Wack Wack Golf and Country Club

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Wack Wack Golf and Country Club
Club information
Location Mandaluyong, Philippines
Established 1930
Total holes 36
Tournaments hosted Philippine Open,
World Cup

Wack Wack Golf and Country Club is a golf course and country club resort complex located in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines.[1]

The complex features two 18-hole championship courses, landscaped terrains, gardens and villas.[2]

History[edit]

Wack Wack was founded by William James Shaw in 1930 – because he was disgusted that Larry Montes, a caddy who had won the 1929 Philippine Open tournament[1] at the Manila Golf Club, of which Shaw was a member, had been asked to leave the tournament celebration, by virtue of a rule against the presence of caddies inside the Manila Golf Club.[3]

According to legend, "wack wack" was the sound made by crows who roamed areas of golf courses.[4] The logo of Wack Wack features two black birds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ and later many subsequent tournaments

Further reading[edit]

  • Lou Gopal, Manila Nostalgia
  • Gleeck, Lewis Edward Jr. (1912–2005), Bill Shaw: The Man and the Legend, San Juan, Metro Manila: William J. Shaw Foundation, 1998.
  • Zafra, Jessica, The Life and Legacy of William J. Shaw, San Juan, Metro Manila: William J. Shaw Foundation, 2009.