By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Black Enterprise Magazine Recognizes Clyde Beasley, The Inventor Of Table Golf
Clyde Beasley LOS ANGELES, Ca. — It’s been almost four years now since Clyde Beasley was released from prison. He had just served 11 years for dealing drugs in LA.
LOS ANGELES, Ca. — It’s been almost four years now since Clyde Beasley was released from prison. He had just served 11 years for dealing drugs in LA.
However, his release doesn’t seem that long ago to him because he’s been very busy turning his life around and building his empire that he calls Beasley Creations.
Beasley Creations is a billiard design firm based in Los Angeles that produces innovative game tables. Their games tables allow players to combine the experience of pocket billiards with the all new sport of table golf. Not only are they the inventors of table golf, but they own all the patents for it.
The June 2005 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine (page 68) recently recognized Clyde Beasley and his company for their ability to combine such fun with innovation. They were also commended for obtaining the appropriate patent protection to safeguard their million dollar idea.
One of their game tables, The Original Tee & Cue, was a finalist this year for the SGMA 2005 Sports Product of the Year Award. The game table also received exclusive recognition at the PGA Expo in Orlando, and at the Billiard Congress of America Expo in Las Vegas.
In addition, the game table is regularly featured as a bidding prize on the hit TV game show “The Price Is Right”. So, the firm seems to be on its way.
To move things along even more, Beasley Creations recently tapped 23 year-old entrepreneur Dante Lee, who is now an investor and partner in the company, to help the company to formulate corporate relationships with interested major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
“If all goes well,” comments Beasley. “We should have our products in these major stores by Christmas.”
As mentioned in the BE article, Beasley Creations only generated about $75,000 in revenue in 2004. However, significantly higher revenue is expected by the end of 2005.
NOTE: For more information, visit www.tablegolf.com or www.teeandcue.com