Professional Golfers Hit The Links With John Q
Pro-Am sessions continue today.
Starting tomorrow, golf fans from Santa Clarita and beyond will get three days to see the professionals battle it out in the AT&T Champions Classic.
However, for two days before, some fans actually get out and play with the pros.
The Pro-Am sessions provide everyday people the chance to get on the course with three other friends and a professional AT&T Champions Classic participant.
KHTS caught up with Assistant City Manager Ken Striplin, who was playing in a group led by Jim Colbert.
“It’s a great event” Striplin said. “We have a very nice pro, who’s really interactive with the group, the weather’s great out here, and of course the Valencia Country Club is always a perfect venue for it.”
The tournament is a large event for the City, which counts on the economic benefit it brings in. “This is one of our major regional tours and events that brings in millions of dollars each year,” Striplin said. “The City’s a big supporter of the tournament and we look forward to continuing the partnership in the years to come.”
Hopefully, that will be the case, as the future of the AT&T Champions Classic is unkown. Their contract for the event is up this year, and as of yet, no new one has been signed.
As for the uncertainty, pro golfer Peter Jacobson was not shy about his feelings on this tournament. “I don’t know how to put it into words…10 out of 10,” Jacobson said during a press conference Wednesday. “I would very much like to see this tournament return.”