Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden
(Ladies not forbidden anymore)
Yes we have the dreaming of a fine club here, recently aquired. We serve up great club sandwiches, tuna and chicken salads, fruit and nut trays, gourmet chocolate, coffees and teas, fish and chips, pastries, hard lemonade, cherry lemonade, olives, pretzels, wines, cheese and cracker choices, flat breads, cranberry juice and vodka drinks, Nesbitt Orange Sodas, root beers and 100 brands of beer behind our custom welsh bar. Shots of peppermint flavored liqueur abound as well. Our logo is a pair of red golf shoes, sort of pope style red shoes. The waitresses wear a girl’s version with red glitter and our famous golf shoes are for sale at the club or online for a mere $ 129.99. We have nice landscaping, a picnic and outdoor dancing pagoda, grills for cook outs and water fountains. The club has several private party huts on the property overlooking our golf course, palm garden and main pool as well, they are:
Hut 1 is the Payne Stewart:
Decorated in white cotton designs by Marth Stewart, the walls are adorned with a range of photos of Payne Stewart’s golf career before his mysterious death. Highland plaid pillows and furniture Ralph Lauren style complete the decor. Payne Stewart dressed in dandy golf sets. More on dandy golf clothes and the story of a psychic view here:
Simeon name, Africa etc.. is covered here:
Hut 2 is the Daisy MacGreggor Soros Hut:
Hut 2 is decorated all in golds and highland plaids with colored argyle patterned rugs thrown about. The Angus clan would be proud. Again, linens by Martha Stewart. She has a license battle now with Penneys and Macys but anyway…
I forgot to mention that each hut is complete with its own pool table, rock waterfall pool and hot tub on a large entertaining terrace. See management for rental rates.
Hut 3 is the Arnold Palmer Hut:
Decorated in the colors of cherries and lemons it is a lemomade lovers dream. Buttercream and white cotton linens complete the theme of a lazy Sunday afternoon nap.
Toured Honolulu and Los Angeles in May 61. Visited the Pope in 1958 or 59. Informal visit was on Apr 24-25, 1961. L.A. then Hawaii. Had visits as well with Kennedy and Eisenhower in 1958. Visited Kennedy in D.C. in January 61.
Ibnu was born near the Yogyakarta Sultan’s palace on 23 September 1914. His father had been a regency head near the city of Semarang in Central Java. His privileged background at the time of the colonial Dutch East Indies allowed him to attend a superior Dutch school and then medical school in Surabaya. Upon graduation, Ibnu was assigned to a colony of Javanese transmigrants in Belitung in South Sumatra. During the Japanese occupation in World War II, Ibnu, like many indigenous Indonesians filling in for imprisoned Europeans, assumed many local administrative powers. By the time of Japan’s surrender, he was a leader in irregular forces backing the Indonesian Republic in its fight for independence.
In 1945, Ibnu was appointed a combined staff and medical officer of the republican army fighting the Dutch for the Palembang regions oil fields and plantations, and once Indonesia’s independence was secured in 1949, he worked in the region’s civilian health service whilst remaining in active army duty. He was appointed head of the South Sumatra’s Sriwijaya Division in 1955, a division which earned much revenue for the army during the independence struggle by smuggling vast quantities of rubber, tea, pepper and coffee to Singapore. Although the independence struggle was over by late 1949, the lucrative trade continued, and Ibnu benefited through his wife, Zaleha, the daughter of a wealthy family who later succeeded in business in her own right. Army commander, General Nasution, recognised Ibnu’s administrative skills and appointed him in 1956 as Chief of Logistics and subsequently added the position of chief of Operations. He returned to Palembang to talk his former troops out of joining the anti-Sukarno rebellions in Sumatra and Sulawesi. Ibnu’s military prospects were thwarted by the 1958 Tanjung Priok smuggling scandal in which he was the main actor.
In 1957, Dutch assets in petroleum were nationalised and Permina founded. General Nasution installed Sutowo as Permina’s head. He served as Minister of Mines, Oil, and Natural Gas in President Suharto‘s “New Order” emergency cabinets of 1966. Sutowo’s younger brother had been Communist mayor of Surabaya, however, the New Order’s promotion of Sutowo despite his Communist connections were exceptions in this period of Communist purges.
Using the proceeds from the 1970s oil price rises, he expanded the state run oil monopoly’s interests far beyond oil production to include investments in oil tankers, steel and construction. Bruce Rappaport, an oil tanker broker, was accused of price gouging, and corruption, in a World Bank investigation of Ibnu and Pertamina. In 1976, Pertamina had built up debts of US$10.5 billion equivalent to 30% of Indonesia’s gross domestic product at the time) and was unable to service them. Ibnu was “dismissed with honour”, and in 1978 the attorney general announced he had been found “not involved” in criminal activity. He continued to manage thirty seven private companies.
- Bruce Rappaport
In 1974 Sutowo flew to Gothenberg Sweden where he chritened the new oil supertanker IBNU alongside close friend Itzac Rappaport. He then golfed with Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and Gary Player.
*SUTOWO was the “money” man.
The Bakrie family: an Indonesian business dynasty mired in controversy
To many, Nat Rothschild’s partners in his mining venture will forever be linked with Indonesia’s mud volcano disaster of 2006.
The scandal engulfing Nat Rothschild’s Indonesian mining venture, Bumi, has raised questions about the involvement of his local partners, the politically influential Bakrie family, whose leading light is expected to run for the country’s presidency in two years’ time.
Behind the Bakrie Group is a family dynasty that currently has three key players, the brothers Aburizal, Nirwan and Indra. The group has fingers in lots of different pies, from media outlets and life insurance to mining, agriculture, construction, trade, and property development.
The brothers’ late father, Ahmad Bakrie, founded the Bakrie & Brothers holding company in 1942 as a modest trading enterprise, but it was to become a giant conglomerate that suffered a devastating reversal of fortune with the Asian financial crisis in 1997. At that time, according to the FT, the Bakrie Group had incurred debts worth $1.1b (£0.7bn)), with its creditors losing 80% of their money and the family retaining less than 3% of its starting shares.
The Bakries are often acknowledged with a shrug of wariness in Indonesia, not least because the family – whose members fly around the archipelago in private jets – is linked by many to the world’s largest mud volcano disaster in 2006. A gas exploration that went wrong in eastern Java resulted in the burial under sludge of thousands of people’s homes and businesses, and six years on the muck has only now slowed to one-tenth of its previous flow.
Indonesia’s national commission on human rights last month declared the disaster a human rights violation, and found that the Bakries’ drilling firm had paid insufficient compensation to those affected.
Ruth (Baker) Ndesandjo
- Born Ruth Beatrice Baker, in US c. 1937, to Maurice Joseph Baker and Ida Baker of Newton, Massachusetts, who are of Lithuanian Jewish descent. Ruth was a 1954 graduate of Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a 1958 graduate of Simmons College in Boston with a degree in business. She was a suburban elementary school teacher when she met and began dating Barack, Sr., in Cambridge in June 1964, a month before his return to Kenya in August 1964. Ruth followed Obama, Sr., back to Kenya five weeks later, and married him in Kenya in a civil ceremony on December 24, 1964. She later became a private kindergarten director in Kenya. Ruth’s two sons with Barack Obama, Sr., are Mark and David. Since she remarried when they were young, they took their stepfather’s surname, Ndesandjo, as their own. Her third son, Joseph Ndesandjo, was born c. 1980 in her second marriage.
- Newton Diehl Baker, Jr. (December 3, 1871 – December 25, 1937) was an American politician who belonged to the Democratic Party. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915 and as U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921.
Abu Bakr “al Siddiq”
One of the first followers of Muhammad who, in 632, became the first of the four “rightly guided” caliphs. Abu Bakr repeatedly led the Muslim community in prayer in the lifetime of the Prophet. The latter used to call him by his patronyms of Abu Bakr and Ibn Abi Quhafa, and named him with the attributes “The Most Truthful” (al-Siddîq) and “Allah’s Freedman From the Fire” (`Atîq Allâh min al-nâr). The Prophet confirmed his high rank in many of his sayings, among them:
“Allah gave one of His servants a choice between this world and what He has with Him, and that servant chose what Allah has with Him.” Abu Bakr wept profusely and we wondered why he wept, since the Prophet had told of a servant that was given a choice. The Prophet himself was that servant, as Abu Bakr later told us. The Prophet continued: “Among those most dedicated to me in his companionship and property is Abu Bakr. If I were to take an intimate friend other than my Lord, I would take Abu Bakr. But what binds us is the brotherhood of Islam and its love. Let no door [of the Prophet’s mosque] remain open except Abu Bakr’s.”
Sohale Siddiqi (also Hal Siddiqi) was the best friend and roommate of Barack Obama while he attended Columbia University in the early 1980s. He is identified as “Sadik” in Obama’s memoir, Dreams From My Father. Obama describes Saddiqi as “a short, well-built Pakistani” who smoked marijuana and snorted cocaine. Siddiqi was from Karachi, Pakistan and came to America from London on a tourist visa. He overstayed his visa becoming an illegal alien.
Hut 4 is the Tiger Woods:
Again, linens by Martha Stewart cozy up this hut in patterns of animal skins. Crystal glass containers filled with golf balls adorn the fireplace conversation pit.
The decor is tied in with white cotton linens in a greek key scroll, a tribute to Martha’s heritage. The closets of this hut come complete with many sizes of Victoria’s secret designs for frequent female visitors. Flat breads from Norway are stocked in it’s bar.
The Woods Fund of Chicago is a private independent foundation in Chicago, whose goal is to increase opportunities for less-advantaged people and communities in the Chicago metropolitan area, including the opportunity to shape decisions affecting them.
The Woods Charitable Fund was incorporated in Nebraska in 1941 by Frank Henry Woods, Sr. (1868–1952) and Nelle Cochrane Woods (1870–1950) of Lincoln, Nebraska and their three sons: Thomas Cochrane Woods, Sr. (1895–1958) of Lincoln, and Henry Cochrane Woods, Sr. (1895–1968) and Frank Henry Woods, Jr. (1905–1980) of Chicago, and operated in both Lincoln and Chicago for 53 years through 1993, when the Woods Charitable Fund was reorganized into two separate foundations, with separate officers, boards of directors, and staff.
The Woods Fund of Chicago was incorporated in Illinois on November 15, 1993, and effective January 1, 1994 was allocated 70% of the market value of the assets of the Woods Charitable Fund and began operation and continued the Fund’s philanthropy in Chicago, while the Woods Charitable Fund continued its philanthropy in Lincoln.
The principal for the foundation came from business interests in the Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Co. of Lincoln, Nebraska, the Sahara Coal Co. headquartered in Chicago with mines in Saline County in far Southern Illinois, and Addressograph-Multigraph Corp. of Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2004, the Woods Fund of Chicago was the 43rd largest foundation in Illinois by total assets with assets of $67,304,215.
Hut 5 features artwork and framed pictures of Fred Hampton and is known as our “Hampton Suite” While not a golfer, we think he may have been a fan. The kitchen is known as the “Johnson Cook Shop” for Fred’s girlfriend and mother of Fred Junior so the kitchen is named for Ms. Johnson. The decor is cabin style in nice prints by Carole Little inspired designs. Malcolm Little aka Malcolm X would be proud.
Malcolm LITTLE aka. NOTE* Shabazz and Sanders*
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Hut 6 is the “Happy” Hut. Inspired by the Happy Valley set in Kenya and the Karen area of Africa, as well as Happy R., this hut is decorated in SILVER and Gold in honor of Jimmy as well as Alice deJanz (Armour family) There are thick, lush pillows everywhere as well as an assortment of silver spoons, forks etc..for caviar, crab legs or other known uses. THERE IS A LARGE HEART SHAPED TUB IN THIS UNIT FOR LARGE PARTIES…Don’t worry, be happy…
Alice deJanz (Armour family)
We maintain our grounds with care.
