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The Staff at Tradewinds Carmel

Thursday, January 8, 2015

AT&T Pro-Am Golf Tournament 2015

Can anyone believe we're already in the second week of January? How many people are still sticking with their New Year's Resolutions? I broke my No More Starbucks resolution already, as I pulled up at the drive through to order a Grande Blonde Roast and a breakfast sandwich! FAIL! While the beginning of the year is typically the most opportune time for some people to begin new habits - there are 11 other months in the year to try something new! And as January comes and goes, we always have February to look forward to. For us here in the Carmel / Pebble Beach Area, February is synonymous with the AT&T Pro-Am Golf Tournament, an event featuring professional PGA stars, a field of amateurs, and even a group of celebrity players, some of whom make appearances every year!
The event is played at three courses in Pebble Beach - the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course, and is typically attended by about 150,000 spectators! Past winners of the event include legendary golfers like Jack Nicklaus (three-time winner), Tom Watson (two-time winner), Mark O'Meara (five-time winner), Payne Stewart, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III (two-time winner), Phil Mickelson (four-time winner),and Dustin Johnson (two-time winner). An event featuring some of the world's best players on some of the world's most extraordinary golf courses? I couldn't come up with a reason NOT to attend!
Last year's Winner, Jimmy Walker

For those who aren't quite as enthused by golf, you can always find entertainment in the form of the celebrity rounds. This year, some of the celebrity players in attendance include sports stars like SF Giants' Pitcher Matt Cain and Catcher Buster Posey, Actors Josh Duhamel, Ray Romano and a beloved favorite of the event - Bill Murray. To see a list of all the players, visit the AT&T Pro-Am Website.  
Actor Josh Duhamel at Last Year's Event

What makes this year's AT&T event extra special is that it happens to fall on the 3-day Presidents Day Weekend, the Saturday of which is Valentine's Day! For most of you, it means you can stick around for the Final Round on Sunday and not have to worry about getting yourself home in time for work the next day! Why not make Valentine's Day special for the golf lover in your life, and plan a trip to the area for a relaxing weekend here with us at Tradewinds? A shuttle is available to pick you up and bring you back, and we are offering special packages for those who want to come a little earlier for the practice rounds during the week.

The Golf, Romance and 3-Day Weekend Package includes a relaxing 4 night stay in a luxurious King or Queen/Queen Room, a box of gourmet chocolates, a split 90-minute massage and (2) week-long shuttle passes for the tournament (tournament tickets not included). Rates for this package start at $1600.

We are also offering a package so you can Watch the AT&T Pro-Am without the Crowds. This package includes a one night stay in a luxurious King or Queen/Queen Room (Sunday through Wednesday), and two 1-day tickets to the tournament practice rounds, held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Rates for this package begin at $319.

If you are interested in coming for this event, we highly encourage you to call us as soon as possible (831) 624-2776.

Until Next Time...