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05.11 John Carey:
Lederen av Daiwa Golf and Lynx
Golf gikk bort
Han var en spesiell person med et begivenhetsrikt liv.
Han starte som caddy, ble oppslukt av golfspillet, hadde mange ulike jobber i
kjente selskaper, ble hentet til jobber innen golf og ble leder i Lynx som hadde
blant andre Fred Couples og Ernie Els på kontrakter.
Her er litt om hans liv:
John was born to Irish immigrant parents in Detroit Michigan on March 19, 1930.
He attended Catholic schools through college, gaining his Bachelor's degree at
University of Detroit. He got his Master's degree at Stanford University during
his professional career. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Born during the Depression years meant the family suffered financially. As a
very young child John did any odd chore for a few cents to help the family. He
was the oldest of five children. He began caddying at the Detroit Country Club
at fourteen years old, earning fifty cents carrying golf bags for 18 holes. This
led to his love for the game of golf.
John's business career began at Ford Motor Company, then Kaiser Jeep, Triumph
Motorcycles, Olin Ski Company, and Daiwa Corporation. It was there that he made
Daiwa Golf successful; prior to that they were known primarily for their fishing
tackle. He was lured over to Lynx Golf Company and was instrumental in growing
the company and putting their logo on the map. Fred Couples and Ernie Els were
two of the stars he signed to endorsement contracts at Lynx.
During the past several years John fought several health issues and incurred
numerous surgeries. His battle was lost on October 25, 2019 at his home in Pauma
Valley, CA. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Joanne; son Joseph and
his wife Michele; grandchildren Kyle and Diana. He is predeceased by their
Funeral is November 7, 2019 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Valley Center,
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