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Did You Know? Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Are Responsible for a Major Golf Invention

Published 11/27/2021, 12:56 PM EST

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A rivalry in the sports world can be most easily settled from where it originated; on the ground itself. And that’s exactly what Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau did as they battled it out in the fifth edition of The Match. However, a couple of a few more interesting facts were uncovered during this big showdown, which is of great significance to the sport.

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Any lavish outing on the golf course is incomplete without a couple of drinks. But, did you know, we actually have Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to thank for that? Yes! A couple of decades ago, when the two were frequent visitors on the golf course, they gave birth to this wonderful idea.


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Sinatra and Martin were behind the idea of a golf beverage cart

One of the biggest highlights of the afternoon was the commentary by Phil Mickelson, Charles Barkley’s and Amanda Balionis. Moreover, Balionis told everyone the story of when Martin and Sinatra used to tee it up on the Wynn Golf Course, previously known as the Desert Inn in Las Vegas.



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“But they would never play an entire 18 holes unless cocktails were provided,” she said. “So, what happened? The Desert Inn, as it was called at the time, said we have a solution for this, ‘we’re going to create a golf cart but stock it full of all the possible cocktails that Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra could possibly want.’ So yes, you’re hearing this right, you can thank Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra for inventing the beverage cart.”


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Barkley, who was in an entertainment mode, revealed hilariously, “When I get down on my knees to pray tonight, I’m gonna make sure I include those guys because I really appreciate that.” On a similar topic, Barkley later admitted, “You can’t play golf and not drink… I need that liquid lube.”


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What are your views on the fun-filled afternoon? What made it more special- the rivalry finally coming to a conclusion or Phil and Barkley’s remarks?

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Ishita Bhargava


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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.
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