The First Tee – www.thefirsttee.org
- Organization that provides access to golf for inner city kids.
Professional Golf Association – www.lpga.com
- All you want to know from and about the LPGA.
Golfers Association of America – www.pga.com
- All you wanted to know about the PGA of America.
The PGA sponsors the tournament of that name as well as the Ryder Cup. Updates on those tournaments are possible through this site.
Note: the PGA of America is the group that certifies golf professionals,
but is not the PGA Tour. The Tour
split from the PGA of America in 1966 or so when Nicklaus and Palmer led a
revolt to get more money for the players.
Tour – www.pgatour.com - Get the
latest on men’s tournaments, players stats, merchandise, tee times and more at
the site of the PGA Tour.
Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews - www.randa.org
- The R&A is the official governing body for golf in over 100 nations
(excluding the U.S.).
States Golf Association/USGA – www.usga.org
- The USGA sponsors all the major US amateur tournaments including the US Open
for Men and US Open for Women. The
association is the major rules organization governing golf in the United States.
Consult the site for information on events, rules, membership, etc.
I enjoy purchasing their Christmas cards each year which feature funny
Collection - www.tuttlecatalog.com -
Tuttle sells high end men and women's golf apparel. I'm sure that you can
find a lot of this in a well-stocked golf pro shop, but there aren't many of
those out there these days that carry a wide variety of colors, shapes, and
sizes. For those of you who have the game (or for those of you who want to
look like you have the game), Tuttle Golf's merchandise is for you.
– www.kiawahgolf.com - Island off the
coast of South Carolina has five championship courses.
One of these was the site of the 1991 Ryder Cup championship.
Pinehurst - www.pinehurst.com
- Pinehurst resort, home of famed #2, and 7 other courses. 4-star
accommodations at the Hotel and 2,000 acres to golf, shoot, swim, and engage in pastimes
like croquet. Wino Wally took his wife here on their honeymoon (and
Wally's wife didn't play golf at the time).
Robert Trent Jones Trail - www.rtjgolf.com
- 21 challenging courses spread out all over the state of Alabama.
Andrews Golf – www.standrewsgolf.co.uk
- a link to the Grandaddy of all. Lots
of merchandise available as well as info on trips to St. Andrews.
Order logo merchandise from here, Wino Bob, and impress your clients with
your b.s. about playing St. Andrews.
Online Golf Game - Best-Online-Golf-Game.com
- A free online golf game that is in 3D and follows all the real golf
rules and physics. Physics, damn it, PHYSICS!!! There are also
some advanced golf competition features that are totally optional.
The College of Golf -
collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu - is part of the Keiser
University system in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The college of Golf is an
accredited university golf program preparing students for golf employment and
introducing them to golf job opportunities.
Ben Sutton Golf
School – www.golfschool.com -
Tampa, Florida is the home of this famous and long-lived golf school (since
Golf Academy – www.davidleadbetter.com
- Leadbetter is the pro to the pros. Chances
that you’ll receive a lesson from the master are slim.
However, he runs a good shop. Be
prepared to drop some major coin.
www.golfspan.com – Awesome site!
Members need to pay an access fee but it may be worth it.
More golf professionals, videos, etc. on this site than any other.
Golf Academy – www.johnnymiller.com
- Located at the Palm Beach Polo Golf & Country Club in Palm Beach, Florida,
this school is run by Miller’s sons.
Penick Academy – www.golfsmith.com
– Located on 41 acres at Golfsmith’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, the
Harvey Penick Academy was founded by the late, legendary golf instructor, mentor
to Ben Crenshaw and other golf professionals.
Over two dozen instructors are available. Instruction includes a copy of Penick’s legendary book, Little
4D Golf - www.mindmagicworld.org
- Making the Future Happen
– www.adamsgolf.com – Makes the
Adams Tight Lies golf clubs. Product
info, dealer list, instruction tips, members’ club, and driving range game.
Adidas – www.adidasgolf.com
- golf shoes and clothing. One of
the biggest names in sports clothing and shoes.
– www.beldingsports.com – one of
the best carry golf bags made.
Ben Hogan – www.benhogan.com
- great golf clubs and golf balls.
– probably the best classic golf bag manufacturer.
– www.callawaygolf.com – Big
Bertha golf clubs, Odyssey putters, Callaway golf balls, golf bags, etc.
