I was excited to be invited to play the newest golf course in the Northwest, Gamble Sands, just a few miles north of Brewster, on Friday. This event was held for VIPs and media one day before the course opened for public play. (I don’t know which of those two groups I belong, so I’ll just presume both.)
The day started around 11 a.m., with a western barbecue and speeches from management, ownership and course designer, David McLay Kidd. I was struck by the words of Cass Gebbers as he emotionally spoke to the support of fire evacuees in the Methow Valley and the work his family put forth in an effort to pay attention to the suffering and the hardship of their neighbors. The golf event seemed to take a back seat to what was really important on that day. In fact, Cass came to the event directly from the fires in jeans, work shirt and boots. This guy is the real deal.