Couer d’Alene – July 3-7, 2016

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NSGA returned to the wonderful Coeur d’Alene Resort for a great Fourth of July celebration. It was terrific!

Joined by 22 old friends and new, we enjoyed four days of great golf, great food, and great social events. At such a lovely resort, how could we go wrong.

Our event began with a delicious dinner at Cedar’s. The food was excellent and the wine flowed freely at this scenic floating restaurant.

Monday brought our first round on the Coeur d’Alene Resort course where we got to hit onto some broad fairways and over a whole lot of water and quite a bit of wind. The course is a lot of fun especially when you get to the Island Green at 14. Many of us got over on our first shot and Joe even birdied the hole by making a 25 foot putt.
While the golfers played, our social attendees cruised the lake on a sightseeing tour and had lunch together.

As day turned into evening we gathered in our hospitality suite for cocktails, appetizers and conversation. The sun went down and massive Fourth of July fireworks went off, right in front of us. Coeur d’Alene is famous for its Independence Day show and we were not disappointed when 20 minutes of spectacular pyrotechnics exploded around us!

The next day we headed off to another terrific course: Circling Raven. It’s a beautiful course but a bit tougher than the resort course, with narrower fairways and rolling greens. The weather was beautiful and everyone really enjoyed this course. Highly recommended.

Our social attendees lunched together again and, this time, got to go shopping and gallery hopping in the lovely little town of Coeur d’Alene.

As has become a new custom for NSGA, many of our guests decided to get together for dinner on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The group chose two nice restaurants in town and we enjoyed casual dining and each other’s company.

Our final day of competition took us back to the Resort course. It was a bit chilly but a little less windy than our first day. And, with less wind, scores improved. Our round ended and we headed back by boat (I forgot to mention that you get to and from the course by boat – fun and unique) so that we could get ready for dinner and our awards ceremony.

Before dinner, in our hospitality suite, we awarded trophies to our champions, laughed a lot and talked about where we want to go next. Dinner was at Beverly’s which is a fine dining experience on the 8th floor of the resort. The food was EXCELLENT. The dinner conversation indicated that everyone had a wonderful time and many were excited about the idea of meeting again at The Greenbrier next year.

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Mark Gartenfeld

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