– www.clevelandgolf.com –
Cleveland made its name with its classic wedges. Now the company has a full line of irons, drivers, etc.
Product info, dealer list, instruction tips, news, etc.
– Check out one of the early leaders in high tech, graphite shaft
clubs. Product and dealer info.
– www.etonic.com - Great golf shoes and
– www.footjoy.com – Classic golf
footware. Endorsed by Wino Wally
who has at least four pairs (got to keep a pair in every town I have a set of
clubs). Product info, dealer list,
Golf Tees – www.golftees.com
- custom design your own golf tees. $39.95
Hothands – www.hothands.com
- Take a chemical pouch made by Hothands and enjoy the 110-150 degree heat which
lasts for up to 10 hours. Be
careful not to keep your golf ball in the same pocket; that’s a rules
Stroller – www.kaddystroller.com
– The original push cart solution for golfers who walk.
MacGregor – www.macgregorgolf.com
- Used to be one of the premium manufacturers of golf clubs in the U.S.
Still make the MacGregor Tourney clubs.
– www.maxfli.com - Makers of great
golf balls. Wino John and I
don’t buy these, but find many during our Ocean City golf odyssey each
– www.mizunousa.com - Fine
– www.nikegolf.com – Clubs, golf
balls, golf shoes, etc. Cool site.
www.ogio.com – one of the world’s largest
golf bag manufacturers.
– www.orlimar.com – Trimetal clubs (a
fatter version of the Tight Lies by Adams).
Products, pros and dealers.
Golf – www.pinggolf.com - Site of
the Ping Golf company. As befits
their reputation as the first high tech club manufacturer, this site has a cool
intro that requires a Flash plugin. Product
information available as well as Tour info.
Srixon – www.srixon.com
- Makes some of the finest golf balls. Used
by pros and people who can afford them.
Strata Golf Balls - www.stratagolf.com
- Owned by Spalding Sports, Strata golf balls are some of the higher tech and
higher quality golf balls made.
Made Golf – www.taylormadegolf.com
- a relative newcomer to the high tech golf scene (after Karsten at Ping),
Taylor Made’s Flash plug in is a little jazzier than Ping’s.
Product info, tour info, more or less the same as Ping.
Register for product emails for equipment specials limited to registered
– www.titleist.com – Titleist golf
balls and golf clubs. Product info,
dealers, commercials, testimonials from pros.
– www.topflite.com - The site of one of
the most popular golf ball manufacturers which is a subsidiary of Spalding.
Lots of golf ball info as well as Spalding links.
Twilighttracer – www.twilighttracer.com
- Maker of glow-in-the-dark golf balls that conform to USGA specs.
I’m not sure why the latter applies.
I played a round of golf in the dark after celebrating my 40th
birthday and the 40th birthday of my buddy, Art, in the clubhouse.
Art and I played the course backwards, teeing off from the side of the 18th
green. These babies would have come
in handy that night, but our round wasn’t sanctioned.
– www.wilson.com - Makers of Deep
Red clubs and other golf stuff.
– www.yonex.com - Golf club
manufacturers who also make tennis racquets.
– www.austads.com – Almost all of us
have received an Austad’s catalog. Pioneer of offbrands and personalized golf items.
Golf – www.bestvaluegolf.com
– All major brands. Also known as
Golfgods.com located in Enrico, Florida.
– www.clubwerks.com – Brand names,
knockoffs, custom clubs.
Sporting Goods – www.dickssportinggoods.com
– A major, big box retailer has an online site.
Check out their online prices and if you want to check out the goods in
person, find the location of the closest store. Tell them Wino Wally sent you.
Make sure you get one of their frequent buyer cards.
Golf Store – www.edwinwatts.com
– One of the premier golf catalog stores is now online.
Sports – www.fogdog.com – One of
the original dot com companies. Carries
all types of sporting goods but has a great selection of golf equipment.
Circuit – www.golfcircuit.com -
Best features are an online proshop, travel recommendations and instruction
tips. Appears to have an
affiliation with Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego, CA. Decent online prices.
Outlet – www.golfclubsoutlet.com
– Features the following stores/sites: The Golf Warehouse, Golf Store.com; The
Golf and Tennis World; GigAGolf; Custom Golf, and Golf Shop 2000.
– www.golfsmith.com – Another famous
catalog company whose web site is equally special.
