Father’s Day is always a special day for us here at Bloodline Golf.
Bloodline’s legacy is based on passing down the love of golf from father to son for three generations.
In 1919, Vale Adams was born into a golfing family in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He excelled as a player from an early age and began caddying when he was just 13. He became the youngest member at McHenry CC and after several club championships, he became the head pro at the club. Vale was so well respected that some of his golf lessons were featured on a series of Special K cereal boxes.
Vale's son, Gary followed in his father's footsteps and became the captain of his college golf team. In 1979, Gary founded TaylorMade 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 his entire life. Brad won the Illinois PGA Junior State Championship as an 18-year-old and was one of the founding members of Odyssey Golf at the age of 25. Brad is credited with developing and co-authoring the Odyssey polymer insert patent. During his tenure managing the PGA, SPGA, LPGA and EPGA tours, Odyssey saw over 200 players win more than 100 events, including multiple majors. After his time with Odyssey, Brad started the Never Compromise putter company which had more victories on the major golf tours in its first year than any putter brand in history.
The Bloodline name, which was conceived by Brad's nephew, 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.
“My father and grandfather instilled in me a love for the game of golf and an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Brad. “I am grateful to them and to my stepfather for all the love, support and guidance they have given me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”
Happy Father’s Day to all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, biological fathers, or father figures.