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Smart Ideas 04/06 Tee for Two, chair mats and more.

By Entrepreneur Staff

Tee for Two
What: Tabletop billiards and golf
Who: Clyde Beasley, founder of Beasley Creations Inc.
Where: Torrance, California
When: Started in 2003

Clyde Beasley remembers seeing his newly remodeled prototypecome back from the manufacturer in 2003. "My mouth justdropped," says Beasley, 39.

Beasley is the creator of table golf, a new game that combinesgolf and billiards into one. The game comes in seven differentstyles and sizes, ranging in price from $150 to $680. Beasleydreamed up the game in 1999 while serving a sentence in FolsomState Prison. As he watched a golf tournament get rained out on TV,he wondered what golfers did on rainy days. Armed with his idea andsome crude blueprints he had drawn, Beasley left prison three yearslater, in November 2002. He stopped at Home Depot for about $200worth of supplies and materials, and then worked all night tocreate his first prototype.

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