Winged Foot Golf Club
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The main entrance in 2006
|Location||Mamaroneck, New York|
|Established||1921, opened 1923|
|Designed by||A. W. Tillinghast (1923),|
Gil Hanse (2015 renovation)
|Par||72 (70 for majors)|
|Length||7,264 yards (6,642 m)|
|Slope rating||141 |
|Designed by||A. W. Tillinghast|
|Length||6,750 yards (6,172 m)|
|Slope rating||141 |
Winged Foot Golf Club
|NRHP reference No.||100004089|
|Added to NRHP||June 12, 2019|
Winged Foot Golf Club is a private golf club in the northeastern United States, located in Mamaroneck, New York, a suburb northeast of New York City. The club was founded in 1921, by a group largely made up of members of The New York Athletic Club, and opened in June 1923. Winged Foot's name and logo are taken directly from a sculpture in the lobby floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.
Winged Foot has two 18-hole golf courses, the West and the East, both of which were designed by A. W. Tillinghast. The West Course is a par 72 that measures 7,264 yards (6,642 m); it has a course rating of 75.7 and a slope of 141. The East Course is a par 72 that measures 6,750 yards (6,172 m); it has a course rating of 73.9 and a slope of 141. Golf Digest' ranked the West Course 8th and the East Course 65th in its 2009-10 listing of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
Head professionals at Winged Foot
Claude Harmon was the head professional at Winged Foot G.C. when he won the 1948 Masters and collected a check for $2,500. He was the last club professional to win a major championship. Previously, Winged Foot head professional Craig Wood won the 1941 Masters and U.S. Open, the first time any golfer won those two titles in the same year.
Major championships held at Winged Foot
In January 2013, the United States Golf Association announced that Winged Foot Golf Club would host the 120th U.S. Open in 2020. With its sixth U.S. Open, only Oakmont Country Club and Baltusrol Golf Club have hosted the tournament more times.
For USGA championships, the West Course has been typically set up at par 70. In this configuration the 514-yard (470 m) converted par five ninth hole becomes one of the longest par fours in major championship history. The 640-yard (585 m) par five twelfth is the sixth longest hole in major championship history .
Ogilvy's 2006 winning score of five-over-par and Irwin's seven-over in 1974 represent two of the highest major championship 72-hole scores in the modern era of golf. Julius Boros' winning score of 293 (+9) in the 1963 U.S. Open (at The Country Club near Boston), played in gusty winds, represents both the highest aggregate score and highest score in relation to par during this era.
|2006||West||U.S. