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Golf-loving former VP buys $2 million P.B. home

By CHRIS COUNTS

Published: March 29, 2013

FREQUENT VISITORS to its famous golf courses, former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, purchased a home last week in Pebble Beach.

Located on Quarry Road near the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, the house sold for $2 million. The 4,600-square-foot home was built in 1992.

When asked by The Pine Cone for comments about the purchase, his executive secretary in his Phoenix office, Kathy Murphy, said the former vice president has always loved Pebble Beach. “Who wouldn’t love it?” she asked.
Murphy said Quayle’s home is in Phoenix, and he will use the Pebble Beach house as a vacation getaway.
She added his favorite local golf course is Cypress Point Club.

Just 29 when he was elected to Congress and 41 years old when he was chosen as President George H.W. Bush’s running mate, Quayle served as vice president from 1989 to 1993.

Famous for his occasional misspellings and verbal slips, Quayle is also well known for his love of golf. A onetime captain of the DePauw University golf team, he is a member of the school’s athletic hall of fame.

Quayle made headlines in 1990 when he was criticized for playing at Cypress Point Club, where many prominent people are members, but which had no African-American member. He quickly cancelled a second round at the club and maintained he was unaware of the controversy. Cypress Point officials insisted they had no discriminatory membership policy, only a lengthy waiting list. Regardless, the following year, the club was dropped from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am rotation. Tiger Woods, among others, has lobbied for the tournament’s return to Cypress Point.

The former vice president played in the AT&T tournament in 1993, 1994 and 1995. In 1993, comedian Bill Murray landed in hot water with golf officials for yelling, “Hurry up,” as Quayle was about to hit a shot.

After he was introduced as “Don Quayle” during a practice round at the AT&T event in 1993, he poked fun at his reputation for misspeaking. “Just think what people would say if I said something like that,” he joked.

Now 66, Quayle retired from politics in 1999. The same year, he joined a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, and today serves as chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, LLC.

Lynn Knoop of Carmel Realty was the Quayles’ real estate agent in the purchase of the home.