Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Golfing in The West

Once in a while you do the right thing at the right time. It may be by chance, intuition, or luck, but in this case it was my brother Don's planning. Sister Janice and husband Larry were here from California for their 50th SHS HS class reunion.  Jerry came down from Tomah, WI for the reunion. Don was familiar with a "Promotion" to play several of the western Nebraska public golf courses at a discount price and lined up a trip for us. Larry drove Jerry's Chrysler mini-van and we left Seward on July 5th. We were in Gothenburg for lunch and at the Wildhorse Golf Course for a 12:30 tee time where this picture was taken. After a good round of 18 holes we drove through "hill country" to Curtis and looked at the Tech. School there where Larry graduated from HS in '52. We went on to McCook where we checked in to the Holiday Inn Express.  After eating we drove out to the Heritage Hills golf course to look it over. 
Larry was not only "the driver" for the entire trip but also a "good egg" in taking a lot of razzing from his 3 brothers-in-law. Jerry complained that a hair on Larry's nose had bothered him all day so he pulled it out as we sat in our room watching TV. I and Jerry rode together for our 9:30 tee time the next morning, and we had a great time.  Jerry rested in the Motel that afternoon while the rest of us visited the Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright house and other points of interest in McCook. My blackened Prime Rib was good but not very thick. We left early the next morning for an 8:30am tee time at the Cross Creek Course at Cambridge. The front 9 follows Medicine Creek but the back 9 runs up into the hills. We were back to Seward by 5:00pm after a once in a lifetime event. 

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