C Spire Pro-Am Golf Tournament

The weather may have delayed today’s C Spire Pro-Am Tournament, but players and special guests did not let it rain on their parade. News 25’s Laurene Callander was out at Fallen Oak Golf Club this morning and has all the details on the tournament.
Instead of golf clubs, they were armed with umbrellas and rain coats as early morning rain delayed the start of today’s C Spire Pro-Am Tournament. Mississippi State’s head football coach Dan Mullen was just one of them, admitting even he was a little star struck. “The great thing on the Champions Tour is just about every name is a recognizable name and a star in the world of golf. So, to just come and be a part of it is a really special thing for me.”
Ole Miss’ head football coach Hugh Freeze was also there. He said, “I’m looking forward to it, hope the weather breaks a little bit and let’s get a few holes in and hopefully, I can hit a few good shots.”
While these Pro-Am golfers were eager to get on the course, area students stood in front of the green, green screen that is.This is just one of many interactive exhibits on site at Chevron’s Stem Zone. Chevron community affairs rep Amy Brandenstein said, “Because it’s so interactive they don’t even realize that they’re learning and this all has to do with the science of different sports mainly but there are some great overall concepts that they should have already learned.”
Whether kids learned about the science behind the swing or head football coaches prepped for their putts, the professional golfers tell News 25 it’s all about having fun. Pro golfer Esteban Toledo said, “I’m here just to enjoy it with them and I want to make sure they are comfortable playing with me and maybe play a few jokes with them and it’s going to be a lot of fun today.”
The first round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic begins Friday morning.

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