Friday, February 06, 2004

2004 Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Sharon and I had our first date nine years ago on February 6, 1995.

Friday morning, Sharon, Jack and I took off for Monterey to go to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament. We went first to the Pebble Beach course and walked along the second and third fairways. I checked-in at the corporate hospitality village and picked up a program.

Sharon was interested in seeing a number of the celebrities so we headed over to the Spyglass Hill course. We most of our time around the 8th and 9th greens. We got to see a number of celebrities playing, including: George Lopez, Andy Gracia, Michael Bolton, Peter Ueberroth, Tom Brady, Lynn Swann, Joe Pesci, Glenn Frey, Kenny G and Kevin Costner.

Sharon is a big Kevin Costner fan and wanted to see him. As Costner was leaving the eighth green, he was joined by his new wife and Sharon was a little put off by how young she was.

I wanted to see the foursome with Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson. After they putted out, we walked with them from the eighth green to the ninth tee. I was walking with Jack, but had lost track of Sharon.

As I was looking around for her, I hear someone saying "Sir, Sir, you with the little boy." I looked over and we were walking along side Phil Mickelson. Mickelson tossed his golf ball to Jack as a souvenir; it was very cool.

Sharon was walking in front of us and heard the interchange and the crowd go "aaahhh," but could not see what happened. She said she was thinking that she wanted a ball for her little boy and then realized that Jack had gotten the ball. Phil Mickelson is now Sharon's favorite player!

Our original plan was to go to Santa Cruz Friday night to stay with Sharon's friend Noel Murray. As we were leaving 17 mile drive, we called Mark Hood. He and his wife, Jeanie, live in downtown Pacific Grove. We ended up stopping there, getting take-out Mexican food and spending the night.

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