Brand names and discounts.
Golf Fitting Studio – www.greenwichgolf.com
– New and custom clubs and other merchandise.
Daly's Discount Golf - www.johndalysdiscountgolf.com
- Pro-Line golf clubs and equipment for serious golfers.
– www.kidgolf.com – Offers golf
equipment for junior golfers from 3-17. Full refund within 30 days.
Also have tradeup policy for all former buyers.
Shop – www.proamgolfshop.com
– Online store for merchandiser with two retail locations, Douglasville, PA
and Sparta, NJ (Wino John, maybe you can get a discount for the link).
Golf lessons also available.
– www.rons-golf.com – Pro-shop
located in Gladwin, Michigan. Also
has a driving range. Will make
Authority – www.thesportsauthority.com
– Another big box sporting goods store. Great
selection of golf equipment.
Golf Centers – www.washingtongolf.com
– Washington Golf Centers have been the golf superstore in the Washington, DC
area for over 40 years. This is
their online site and is just as varied as the stores.
Golf Online - www.westcoastgolfonline.com
- WestCoastGolfOnline.com specializes in top quality golf products, everything
from pro-line and custom golf clubs to golf videos and books. If it is golf
related, you will find it there.
Golf – www.wheatroadgolf.com
– Pro shop, Executive Golf Course and Driving Range located in Vineland, NJ.
Represents almost all major golf club manufacturers.
– www.thegolfchannel.com - Check
out the latest from the same people who bring you one of cable tv’s finest
channels for golfers.
– www.shark.com - This site is sponsored
by one of Greg Norman’s many enterprises.
It features information on the current week’s PGA Tournament, pro
golfer info, Greg Norman info, golf tips, and info on various Norman-designed
Digest.com – www.golfdigest.com -
This is the online site of the monthly publication, Golf Digest.
Lots of info on golf instruction, opportunities to subscribe to its
publications, as well as current information on golf.
Check out the annual golf course ratings to see how many of the top 100
courses that you’ve played. My
home course slipped to number 57 in 2001, but I still get a yes from Wino John
when I invite him to play. By the
way, Wino John, Lighthouse Sound in Ocean City is the number 5 course in
Maryland and one of only two public courses in the top 5.
Pine Valley, the perennial number one and a Jersey favorite of mine,
slipped to number two in favor of Pebble Beach this year.
I believe this is the year that scenery slipped into the ratings formula.
- www.linksmagazine.com - This is the
online site of Links, The Best of Golf. If you're a golfer like me and
don't give a &*#! about all those tips from the greatest golfers in the
world who have never had a problem with their game that brought it down to our
level than you'll like this magazine which mainly talks about great places to
play golf (we may not have a scratch handicap, but we know where to play - Wino
Atlantic Golf - www.atlanticgolf.com
- Trips to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Spain and Portugal. Has been in
business since 1987.
Golf Monthly – www.badgolfmonthly.com
- “for the golfer who really sucks” These
guys are a more sophisticated version of WinoStuff.com for the serious golf
duffer. You can submit your scores
for the worst score ever at certain golf courses.
An article about a hole in one has the title, “Yes, crappy golfers do
get lucky!” At the same time,
there are serious links to sites around the world where you can arrange golf
trips (www.myrtlebeachgolf.com is
just one of many sites with links at this site). The site is sponsored by TravelGolf.com.
This one’s worth checking out.
J.D. Golf Tours - www.jdgolf.ie - a
premier Golf holiday company totally dedicated to providing memorable Golf
Holidays in Ireland and Scotland.
Golf in Ireland - While most Americans have heard that golf was started in
Scotland, few are familiar with the fact that many of the best golf courses in
the Britain, Scotland, Ireland area are located in Ireland. Wally and a few of
his golfing buddies from Baltimore (and a few other places) recently journeyed
to Ireland to play golf. Each of his day's adventures are catalogued
here. A summary of his trip is written in Wally's World.
Standing at the tee on number 9, Royal County Down, Newcastle, Ireland.
Number 3 course in the world.
Intergolf Vacations -
- Specializes in trips to Ireland, Scotland, and England.
MCG Golf Travel -
vacation and tour organizer to Ireland. Specialists in golf
vacations and sightseeing holidays.
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday -
- Great package deals for golf in Myrtle Beach with over 100 golf
- Another organizer of package trips to the Grand Strand, home of over 100 golf
courses and South Carolina weather.
