golf

Mik Benedek

The U.S. Open Golf Championship begins with practice rounds at Pebble Beach on Monday.  The event will bring the world’s best golfers, along with an estimated quarter of a million visitors to the Monterey Peninsula. This is not your average tourist traffic and peninsula cities are preparing for the onslaught.

It's a Birdie... It's Rain... It's Crosby Weather

Feb 9, 2017
Erika Mahoney

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is off with a stormy start. On Thursday, play was suspended because of wet weather.

But rain is no stranger to this charity golf tournament. In fact, it even has a name – “Crosby Weather.” The phrase pays homage to Bing Crosby, the famous singer and actor who started the competition.

Krista Almanzan

The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is in full swing after a rain delay Thursday.  Each year this charitable tournament raises millions of dollars for Monterey Bay Area non-profits, in large part thanks to thousands of volunteers.

In a small trailer about a twenty minute walk from the first tee at Pebble Beach, four volunteer drivers sit waiting for the phone to ring.   Tournament players call here when they need someone to take them from the airport or hotels to the golf courses.

 

Behind the scenes at the AT&T Pro-Am, local disabled veterans are helping make this event possible, while also helping themselves.