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Winter 2019

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If he's told this one once he's told it a thousand times, but Nantz knows his audience and he knows he's about to leave them in stitches. First, he sets the scene, transporting us to January 1986, when Nantz is 26 and spending the week at Fair- way House No. 2, which once belonged to Hall of Fame golfer Lawson Little Jr. It's Nantz's debut with the CBS golf team and so the new kid on the block is over the moon when his boss, the legendary CBS executive producer Frank Chirkinian, tells him he's had at least one too many glasses of wine and needs Nantz to sub for him at Cypress Point in the morning. Jim Nantz can live anywhere in the world and he loves nothing more than calling Pebble Beach home. BY ADAM SCHUPAK A s one of the leading voices in all of sports, Jim Nantz has an endless reservoir of stories in the memory bank. Speak- ing to a roomful of attendees at a dinner for The Langley, the NCPGA Foundation's premier charity fundraising event, in August, Nantz launches into a story of his first time covering the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Home is Where the Heart Is 30 WINTER 2019 | NCGA.ORG Nantz with his father, Jim II (above) , who inspired his love of the Monterey Peninsula; Nantz wearing his signature Vineyard Vines "Forget-Me-Knot" tie in which 20% of proceeds are donated to the Nantz National Alzheimer Center. GARY LAND

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