- 18 championship golf courses in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen
area of North Carolina. There are some great courses in this group, but
don't expect to play any of the Pinehurst Resort courses. Those can only
be booked through the Pinehurst Resort.
Ocean City Golf Getaways –
- Anyone interested in playing the many hot golf courses in the MidAtlantic
resort, Ocean City, MD, may want to check out this site. Tee time reservations, golf packages, and more available at
this site. Limited merchandise is
available, but site has ordering capability for the Ocean City green card, an
annual fee card that provides greens fee discounts at many of the local courses
Perry Golf -
www.perrygolf.com - Perry Golf is one of the premier providers of golf trips
to Ireland and Scotland. While I was on my trip last year, it was amusing
to see Perry Golf Mercedes vans and know that they paid twice as much for their
trip that I did.
St. Andrews –
- Offers guaranteed tee times on the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland.
Honda Classic -
www.hondaclassic.com - PGA Tour Men's event held in March in Florida.
The Masters Golf Tournament –
- Everything you want to know about the most recent Masters golf tournament. I check this out hourly when the tournament is being played.
Better coverage than the networks, particularly if you’re at work.
The Open Tournament –
- The official website of the British Open.
Based on their outlook, there’s only one Open Tournament.
Lots of info on the tournament, past champions and championships,
official merchandise, as well as info on how to get tickets and travel packages
for the 2003 Open at Royal St. Georges from July 13 to July 20.
The PGA -
www.pga.com - Site of the Professional Golfers Association of America, the
group regulating all golf professionals. You can also link to the 2003 PGA
tournament from this site. This year's event will be played in Rochester,
NY at Oak Hill, site of the 1996 Ryder Cup, on August 11-17, 2003.
The U.S. Open
- This is the site for the U.S. Men's Open. The 2003 U.S. Open will be
played at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois from
June 12 to June 15.
Epinions, Inc. –
www.epinions.com – Go to this site for pricing comparisons of many items.
Good picks on golf equipment with direct links to the merchandiser’s
Pricing Central.com –
– Check this site out. Provides
pricing comparisons for golf equipment and more.
Make this a favorite on your personal links.
Replica Golf Courses
The Architects Golf Club
- Located in Phillipsburg, NJ.
Bear's Best -
www.bearsbest.com - Located in Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV
Donald Ross Memorial Course -
- Harbor Springs, MI
McCullough's Emerald Golf Links -
- Egg Harbor Township, NJ
RJR Golden Ocala Golf & CC -
- Ocala, FL
Renditions Golf -
- Davidsonville, MD
Royal Links -
- Las Vegas, NV
Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club -
- Smithtown, NY
Tour 18 Dallas/Tour 18 Houston -
- Dallas and Houston, TX
World Tour Golf Links -
- Myrtle Beach, SC
Male Only Golf Clubs
Wino Wally decided to create a list of the last male only golf clubs in
America. Let’s hope that
they keep their standing for a while longer.
G.C. – Coconut Creek, Florida – Endorsed by WW.
Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, GA – Home of the Masters.
WW has gone to the Masters Tournament and would love to play a
round there. Maybe one day…
Creek Golf Club – Denver, CO
Sheep Golf Club – Sugar Grove, IL
Brook Club – Purchase, NY – President Eisenhower was a member of
O’Link Golf Club – Highland Park, IL – Another endorsement by WW.
Burning Tree Club – Bethesda, MD – Home club of many members of
Congress in the old days.
Nowadays, they probably won’t admit they belong.
Another endorsement by WW.
Connecticut Golf Club – Easton, CT
Creek Golf Club – Sarasota, FL
Golf Club – New Albany, OH
Lochinvar Golf Club – Houston, TX
Elm Club – Highland Park, IL
Pike Club – Cleveland, OH
Valley Golf Club – Pine Valley, NJ – Oooooh, baby.
What a great place to play golf!
Wino Wally endorsement.
Plantation Golf Club – Indio, CA
Preston Trail Golf Club – Dallas, TX
Ridglea Country Club – Fort Worth, TX
Golf Club – Sharon Center, OH
Southern Dunes Golf Club – Maricopa, AZ
Squires Golf Club – Ambler, PA
Creek Golf Links – Olathe, KS
Run Golf Club – Zionsville, IN
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