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Maverick McNealy’s family home is for sale…for $98.6 million



Maverick McNealy’s father, former Sun Microsystems CEO, Scott McNealy, put the family’s Silicon Valley home on the market for a cool $98.6 million.

McNealy, who cashed out to the tune of $7.4 billion when Oracle bought Sun in 2010, talked to the Wall Street Journal about his pad.

“I’m not into sail boats or modern art, and I’m too cheap to fly private.” Instead he built, “a home and facility where the boys’ buddies would come to our place instead of driving them all over the Bay Area.”

Here’s the description of palace from it listing on REXchange.

“Located in the serene hills of Palo Alto lies 13.35 acres of pure privacy and tranquility. A Thomas Jakway designed estate, the 20-room home is comprised of 4/5 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a 1 bedroom detached guest house, and 32,000 combined square feet. Built in 2008, the home offers the utmost in modern elegance and a sense of distinction, expansiveness, and exclusivity that is perfectly complemented by warmth and comfort––a true feeling of home.

“With four floors of seemingly infinite amenities, the home’s highlights include a social room for hosting large executive corporate retreats and other events; pizza room; poker room; spa with steam, sauna and massage table; a hidden “safe” room; disco/dance floor; full gym; pool & spa; indoor basketball/sports court; wine cellar; billiard room; media room; 110 yard golf practice area with two putting greens; and, the pièce de résistance, a multi-purpose indoor ice rink/tennis court/pavilion with its own locker room. This exceptional property offers the absolute finest details and highest level of luxury coupled with total security, safety, home automation and comfort – a rare and special combination.”

There no good photos of the golf practice area or the pizza room(!) on the listing, unfortunately, but here are a few shots of the other “seemingly infinite amenities.”

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  1. Tommy

    Jul 1, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Not a troll….he’s right. I just returned from four days in Tijuana, I mean LA on business. The place is an absolute s-hole. Wait til the SHTF….get your popcorn ready. A liberal paradise if there ever was one.

  2. George

    Jun 30, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Desperate Democrat leftists/anarchists protest marching for open borders to import illegal dago voters for 2020 election… sooo obvious.

  3. DaveyD

    Jun 29, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Does the rink come with a Zamboni?

  4. Nick

    Jun 29, 2018 at 9:45 am

    These replies are the absolute worst.

  5. carl

    Jun 29, 2018 at 8:41 am

    is this a real estate blog now?

  6. 8thehardway

    Jun 29, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Taxes $2 million/year?

  7. ogo

    Jun 28, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    “..110 yard golf practice area with two putting greens; and, the pièce de résistance, a multi-purpose indoor ice rink/tennis court/pavilion with its own locker room.”
    A short golf game practice facility, and, whole indoor ice rink…. oh, and a lonely tennis court. Nice, but it reveals the sporting priorities.

  8. K

    Jun 28, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    WOW i was expecting something cool like it has a private golf course…

  9. C

    Jun 28, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Word ‘golf’ mentioned twice, no golf related pics.


  10. Terry, this is not a Game

    Jun 28, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    The McNealy’s are good, salt of the earth folk

  11. Jamie

    Jun 28, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks, Daddy, for making me afraid and ignorant of the outside world. This sheltered kid will try to pet a bison at Yellowstone someday.

    • kevin

      Jun 28, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      i’d want to shelter kids from the outside world as well if i lived in CA

      • The 2018 Troll Awards

        Jun 28, 2018 at 8:08 pm

        Congratulations Kevin! – Your comment has earned you a 2018 Internet Troll Award. Well done young man, well done! Now where do we send it to???

        • The Dude

          Jun 28, 2018 at 9:02 pm

          How is that a Troll job?….Wait!!….I see it now…(given the sensitive nature of our society…and those that “choose” to live in CA). HaHa….grow a layer bud…

      • Ian Woosnam

        Jun 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm

        Haha exactly

        • Ian Woosnam

          Jun 29, 2018 at 2:01 pm

          Venezuelifornia is not a good place for kids to grow up

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Peter Kessler lashed out at anyone and everyone on Twitter



With 140K followers on Twitter and a website as well, No Laying Up have become one of the most popular accounts in the golfing world. However, when the group plugged the second season of their show Tourist Sauce” with a new promo, it provoked a strong response from “the voice of golf,” former Golf Channel and PGA Tour host, writer, and producer, Peter Kessler. (Kessler responded to Green Jacket Auctions, who praised NLU’s work).

Kessler, no stranger to speaking his mind, then spent hours feuding with fellow social media users who defended No Laying Up’s promo. As is often the case in the world of social media, the arguments descended into personal insults, on which Kessler did not hold back.

Consider these tweets representative of dozens more in the same vein.

Although Kessler was firmly in attack mode, he had to be on his guard when @ProV1_iron took aim at his Perfect Club infomercials from back in the day. The spots are largely a humorous relic in the golfing world, but Kessler was having none of the “people in glass houses” analogy.

The responses from Kessler went on and on, and many had been expecting the ex-Golf Channel host cool off after yesterday’s exploits. However, the opposite happened, with Kessler getting right back in the saddle this morning and continuing his tirade against defenders of the show, with Kessler claiming NLU’s promo “is like intro to entertainment in 9th grade and school just started. Surely you’ve seen good movies and tv shows. These aren’t them.”

Despite saying that he has “Gotta run,” Kessler remains locked in a battle of personal insults with other social media users.

What do you make of Peter Kessler’s social media outburst, GolfWRX members?

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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?



According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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Looks like Tiger is exploring some innovative solutions to his putting woes…



Tiger Woods was 39th in strokes gained: putting in 2018. Historically an excellent putter, Woods was hot-and-cold with the flatstick, even benching his soulmate Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

It looks like Woods may have an ace in the hole for the upcoming season, however, with respect to his green reading and putt sinking. Check out this video posted to his Instagram from the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier this week.

Good thing the USGA is restricting the use of green-reading devices and technologies, because this kid looks close to cracking the eternal mystery of the perfect marriage of line and speed for every putt.

Cool stuff, though, isn’t it? It’s also cool to see Tiger so genuinely excited about his “mentee.”

We all know the story of how, after September 11, Woods re-evaluated his charitable endeavors and began to conceive of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. He’s spoken passionately about the students who have made their way through the various programs in the past, and there’s no doubt he cares deeply about the TGR Foundation’s efforts, but seeing a thin slice of that reality is awesome.

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