It's one of the most exciting events on the PGA Tour... and it'll be here in just a couple of days: the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The courses are magical... the field includes the world's top golfers and a select cast of celebrities. Then there's the history: spanning more than 50 years, this tournament was once Bing Crosby's clambake, a northern California social and charity event where golf was something of a second thought.
As the years passed the event evolved, these days the world's top golfers make their way to Pebble Beach each February to compete on three of the planet's most beautiful golf courses.
For the past thirty years AT&T has been the tournament's title sponsor, and in honor of this milestone they've selected four extraordinary golf fans to share a fan's eye view of the unique event:
Tiffany Fitzgareld is the founder of Black Girls Golf, a golf organization for African American women. Her mission is to introduce women and minorities to the game through golf instruction and networking events that make the game accessible, affordable and fun.
Dan McLaughlin is an average man with an extraordinary plan. With The Dan Plan his goal is to become a professional golfer through 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. He's now half way there, on-track and excited to see Pebble Beach for the first time.
Tim Lang was a US Marine serving in Iraq when his leg was severely injured by an IED, ultimately requiring amputation. Initially depressed and despondent, his competitive spirit was reignited when he discovered golf. Tim's quest to master the game has allowed him to recapture his athleticism and drive. He now inspires others as an inspirational speaker.
Katie Horsford is a confident 17-year-old, and an inspiration to younger golfers in her community's First Tee program, so its hard to believe that just a few years ago she was shy, withdrawn and uncomfortable with others. Focused on her goal of becoming a professional golfer, Katie credits the game for her positive personal development.
This fabulous foursome will be participating in a series of exclusive experiences and sharing them via social media during the tournament week. The following are just a few of the events on their busy AT&T Pebble Beach schedule:
• 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• Walk the course with the Pebble Beach Historian• Watch the 3M Celebrity Challenge from AT&T’s Sky Box• Attend a Meet & Greet with pro golfer, Jordan Spieth• Have the exclusive opportunity to watch the tournament from inside the ropes• Teeing off on the iconic Pebble Beach course
Tiffany, Dan, Tim and Katie will be posting from their individual social media accounts listed in their profiles above. You can also keep up-to date with this amazing journey via the event hashtag #ATTPROAM
• “This post is in partnership with AT&T. All opinions are my own.”