I usually have a half a day off every other Tuesday that is spent ordering dry goods, researching, billing, cleaning my shop or picking up a livestock delivery at air cargo in Reno. But after over two years of an open invitation from my client, former Major League Baseball player, DeWayne, I decided to take the day off and join him and couple of other friends for a round of golf at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, NV.
Montreux is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Golf Course, a private, 18-hole masterpiece that Nicklaus himself designated as one of his top five designs. The private, gated community contains some of the grandest real estate in the Reno area.
Although I have removed an aquarium from a residence in Montreux, I am not fortunate enough to have a client in this neighborhood. But then again, that might be a good thing because the time spent on the golf course was very enjoyable and if I was coming into the neighborhood more often, I would need to find a way to work on my game!. De did mention that he would like to purchase a home in Montreux. Hmmmm....
The photo on the left is on hole number 17, 464 yards, Par 4, Montreux's signature hole. A dramatic tee shot from an elevated tee about 100 feet above the fairway. You must drive it as far as possible to use a short club to approach the very narrow green. The fairway is wider than it looks and is protected on the left by Galena Creek.
THAT WAS FUN! (now back to work)
EDIT: 10/7/08 Okay... I have had a couple of emails and snide remarks about my footwear. I do not golf in sandals! (Although I have been known to wear open open toed shoes to the grocery store in the middle of winter, as long as it is not wet out!) My most intelligent daughter gave me this pair of FootJoy golf shoes (yes, with spikes!) about ten years ago as a Fathers Day gift. They are the best shoes for golfing!
Click HERE for a link to De's tank when it was under construction back in late 2005. The remodel of his home took a very long time and the aquarium was filled in March of 2008 and is coming along nicely. (I think it may be time for an updated post.)