Since we have officially closed the books on Summer 2009, here’s a little snapshot from the season that was. In July, Sharat graciously hosted Alex, Josh and me at his favorite country club municipal course, West Seattle Golf Club. Sharat, a course regular, guided us through 18 holes and more than a few dozen cold ones. This picture is from the tee on the 15th hole. The tee box is perched on a hill that features a grand view of downtown Seattle, the Puget Sound and Mount Baker.
Ross and Cara threw down in wine town. Threw down wedding vows, that is—and one hell of a party. A HUGE thank you to the Nesbitts and Gualcos for inviting me to be a part of the weekend. I had the privilege of getting to know Ross and Cara while attending Loyola in Chicago, IL. I sat next to Cara in my very first class at Loyola, Theology: Moral Issues in Business. I quickly became friends with her and Ross; many of my best memories of Chicago involve going out on the town with these two. In the years that followed graduation, it has been fun keeping up with them as our careers, geographies and relationships evolve. The coming together of Ross, Cara, family and friends in Sonoma for their wedding on August 21, 2009 made for a truly spectacular weekend.
Yesterday, a few us cruised out to Redmond Ridge to knock around the Titleist. I helped organize a four person scramble with eight teams. We certainly didn’t win, but our team was pleased with an inspired one-under score (thanks to a 15 foot biride putt on 18 by yours truly). The majority of the glory hardly belongs to me—my golf skills are certainly inferior to the two other things I did yesterday: take pictures and drink beer.