Founded as the Toro Motor Company in 1914 to build tractor engines for The Bull Tractor Company, Toro manufactures and sells turf and landscape maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems for use by landscape contractors, golf course superintendents, sports fields and grounds managers, as well as individual consumers.
In 1986, Toro acquired the Wheel Horse Products Division of American Motors (AMC) Wheel Horse manufactured a wide range of lawn and garden tractors, as well as riding lawn mowers. The division was spun off from AMC so that the automaker could maintain focus on vehicles. Lawn and garden tractors were then marketed under the Toro, Wheel Horse, as well as the Toro Wheel Horse names. Acquisitions continued with the purchase of Lawn-Boy in 1989, James Hardie Irrigation in 1996, Exmark Manufacturing in 1997, Hayter Ltd. in 2005, Rain Master Irrigation Systems and Turf Guard Wireless Monitoring Technology in 2007, TyCrop Manufacturing Ltd. in 2009, and USPraxis, Inc. in 2010.
In the 1990s, then CEO Kendrick Melrose changed the company’s strategy, shifting its focus to “professional maintenance markets” (such as golf courses, sports fields, municipal parks, and commercial properties). The strategy yielded higher margins and offered more protection from the uncertainty of weather and economic conditions than the highly competitive residential market segments. In 2007, almost 70 percent of the company’s sales came from professional markets, versus one-third in 1990.
|Headquarters||Bloomington, Minnesota, US|
|Key people||Michael J. Hoffman, President and CEO, Chairman of the Board|
|Products||Professional and residential turf maintenance equipment and irrigation systems|
|Revenue||US$1.7 Billion (2010)|
Sunset ViewFarm has been the Hoffman family farm since 1905.
We love their cheeses here at our club.
The business was started in the two-car garage of Cecil Pond in 1946. Pond began building two-wheel, self-propelled “Walk-Away” garden tractors that were sold under the Pond name. Due to a naming conflict with another company, the company’s name was changed to Wheel Horse. Pond’s son Cecil Elwood Pond continued to develop and market the company’s products. The framework was typically simple angle or channel iron and various surplus motorcycle and automotive parts were used. In 1947, a four-wheel tractor, the “Ride-Away” model was introduced for garden use. It was also made from crude parts and without a hood for easy service access.
American Motors Corporation (AMC) was an American automobile company formed by the 1954 merger of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company. At the time, it was the largest corporate merger in U.S. history.
George W. Mason was the architect of the merger to reap benefits from the strengths of the two firms to battle the much larger “Big Three” automakers (General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler). Within a year George W. Romney took over, reorganizing the company and focusing AMC’s future on a new small car line. By the end of 1957 the original Nash and Hudson brands were completely phased out. The company struggled at first, but Rambler sales took off. A Rambler won the 1959 Mobil Economy Run and the cars achieved the US’ third highest sales figures in 1960 and 1961. In the mid-1960s, under Roy Abernethy‘s leadership, AMC focused on larger and more profitable car lines to move away from the perceived negative of the Rambler‘s compact car image. In the face of deteriorating financial and market positions, Roy D. Chapin, Jr., took charge to revitalize the company, and designer Richard A. Teague economized by developing several vehicles from common stampings. While prices and costs were cut, new and more sporty automobiles were introduced, and from 1968 AMC became known for the Javelin and AMX muscle cars.
Golfers often hit Edwin Watts before hitting the links. Edwin Watts Golf is a leading golf specialty retailer in the US. The company operates a chain of nearly 90 stores across 10 mostly southeastern states and Texas, as well as shops inside Sears stores. Edwin Watts Golf stores stock clubs, golf balls, bags, training aids, and more. The company also sells golf equipment by catalog and online, and it operates a club leasing program for novices and golfers who like to test-drive state-of-the-art gear. Founded in 1968 as a small pro shop at the municipal golf course in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Edwin Watts Golf is owned by an affiliate of investment firm Sun Capital Partners.