Monday after the Masters
Every year for the past 17 years Hootie and the Blowfish have hosted the Monday after the Masters Celebrity Pro Am golf tournament. Over the past 16 years, the Monday after the Masters has donated more than $4.5 million to the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.
This year Meredith Kirk and I got to be right in the action with our media badges getting interviews from some of the greatest players in attendance.
(Meredith and I at the Driving Range)
We started the morning off on the driving range interviewing my roommate, Zack Byrd current Nationwide Tour Golfer. The interview was quite comical to say the least because lets face it it’s hard to interview one of your best friends and ask him questions you already know!
(Zack Byrd and Blair O'Neal)
Next we moved down the driving range and got an interview with Javier Colon season 1 winner of “The Voice.” Let me just say if you haven’t seen or heard of him you’re missing out! An amazing voice, great golfer, and such a nice guy! We even got him to sing a little acapella version of the Time after Time which one him the competition.
We then moved to the putting green where we got an interview with Annika Sorenstam- hall of fame LPGA golfer. Growing up playing golf, she was always in the spot light and the best throughout the late 90s and early 2000s. She was such a pleasure to talk to, and after mentioning her children she really opened up.
(Annika and Meredith on the practice putting green)
Next we moved to the 1st tee where we we’re able to snag interviews with Darius Rucker- Lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish and host of MAM, next we met Jim Furyk PGA tour golfer- he was great and just came off a great finish at Augusta finishing top 15! He was really tired and rightfully so. A long week at the Masters followed by a LONG/FUN weekend in Myrtle Beach!
(I cant express how much I love Darius Rucker!- WOW)
The interviews we’re very quick and to the point but it will be neat coverage to share with you all once the film has been edited!
I hope you all are having an awesome April, the weather is great here in Myrtle Beach so come on down and visit!
(Matt Killen- 2012 Sweepstakes Winner)
We have an exciting new golf package we are going to be launching this week, and I can’t wait to share it with you all! So check back next week!