Here is part of a great review from the LPGA Tournament. You can find the rest of the review and some great pictures over on the frontpage on AmyGrant.com
LPGA Rocks Music City – Vince & Amy Rock LPGA
For 17 years, the legendary Legends Club in Franklin, TN has hosted LPGA tournaments, raising millions of dollars for local charities...
In its 18th year, the Franklin American Mortgage Championship (FAMC) was played to benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Medical Center. It is therefore only natural that Vince Gill and Amy Grant, renowned for their generosity, returned to host this celebrated event for yet another year.
The week started on the evening of Saturday, April 29th with a party for all the people that would be volunteering at the tournament. Vince & Amy made a late and low profile appearance, showing up without even an introduction. They simply sat by the back door watching as people ate, drank & danced into the night, graciously greeting those that approached while Corrina slept on her daddy's lap.
The next few days were filled with practice and qualifying rounds, a junior clinic, and unofficial Pro-Am tournaments. On Tuesday night, Embassy Suites hosted the Pro-Am Pairings Premiere for the Official LPGA Pro-Am tournament to be held the next day. After she and Vince were introduced as tournament hosts, Amy spent most of the evening just sitting on the edge of the stage, back-to-back with Vince and the local sports reporter. She did, however, get the chance to tell me that, after Ft. Worth, she felt like the luckiest person in the world and that she and Vince were looking forward to using the gift certificate that some of you had given them. The night included a bountiful buffet, a silent auction for rounds of golf at some of the country’s most popular courses, and a live auction conducted by our very own Vince Gill. With typical humor he promised not to whip out his auctioneers chant as long as people were bidding. Well, when bidding stalled at one point he did, indeed, start rattling away, prompting the bidding to begin again, to which he quipped, “See, it works!” The evening ended with the amateur teams scrambling to choose their professional partners, and then the Gills slipped out as quietly as they had come.
Although it was raining when the sun rose Wednesday morning, the skies were clear and the sun bright by the time Vince and Amy teed off that afternoon. After warming up for a bit on the putting green, they made their way over to the first hole. Amy was pleasantly surprised to see that they had added spectator stands this year and posed for several fan shots before posing for the official LPGA photo with the rest of her team, which consisted of Vince, two Franklin American execs and professional Laura Diaz. Amy chatted with Laura’s caddy, who also happens to be her husband, for a while, watched as the other four players teed off and then, instead of hopping back on the golf cart with Vince, started out on foot with Laura. I’m not sure how many holes Amy ended up walking, but their team finished in 9th place, giving her and Vince just enough time to make it down to the Wildhorse for ‘Max It Out’.