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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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Check out these limited-edition Ryder Cup Adidas Tour360 shoes



Here are GolfWRX, we love our Ryder Cup swag. Gianni brought you news of the U.S. squad’s apparel and some goodies from Puma last week. Today, we have more Ryder Cup-related gear news for fans of golf’s most storied team competition: Adidas is launching a limited edition Tour360 to commemorate the showdown at Le Golf National.

Available Sept. 24, the shoes draw their inspiration from the famed Ryder Cup trophy. The 10-cleated TPU outsole is designed to look like the wood grain finish at the trophy’s base, and the TPU top plate is shiny and gold like the trophy itself.

While the exterior of the shoe is the same whether your support the United States or Europe, the fortunate souls who snag a pair of the limited-edition shoes will be able to choose their preferred sockliner. One features the American flag and the final scores from every Ryder Cup since 1979, the other, the European flag.

“We know how much the Ryder Cup means to fans all over the world,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “It’s the most competitive event in golf, and brings out a level of emotion that you don’t normally see in the sport. Possession of the Ryder Cup trophy is what both of these teams and fans are after, so we looked to it for inspiration.”

The shoes (MSRP $220) will come with a limited-edition shoe bag and will only available online at

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Rope hat fans, rejoice: Titleist’s Tour Rope Flat Bill is here



The rope hat is having something of a moment, isn’t it? As the mesh trucker fades to the periphery and the outer recesses of hipsterdom where it belongs, the good old-fashioned cotton rope snapback is stepping up to fill the void in vintage-inspired headwear.

Titleist is getting into the rope hat game with its Tour Rope Flat Bill, worn perhaps most prominently by Cameron Smith recently, but seen adorning the heads of Adam Scott, Jason Kokrak, and Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Check ’em out.

The Tour Rope Flat Bill is available on Titleist’s website for $30 now in black/white, navy/white, and white/hunter green colorways.


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GolfWRX Members analyze (and roast) Cosmo Kramer’s golf swing



Kramer Hickok’s win last week on the Tour brought to mind the greatest golfing Kramer of them all: Cosmo Kramer, of course.

Jerry Seinfield’s singular “hipster doofus” next-door neighbor flirted with the great game on occasion, if you recall: Beating ball into the Atlantic (which ultimately factors into George’s great “marine biologist” ruse), Stan the Caddie, playing Westchester, and a handful of other angles.

It’s during the “Marine Biologist” episode that we get a look at Cosmo’s action, and it is something to behold. The fluidity of Snead, here, folks.

We asked our GolfWRX members to fire up their V1 and give us their best breakdown of Kramer’s “driver off the beach” swing. Here are some of the best replies.

BewareTheGlowball writes

“On takeaway the hands get a little too close to the body, which would lead to a tendency to move over the top on the downswing. In this case however, Kramer makes a great move to put the club back on path from the top of his swing. Nearing impact his weight shifts backwards, which he owns and holds it like it was a classic swing of old…Better than about 75% of swings on the driving range when I go out.”

D1bound says: “Looks like he had a seizure.”

Getair23 says: “It’s so bad, he can’t even hit the ocean from the beach!”

ThunderBuzzworth says

“Horizontal takeaway equals more space for that flying elbow and massive hip turn. Then notice his transition and how he violently thrusts his upper body backwards into a silky smooth back-snap finishing with ALL his weight on his rear leg. Considering he is on the beach… take notes on the unorthodox ground impact location which happens to be 10 inches behind the ball to dramatically reduce spin.”

PowderedToastMan knows his Seinfeld: “That swing has the power to kill a whale, literally.”

Nony noke does as well: “Almost as good as Larry David’s swing. Preeettty, preeeettty good.”

And Gioguy21: “Kramer’s reverse C finish is simply poetic – if only he had the man hands necessary to release properly.”

And DavePelz4: “He’s not the Master of his Domain…or his swing.”

ZAP may have the most concise and spot-on breakdown.

“Stack and realaaaaaaaaaaalllllllly tilt.”

Thanks for the analysis, GolfWRX Members! And if anyone else would like to chime in on Cosmo’s club swinging motion, please do. Also, if there’s another swing from the big or small screen you’d like to see scrutinized, let us know.

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