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 May 6

by Carolina

Day one at Greystone Golf & Country Club featured more than golf weather. The annual Regions Tradition celebrity pro-am features some of the biggest local celebrities and most prestigious names in golf – back again to support the tournament and the many organizations that benefit from it.

Fans were able to get up close and reasonably personal with SEC football coaches and former players. Among the notables participating in the 2021 event:

  • Nick Saban, coach of the College Football Playoff national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.
  • Bryan Harsin, first-year coach at rival Auburn.
  • Kirby Smart, coach at Georgia.
  • Charles Barkley, NBA legend and Alabama native.
  • Bo Jackson, 1985 Heisman Trophy winner and a sports legend.
  • Greg McElroy, ESPN college football analyst and former championship quarterback with Alabama.

Check out some of the sights and sounds of the pro-am, and visit regionstradition.com for even more photos and coverage.

PGA golf legend Ernie Els waits his turn on the Greystone 1st tee. (contributed)

Before teeing off in the pro-am, Alabama football coach Nick Saban talks with Rick and Bubba on their nationally syndicated radio show. (contributed)

Alabama State coach Donald Hill-Eley participated in the Regions Tradition pro-am. (contributed)

New Auburn football coach Bryan Harsin poses for photos with Taylor Hicks, 2006 American Idol winner. (contributed)

The return of the Regions Tradition brought friends and families back to the course, watching the action while maintaining social distance. (contributed)

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart shares a fist bump with Regions CEO John Turner during the celebrity pro-am. (contributed)

Over the history of the Regions Tradition and its predecessors, the event has raised more than $19 million for charity. Today, the tournament’s primary beneficiary remains Children’s of Alabama, a hospital serving the needs of children and young people across the Southeast.

“We traded” ❤️ @AlabamaFTBL coach Nick Saban gives @ChildrensAL patient Logan a new golf ball. pic.twitter.com/90HM4Us1Gg

— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) May 5, 2021

Lemonade worth every bit of $100 for @BoJackson and @ChildrensAL. 🍋 💛 pic.twitter.com/8yebMSzc00

— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) May 5, 2021

.@TheBig_Easy is now officially on scholarship at @AlabamaFTBL. 😂 pic.twitter.com/4xlWUGGTQ5

— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) May 6, 2021

So much better!@davidtomsgolf reacts to Charles Barkley’s new swing. pic.twitter.com/R4EuUgqjLO

— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) May 6, 2021

The kids loved meeting @nate_oats ! pic.twitter.com/FTVavIRSue

— ChildrensAL (@ChildrensAL) May 5, 2021

Our patients met @TaylorHicks and @PGA_JohnDaly ! pic.twitter.com/5XKGG0x8WE

— ChildrensAL (@ChildrensAL) May 5, 2021

Could not have had a better time today at the @RegionsTrad. @PGA_JohnDaly was spectacular to play with. Could not have been nicer. Always fun playing with my boy @TaylorHicks too. Mike Mills of @remhq is an incredibly nice guy as well. pic.twitter.com/DvJoOcJS3j

— Ryan Brown (@RyanBrownWJOX) May 5, 2021

Rate Charles Barkley’s new swing. 👀 @KDTrey5 think you could beat him? pic.twitter.com/f5FShMfEZD

— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) May 5, 2021

.@GeorgiaFootball 🤝 @AlabamaFTBL pic.twitter.com/5C7aSb5pvD

— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) May 5, 2021

We had a great day out here at our NCR Celebrity Pro-Am! We can’t wait to see you tomorrow for Round 1 of #RegionsTradition! pic.twitter.com/DQUkBCthBj

— RegionsTradition (@RegionsTrad) May 5, 2021

This story originally appeared on Regions Bank’s Doing More Today website.

Original posted at alabamanewscenter.com

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