Christine Lee, Irving Reporter
PGA Tour pro Ricky Barnes took the game of golf to a whole new level, teeing off from the roof of the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas.
A PGA Tour pro made history by taking the game of golf to a whole new level.
Ricky Barnes warmed up for the HP Byron Nelson Championship on Monday by hitting golf balls off of the rooftop of the Four Seasons Resort and Club. "I was actually pretty excited. It's kind of those anticipation shots," he said.
Barnes had a film crew on the ground and in a helicopter to document the historic moment, to "show what golf can do with a hybrid hole," he said.
Barnes was eight stories high when he teed off to the 18th green, which was more than 200-feet away. "I got about a foot away from one of my shots," he said.
Barnes invited others to play with him, including wounded veteran Tracy Reid. Reid served in the Texas Army National Guard for 15 years and was injured during a tour of duty in Iraq.
"On Veterans Day, November 11th 2003, I was injured in an ambush. Lost an eye and a couple of fingers and some damage to my left arm and my left shoulder," he said.
Reid said it meant a lot for celebrities like Barnes to spend time learning about veterans like him through partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Barnes said he hoped to build a relationship with the organization with play similar games of golf throughout the country.
The HP Byron Nelson Championship begins May 14th at the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas.