Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



How unlucky can you be?

You take a long bent ‘bar’ my wife calls it, otherwise known as a golf club and whack a perfectly innocent little ball filled with dimples. Of course, that smack in the face will knock the dimples off of anyone.

But, do you know why it takes so long to find a golf ball after you hit it? The ball hides until it has enough time to get its dimples back.

Suppose you hit that little puppy and it flew about 180 yards, and then bounced real high and started to roll towards the pin, then nearer to the cup, right at the lip and …and…and…then fell in.

What are you going to do? Celebrate!

Yep, with your credit card. In Japan, a hole in one is called an ‘albatross’.

If you are, um, lucky enough to get a hole in one, while out on the links conducting business, of course, it can cost you more than a $1000.  Yikes!

But for about $20 a year, you can now buy insurance that will cover you AGAINST the possibility to make the sweetest of the sweet shots in golf.

Are you taking your Japanese business partner out for a rounds? You’d better check your insurance.

As for me, I like that game where you throw the ball…and then wait…and someone rolls it back to you.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.

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  • roysnj says:

    I am posting this because golfers should know. The Truth About Golf Hole in One Insurance.
    Golf Hole In One Insurance – How it works . Typically an event or outing or tournament picks one par three. They then tell the hole in one insurance company, how many players, the hole yardage and the prize value. If someone makes a hole in one they receive the prize. Whats the truth? The Hole In One Insurance company makes money based on the fact of the probability of hole in ones and the money they receive versus how much has to be paid out. Don’t hold this against them. They are providing an important service. You would not want to pay out if a hole in one is made. Like any other insurance they are backing your fortune or misfortune. Just make sure they are reputable.
    When purchasing hole in one insurance the MOST important thing: “Is the company you are purchasing from going through a real insurance company or are they self insuring?”. Ask them that question and these. Will you receive a certificate of insurance? What is the name of their insurance company? You do not want to be stuck with the prize amount if they are not legally backed. There are too many of horror stories in this industry.Hole in ones. Of course you can insure them. Then when someone in your group makes a hole in one they win the prize. Let’s just go on the assumption that a hole in one can happen once in every 8,000+ times. I used to work for a company that provided insurance for golf hole in ones. They did not go through a real insurance company so when difficulties were encountered, I decided to leave and become fully backed by an insurance company. Let me tell you how the previous one worked. They sold insurance for a $5,000 hole in one at one dollar per shot. Given the probabilities above if they sold 8,000 of them they would pocket $3,000. What if two people got hole in ones but the company only collected $4,000 to date?? You can see the problem. For more information go to
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