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How Maverick McNealy and family kick off a vacation (hint: they don't go bowling)

November 21, 2015

The McNealys of Portola Valley in Northern California surely have become the first family of golf. So, how to begin a family Thanksgiving vacation?

“6:15am wake up, first ones at the range. Welcome to the McNealy family vacations,” Maverick McNealy posted on Twitter. He included the photo below, taken on the range at the Madison Club in La Quinta.


The patriarch is Scott McNealy, founder of Sun Microsystems, and an exceedingly wealthy man. Scott has memberships at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, the Madison Club, the Quarry at La Quinta and possibly a few we don’t know about. His handicap index is 5.7.

Maverick, 20, a junior at Stanford, is the second-ranked amateur in the world and last year was the best player in college, winning the Nicklaus and Haskins awards. His other three sons — Dakota, Colt and Scout — have indexes of 1.0, 2.6 and 1.2, respectively. Even their mother, Susan, is a good player, an 11.5.

Future family reunions no doubt similarly will be held on the first tee somewhere.