(Photo by AMFM: L – R: Willie Nelson, Lucas Nelson, Ray Benson)
Willie Nelson celebrated the re-opening of his Texas Hill Country 9-hole golf course to the public on June 30 by hosting the 1st Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Pedernales Cut N Putt Golf Club in Briarcliff, Texas.
There was an all-day concert featuring Paula Nelson, Sonny Throckmorton, Folk Uke, Zach Edwards, Jeena & Her Band of Brothers, Lukas Nelson and Jamey Johnson. Celebrities and local personalities joining Willie in attendance included Josh Grider, Greg Hamilton, Amy Nelson, Bobby Boyd, Ray Benson and Earl Campbell.
The silent auction had a great amount of music memorabilia, some of which was donated by Willie Nelson himself. The Texas Roadhouse provided a delicious lunch and dinner, and money raised benefited four central Texas charities: Pedernales Fire Department, Helping Hands Ministries of Spicewood, the Children’s Music Foundation of Austin, and the RunTex Carrozza Foundation, which supports children’s health and overall fitness.
Here are some photos by Charles Phillip Vaughn, who auctioned off a signed t-shirt of one of his Willie Nelson renderings. Charles website is here: http://www.cpvaughn.com/about.html
Willie Close Up
Willie’s guitar “Trigger”