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Archive for January, 2009

Lyle Clark the LOGO Golf Ball KING

LOGO golf ball king

LOGO golf ball king

Lyle Clark started playing golf 17 years ago. In that time he has collected thousands of logo golf balls, all of which he displays on hand build wooded racks in his home. He even has one with his name on it … given to him as a gift from his grandson.
As an avid golf ball hunter, Lyle finds his collection in ponds and trees running along the edges of his course, Cypress Run. He’s always sure to bring along the custom ball retriever that extends 16 feet to fetch them out of the water.
Each ball is sorted by category. He has display areas for golf locales, schools ,gas companies, sports teams, car companies, liquor brands, and more. The collection has blossomed because friends and relatives send him new balls all the time. Logo balls are his passion, but thousands more are in the garage stored in egg cartons. They are the unimportant ones he gives away.


Waialae Country Club


Waialae Country Club – Home Page

Fast facts
Course Superintendent Dave Nakama
Original architect Seth Raynor and Charles Banks (1927)
Rdesign Desmond Muirhead (1992)
Par value 70
Number of TOUR events as host venue 45 (including 2009)
Course ranking Ranked 28 (out of 54) in difficulty on the PGA TOUR in 2008
Yardage history 7,234 yards (1965-1984)
  6,975 (1985-1996)
  7,012 (1997-1998 )
  7,060 (1999-2006)
  7,044 (2007-present)
Grass Bermudagrass (tees, fairways, rough, greens)
Tournament Stimpmeter 13 ft
Sand bunkers 84
Water hazards 9
Course tour Click here

Course record = “60”
Davis Love III
Waialae Country Club

Waialae Country Club

The Golf Course was opened for play on February 1, 1927.

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Waialae Golf Course were built by the Territorial Hotel Co. as part of a promotional program to develop luxury travel trade to Hawaii. Matson Navigation Co. built the luxury passenger liner Malolo as part of this program. The hotel and golf course lands were leased from the Bernice P. Bishop Estate.

Mr. Seth Raynor, world famous golf architect, and his associate, Mr. Charles Banks, designed and supervised the building of Waialae. Their outstanding work is reflected on many of our holes.

Local players were able to use the course, and by payment of annual fees for play became “privilege card holders” in the Territorial Hotel Company’s Waialae Golf Club. In 1930, a group of these Waialae players formed a private club within the Waialae Golf Club which they called Waialae Country Club. Waialae Country Club dates from September 29, 1930 when this group was formally organized and By-Laws were adopted. It enlarged a small service building close to the main clubhouse, installed showers, and had its own clubhouse where the swimming pool is now.

The great depression of the 1930s severely reduced travel and resulted in bankruptcy of the Territorial Hotel Co. Matson took over the obligations and interests of the Territorial Hotel Co. which included the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Moana Hotel, and Waialae golf Club. During these years play on the course was mainly by local privilege card holders, most of whom were members of Waialae Country Club.

In August of 1941, fire destroyed the Waialae Pavilion which was used by Waialae Golf Club for dining and dancing, and Matson decided to turn the golf course and remaining buildings over to Waialae Country Club. Before this plan was consummated, the United States had entered World War II, the military had requisitioned the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and numerous military defenses had been installed along Oahu’s coastline including the golf course at Waialae.

Waialae Country Club was incorporated on September 30, 1942 and became lessee of the golf course acreage and a small section of land owned by Matson on which the old Isenberg home (later The Pavilion) had been located. The military built a replacement for the Pavilion because of the heavy use of the course by military personnel during the war. — Source: http://www.waialaecc.com

Speedline Golf by Adams

New Adams Golf Speedline Driver

New Adams Golf Speedline Driver

I saw on my news page that Adams Golf has a new Speedline driver that claims to increase swing speeds by 5 – 9 miles per hour by drastically altering the drag coefficient. Pictures of the equipment were nowhere to be found. This is a screen capture I took from the Adams Golf web site.

Click on the photo to see their interactive web page with a Speedline mini site.

Pasture Boy

Golf n Go

Golf n Go

A man staggered into a hospital with a concussion, multiple bruises, two
black eyes, and a five iron wrapped tightly around his throat.

Naturally, the doctor asked him, ‘What happened to YOU?’


‘Well, I was having a quiet round of golf with my wife, when at a difficult hole, we both sliced our golf balls into a field of cattle.
We went to look for them and while I was looking around I noticed one of the cows had something white at its rear end.

‘I walked over, lifted its tail, and sure enough, there was a golf ball with my wife’s monogram on it – stuck right in the middle of the cow’s fanny.
Still holding the cow’s tail up, I yelled to my wife, ‘Hey, this looks like

I don’t remember much after that …..