Regions Tradition Celebrity Pro Am [Shoal Creek Golf Club]

Yesterday I had the best time photographing the Celebrity Pro-Am, as part of the Regions Tradition PGA Champions Tour, benefitting Children’s Hospital of Alabama. It was a privilege to walk the beautiful course at Shoal Creek with Bo Jackson, recently named ESPN’s greatest athlete of all time. I believe it. Even the pros were amazed at his skills on the golf course. And, the brains of the group was Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State for the Bush Administration. The comic relief was brought to the game by Bubba of the Rick & Bubba Show, while Paul Finebaum was there to set everyone straight on stats. Gus Malzhan, Steve Spurrier and Wimp Sanderson were also among the players. Unfortunately, Nick Saban never got to tee off due to the afternoon rain storm that cancelled play; but he did get to hit a few balls on the driving range, engage the press and sign some autographs. I’ll let the images tell the rest of the story of my day on the golf course…

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Here’s an iPhone image of Hale Irwin and me. Really liked getting to visit with him on the course. Super nice, humble and a golf legend.

6.9.13 Update to this post: Excited to see a few of my images make it to the official Regions Tradition website home page scrolling header today…

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