Tuesday, December 7, 2010
To Pebble Beach I Go, I Go
It's strange the random opportunities you encounter in this job. A moment to chat with Tom Watson on the phone. A trip to Bandon Dunes with adidas/Taylor Made. And on Wednesday? A flight to Pebble Beach, to spend four days at the heart of the golf world in the United States.
Yep, myself, and another golf writer you might know, are heading to the Lexus Champions for Charity event at Pebble Beach to write some stories from a worthwhile cause. How worthwhile? Well, the event has raised $135 million for different charities since 1989, and will add to that total this week as golfers retreat to the famed Pebble Beach Links for some golf, some fun, and a good cause.
What does this mean for you? Well, it means that for the next few days, you will be hearing a lot of fun stories from California. My goal? To flesh out some stories that hit home with the reader. I want to dig up some stories about people that have a real reason to be making this trip, and donating this money. It's Christmastime, and I feel that it is time I step away from my usual bit to give you a little perspective. Life? It can be tough, but there are a ton of good people and things in this world to make it better for us all, and as we approach December 25, we should remember that, because it sure is easy to forget.
Along with stories here, I'll be posting on Devil Ball, and on Twitter (don't follow me? First, what the heck, and second, go there and follow @shanebacon), with the hashtag #lexusc4c.
I hope you're as excited as I. Holler back when I'm at Pebble, picking my jaw up from the ground.