It gets easier and easier. Play well
One time in a Senior Tour Celebrity Pro-Am. It was 3 days and two amateurs played with a different celebrity or pro each round. First day, first tee I'm paired with Duke Snyder - yes The Duke Snyder. We're all playing from the same tees so we're all in front of a fairly large gallery. I'm nervous to begin with and then after Duke cracks a huge drive they announce my name. This was in the 80's and my miss at the time was to the right. First hole was water on the left so I'm a little relieved, but when I address the ball I notice my hands are shaking like I have Parkinson's. Take a mighty swing and snap hook it into the lake. Terrible feeling.
Second day I played with Bert Yancy a senior PGA pro and very unfriendly guy. Third day it was Gale Sayers. He was just learning the game and was a terrible golfer but fun to hang around with.
I'm sure it gets easier with time but it was way out of my comfort zone. Its hard to imagine how the pros deal with all the pressure of playing inside the ropes week after week for such high stakes.
I don't like it at all, don't really see the need for it as generally nobody cares who I am!
Played a good few years ago in the British Amateur, I have a very Scottish name and he made a complete mess of it: I actually laughed out loud at the time and I think it made me relax a bit /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
Was announced on the tee at the Country Club of Hilton Head about 20 years ago. No tournament - I was playing with a member of the board, though. They did it for everyone, apparently. I heard my name and thought WTH - did a park in a HC spot?