2016 Quittner-Nabeshima Goodwill Matches
Indian Wells Resort – Indian Wells, California
March 31 – April 6, 2016
Thank you to the terrific ASGA Team (24 Members plus spouses) that travelled to California this month to support and participate, helping to make Indian Wells another extremely successful and enjoyable edition of the Quittner-Nabeshima Goodwill Matches! We had excellent team representation in the congenial competition on the golf course and we all enjoyed the special camaraderie, good times and friendship off the course.
We are also pleased to report that the team representing ASGA won each session and recaptured the trophy from the Japanese by a final score of 90-65.5!! The daily Matches were closely contested, however ASGA team members had a lot of terrific clutch play on closing holes which made the final score seem more one-sided than it actually was….there was never a chance to relax until the winning point was recorded!
As communicated previously, the JSGA’s dramatic offer to host its next event in Japan in 2018 promises to be a very special historic occasion — it will be the first time for the event to be held there in nearly 30 years. They have identified Kyoto to be the host city for October 2018, we had a number of meetings during the week and look forward to bringing ASGA Members more details about this once in a lifetime event in the coming months. Travel + Leisure Magazine named Kyoto the top city in the World for tourism in 2015 and our friends from JSGA are already hard at work planning an incredible adventure for us.
Many thanks to Steve Curtis who was kind enough to share his photos from the week (including a statue of President Eisenhower located in Indian Wells who was instrumental in the founding of the Matches) and they are seen above.
A very special thanks to Co-Captains Jerry Missel and Nick Nishiwaki for their hard work and continued support of this event, it continues to grow and improve every year and we are all extremely excited about Kyoto in 2018!