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Greenbrier's Pro-Am Wednesday brought celebrities, coaches and many personalities to White Sulphur Springs

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The Pro-Am Wednesday was the trifecta for fans at the Greenbrier.   Take some golf professionals, mixed with celebrities and sprinkle in some sports figures and you have yourself quite the combination. 
"It's about having fun and the pros are gracious enough to play with us and everything, it will be a great day," said Greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice. 
Lets start with the pro's, Scott Stallings who won the Classic in 2011 tee'd off early.  This years Master's winner Bubba Watson didn't have to travel far to the course from his new home at the Greenbrier.  He wasn't the only one with a green jacket out there. There was a handful of Master's winners including Angel Cabrera and Trevor Immelman.  The golfers hit the links in hopes to prepare for the tournament that starts Thursday.
"For me personally, I'm getting ready for the tournament, getting one last look at the golf course.  I am familiar with it, but just to see how its playing and we'll have a great time out here today," Immelman said.
Add a dash of Hollywood, well Louisiana, with Jase Robertson and Justin Martin of A&E's hit show Duck Dynasty signed autographs and talked to fans. 
George Lopez and his caddy Michael Collins were quickly getting acquainted to the Mountain State.
Collins explained it, "for a resort in the Mountains, the course is flat, so the caddy likes.  The fat caddy likes a flat golf course." "When you can flatten out the mountains, Mr. Justice, that's power," added Lopez. 
Lastly, for the college sports fanatics, Marshall's head football coach Doc Holliday and Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer were on the green.  The newly hired basketball coaches for both schools also teeing it off for fun. Herd's Dan D'Antoni returns to the Mountain State and Hokie's Buzz Williams joining his new colleague for a round.  The Blacksburg boys just hoping to fair well.
"Well I'm just hoping to keep it in the fairway and make a few pars," Beamer explained.  "I don't need to play I just need to be Coach Beamer's caddy. Kevin wouldn't allow me to do it so, they're going to find out how bad I am real quick," Williams said.
The mixture of personalities, athletes and coaches all made for a near perfect day at the Greenbrier, but only the professionals will return tomorrow when it's all business for the start of the 2014 Greenbrier Classic. 

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