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Top Five Celebrity Golf Highlights

Jul 14th 2014

Golfer throwing football to spectators at American Century Championship

With more than eighty sports and entertainment stars, a fun atmosphere, and breathtaking scenery, the 25th American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe is not to be missed!

As a non-golfer, I admit I was initially a little skeptical about spending the day at Edgewood Tahoe golf course. My previous golf spectator experience consisted solely of having it on TV while napping with my dad on a Sunday afternoon. However, the American Century Championship is a whole ‘nother ball game. With more than eighty sports and entertainment stars, a fun atmosphere, and breathtaking scenery, the 25th American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe is not to be missed!

Here are the top five things I am looking forward to at this year’s celebrity golf tournament:

5. Watching Charles Barkley swing a golf club

Sir Charles Barkley swinging at the 10th Green. Photo courtesy of Media West.

Sir Charles Barkley swinging at the 10th Green. Photo courtesy of Media West.

I’m old enough to have watched him play basketball, and young enough to really call him “Sir.” I am told he has an awful golf swing, but since he’s so personable and engaging on the course and off, that only adds to his charm.

4. Hearing Larry the Cable Guy say, “Git ‘er Done!”

Larry the Cable Guy chats with media on the course. Photo by First Tracks Productions.
Larry the Cable Guy chats with media on the course. Photo by First Tracks Productions.

I must confess there is a soft spot in my heart for a man in Mossy Oak. And if he’s funny, I tend to melt. Last year, I was lucky enough to attend a pre-tournament function, and watched Larry try to make his way through the crowd. Guest after guest stopped him to pose for photos. Larry was gracious and pleasant to each and every one. Super classy!

3. Hoping to hear Jack Wagner sing

Jack Wagner. Photo by First Tracks Productions.

Jack Wagner. Photo by First Tracks Productions.

“All I Need” was a big hit back when I attended school dances on a regular basis, and when I think about dimly lit gymnasiums, Aqua Net hairspray, and sweaty palms, I think of Jack. And that kid from third period algebra.

2. Rockin’ the Party on the 17th Green


 If you are lucky, a celebrity will throw your football back at the 17th Green. Photo by First Tracks Productions.

If you are lucky, a celebrity will throw your football back at the 17th Green. Photo by First Tracks Productions.

This is the spot. Pull up in your boat, hang out in your most revealing bathing suit, and try not to get caught heckling the celebs.

1. Watching Annika Sorenstam give the guys a run for their money


 Annika, looking glamorous. And ready to take names. Photo provided.

Annika, looking glamorous. And ready to take names. Photo provided.

One: She’s an actual golfer. Not an actor-turned-golfer. Not a quarterback-turned-golfer. A golfer-golfer. Two: She’s a she. Let’s face it - there are a lot of guys in this tournament, and generally only one or two women. Annika has the chops to kick the boys back to their respective playgrounds this year, and I can’t wait to watch!

Link to Video: http://youtu.be/2TfZwCSKHhk

What are you looking forward to at this year’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament?

Georgette Riley is a South Lake Tahoe resident and the Tahoe South marketing manager. She loves life outdoors and can usually be found exploring the lake, trails, and happy-hour hangouts with her dog Jersey.

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