PRESS RELEASE: COUNTRY SIZE, COUNTRY-CLUB FEEL
Seattle-based Boeing Company reported the sale Friday of three colossal custom jets of the new 777-77 Series.
Spokesperson Lee Whittock says they will surpass the 747 fleet outfitted for the Saudi Royal family and the 769 created for Oracle Executive Chairman, Larry Ellison.
The buzz centers on the addition of on-board golf and swimming.
Par Three Air-Golf with actual balls and real grass became a reality with the inclusion of two holes with hour-glass shaped greens at either end of a banana-shaped fairway inside the aircraft. Tail-ward, the pins are 100 yards left of the tee. Teeing off toward the nose, the flags are 110 yards to the right. The detachable belly of the plane allows the course to be watered, mowed and occasionally patched. Groundskeeper Julio Marquez thinks their course is the equal of any par-3’s on the ground. “The in-flight turbulence is an equal handicap to all but the veteran space traveler.” Says Marquez: “Those astronauts really know how to use gravity.”