Today is a special day here at Bloodline Golf. Why? Because it’s the birthday of Vale Adams, the patriarch of the Bloodline Legacy and namesake of our Vale putter.
Bloodline is rooted in three generations of golf industry success. Vale Adams was born on April 21, 1919, in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He was born into a golfing family and excelled as a player from an early age. He began caddying when he was just 13 and became the youngest member at McHenry Country Club in McHenry, IL. After several club championships, Vale became the head pro and was so well respected that some of his golf lessons were featured on a series of Special K cereal boxes. How cool is that?
Here are a few more fun facts about Vale:
- He was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot from 1942-46.
- He was 10 times club champion at McHenry Country Club.
- He was employed as Head Golf Professional at McHenry County Club from 1962 to 1981.
- He held the course record of 65 at McHenry Country Club from 1940 to 1984.
- He shot his age or better 80 times! The first time he did it, he was 68 and shot a 67.
Vale's son, Gary Vale Adams followed in his father's footsteps and was the captain of his college golf team. In 1979, Gary founded Taylor Made Golf which created and dominated the metalwood industry. The editor of Golf Digest named Gary Adams as one of the top 5 disrupters in the golf industry along with Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Gene Sarazen, and Johnnie Miller.
Thanks to his father and grandfather, Bradley Vale Adams has been around the golf industry for over 5 decades. Brad won the Illinois PGA Junior State Championship as an 18-year-old and was one of the founding members of Odyssey putters at the age of 25.
The Bloodline name, which was conceived by Brad's nephew (Cody Vale Alexander), pays tribute to the Adams family’s success in the golf industry. Brad and co-founder Larry Bischmann are building on individual careers where they were leaders at companies that became #1 on the PGA TOUR and held dominant positions in the marketplace. The Bloodline brand is built on a commitment to live up to a proud family tradition of making a lasting impact on the game of golf.
In honor of Vale’s birthday, we are celebrating the 80 times that he shot his age or better.
We’re offering a special discount of $80 off of any Vale putter with the exception of the Els for Autism putter which is already discounted.
Enter the code HBDVALE at checkout to receive your discount.
Click here to select your new Vale putter.