Mirage headliner and namesake for the Danny Gans Junior Golf Academy is taking his golf game and voices on the road to Pebble Beach. Danny Gans will tee it up for the first time in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The event is the PGA Tour's annual "golfapalooza", and what the celebrities, who are paired with PGA Tour players for the week, do is many times more memorable than the actual competitive golf.
Who can forget Bill Murray "dancing" with the elderly lady in the bunker, but on a spin move losing control and hurtling the lady down the bank of the sand.
Or Ray Romano playing a few too many shots from the actual ocean Pebble Beach while being prodded on by his PGA Tour playing partners. Romano was scorned by the national media for those miscues, but we're still talking about it today.
Gans is known as the Man of Many Voices, and has been Las Vegas' Entertainer of the Year numerous times. His high-energy act includes perfect impersonations of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Hootie and the Blowfish, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole, and dozens of others. Gans is also part of the entertainment for the this year's event.
Gans, who played in the pro-am of Las Vegas FRYS.com Open last October at TPC Summerin and TPC Canyons, will be joining a large and glamorous list of other Hollywood, sports and entertainment "A-listers".
The Danny Gans Junior Golf Academy is available at a few different Las Vegas golf courses.Tom Brady, Joe Buck, Kevin Costner, Carson Daly, Huey Lewis, Ray Romano, Emmit Smith, George Lopez and many more celebrities are scheduled to tee it up beginning February 8 at the three courses in the Pebble Beach area: Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Poppy Hills Golf Course and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The event will be televised by The Golf Channel on Thursday and Friday, and CBS on the weekend. The celebrities get a lot of airtime, and CBS executives have told Gans' people that he will be in front of the cameras quite a bit.