Frank LaRosa, host of Golf to Go on ESPN 1320, interviews country artists and sponsors on the course during 2015 Golf and Guitars
The 2015 Golf and Guitars country concert, hosted at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA, on May 18-19, 2015, raised thousands of dollars for the Morton Golf Foundation and $35,000 was also split between several of the artist’s personal charities during the tournament. Golf and Guitars is an annual event that combines the fun of golfing with the entertainment of country music.
During the tournament, golfers get an opportunity to golf with a celebrity artist while their foursome competes for a cash prize for the charity of the artist’s choice.
After the golf tournament, the gates open for hundreds of people who travel to Haggin Oaks for the Golf and Guitars country concert. The tee box of Hole 17 on the Mackenzie Golf Course is converted into a concert style setting with a general admission and VIP section. The general admittance section generally brings their lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and watch the concert under the evening sky. The VIP section allows the audience to peek into backstage and get autographs from many of the artists. 2015 Golf and Guitars featured performances from Josh Turner, Frankie Ballard, Old Dominion, Swon Brothers and more.
This year, Frank LaRosa, host of Golf to Go on ESPN 1320, traveled around the golf course on Tuesday, interviewing many of the artists about 2015 Golf and Guitars and their charities of choice. Check out the interviews from a few of your favorite country stars, including the Swon Brothers, Old Dominion, Michael Ray, Logan Brill and more!!!
At Golf and Guitars, Frank LaRosa talks to Colton Swon of The Swon Brothers asking him about how they are playing and about who they are playing for today. The Swon Brothers have been nominated for the upcoming CMT Awards.
Frank LaRosa talks to Royal Reed of One Flew South and Tom Morton, with Haggin Oaks, about the Morton Golf Foundation. Also, Frank LaRosa asks Royal about Golf and Guitars and what the concert means to him. The Morton Golf Foundation hosts Golf and Guitars to raise funds for the youth and underserved in the golfing community.
Frank talks to Matt Ramsey of Old Dominon and their foursome and asks them what it is like to be a part of a charity event like Golf and Guitars. $21000 was given in scholarships to graduating seniors in the Sacramento area on the first night of Golf and Guitars. “If you can’t play, you might as well dress [the part],” according to Matt Ramsey. Matt played for St. Jude’s this year.
Frank LaRosa talks to Michael Ray about his experience at the 2015 Golf and Guitars. This was Michael Ray’s first year at Golf and Guitars. Also, Michael Ray talks about St. Jude’s, the foundation he represented at this event.
Frank LaRosa interviews Logan Brill, an up and coming artist and song writer from Nashville. Last year Logan, at her first Golf and Guitars, won the event even though she had never golfed before. Logan came back to try to keep her winning streak and she did raise funds for the charity she represented this year. Logan has a new album that will be released on June 2, 2015. Golf and Guitars is “a perfect combination of two very fun things that are in completely different worlds,” according to Logan.
Frank LaRosa interviews Jon Pardi about the great shots he has made in the 2015 Golf and Guitars. Jon was playing for Autism Speaks this year. Jon Pardi says that Golf and Guitars is “amazing and awesome!”
Frank LaRosa also interviewed artist Courtney Patton who is from Texas. Last year she came with her husband Jason Eady. This year we were lucky enough to have her not only play in the tournament but also sing on Monday Night. Courtney’s team won the tournament, raising $10000 for her charity, Meals on Wheels of Erath County.
Frank LaRosa also interviewed Michelle Prater who is our Title Sponsor with Markstein Beverage Co. Bud Light’s generous support of Golf and Guitars each year has been greatly beneficial to the growth and continued improvement each year of the event.