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Nantz's father who inspired his son's love for the Monterey Peninsula. In 1969, Nantz was 10 years old and living in the East Bay town of Moraga when his family made the 3-hour drive to Pebble Beach and rode around 17-Mile Drive, peering out the window at the golf course in the distance. It made an indelible impression. Years later, when he got the assignment to go to Pebble Beach to broadcast the 1986 tournament, his time there reaf- firmed those childhood memories that this was a special place. He even stopped to look at a home for sale near Spyglass. "I was starting to understand that in my line of work I could live anywhere I want. I don't have an office at CBS in New York, not a desk, a phone, nothing," Nantz says. "So, the whole country is yours. It's a pretty daunting task if you think about it. But I always thought, Where is there a more beautiful place in the world than right here? I haven't found one." For years, during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Nantz awakened while Pebble's sky was still dark, jogged to its par-3 seventh hole and sat on the split-rail fence off the back of the tee and took inventory of his life. "I used to call it my one-man board of directors meeting," Nantz says. "The first time I took Courtney out there in 2010, something happened that I had never seen before. A rainbow was draped over us across the sky. It was a perfect 180. I mean, Pebble is the end of the rainbow, but you don't see them often here. It's not Hawaii. As a matter of fact, I don't know if I've ever seen one since. "I just felt like it was my dad sending a message that this was a relationship with Nantz and wife Courtney's home overlooks Carmel Bay and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Pictured with Jim's daughter, Caroline (center) , and daughter Finley (left) and son Jameson (right) . BECKY CORVESE 1001 SADDLE CREEK DRIVE COPPEROPOLIS, CA 95228 209.785.3700 Stay & Play Packages • Lodging in our luxurious bungalows • Two rounds of golf per person • Breakfast or lunch at Copper Grille • Cart at your door each morning To learn more and reserve today, please call 209.785.7415 or email SACR-Bungalows@troon.com. Golf Group Specials • Special Rates for Groups of 12+ To learn more about golf group specials, please call Linda Beck, Tournament Director at 209.785.8587. Special Offer Mention this ad in the NCGA magazine to receive 10% off soft goods in the Saddle Creek Golf Shop.

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