS®, advancing women
as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities we serve.”

WCR was founded in 1938 and has grown to 12,500 members with 252 local networks all over the country.  It was my honor to be the Charter President of our Monterey Peninsula network which began in October 2001.  Since then we have had many great realtor leaders who have grown the organization into an amazing network that brings education, leadership skills and camaraderie to its members.

Camaraderie is big part of WCR Pictured from left to right Lori Jabukowski, Molly McGee, Michele Henderson, and Susan Clark. All but Michele are past presidents of WCR Monterey Peninsula

We also hold fundraisers and donate to local charities.  Many of our presidents have gone on to serve as presidents of the Monterey County Association of Realtors and hold state and national positions.  If you are a local realtor and are not currently a member,  I can only ask, “Why not”.

Havana Nights

SAVE THE DATE  WCR Monterey Peninsula will hold its annual fundraiser September 13, 2017.  It will be one of our famous fashion shows with the theme of Havana Nights and will be a luncheon at Inn at Spanish Bay.  There are opportunities to be a sponsor or to donate a Silent Auction Item. (Sorry this poster is a bit crinkled but I hope you can get the idea).  It is going to be a HOT fashion show so don’t miss out!

For more information about WCR or the fashion show give me a call or email me at