Gary McCord (CBS Sports), Colt Ford, Clint Eastwood (Chairman Monterey Peninsula Foundation), Steve John (Tournament Director and CEO, Monterey Peninsula foundation), Dan Rose (Facebook), Doug Mackenzie (Vice Chairman, Monterey Peninsula Foundation)
For the second time in three years, country music star Colt Ford was the overall winner in this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Million Dollar Hole-in-One For Charity event presented by Facebook, earning $100,000 for his designated charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Ford, a former tour professional, captured closest to the hole yesterday in the finals, hitting the ball to 13 feet, 4 inches at the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California. Two years ago, Ford hit a shot to 12 inches in the final.
In addition, as part of the four-man Team (Clint) Eastwood 5th Annual Clint Eastwood-Bill Murray Cup 3M Celebrity Challenge, Ford won $1,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® when Team Eastwood secured the coveted cup earning $100,000 for player charities of choice and $1,000 for all other charities represented.
“I have been so blessed to get to do some amazing things in my life,” commented Ford. “Yesterday was one of those amazing days, getting to give over $100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is something I will never forget.”
The Million Dollar Hole-in-One for Charity event showcased 26 celebrity entertainers and pro sports legends playing in this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, each taking a shot at winning $1 million for an ace on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The unique competition is a favorite of celebrity golfers played on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a $7.6 million purse PGA TOUR event played over Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course for three rounds, with the final round Sunday at Pebble Beach.
Ford, an established entertainer and hit songwriter, has been in the studio recording his next album scheduled for release in 2019. He has also recently completed a new music video with reality star Ben Higgins (the Bachelor) for his new song, “How You Lose A Woman.”
About Colt Ford In 2012, Colt co-wrote two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” His album, “Declaration of Independence,” topped the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart at #1, and was followed by, “Thanks For Listening,” in July 2014. “Thanks For Listening” charted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and #10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Colt and his band are featured in “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” starring David Spade, which was released in July 2015 on Crackle TV.
To date, Colt has sold over 2 million albums and amassed more than 1 billion streams, millions more song downloads, has 1.6 million Facebook friends and over 100 million YouTube views. Colt has toured with Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Watkinsville, GA.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.https://www.countryschatter.com/2019/02/colt-ford-captures-closest-to-pin-at-pebble-beach-pro-am-earns-100000-for-st-jude-childrens-research-hosptial/Charity EventPress ReleaseClint Eastwood,Colt Ford,Dan Rose,Doug Mackenzie,Gary McCord,Pebble Beach Pro Am,St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,Steve John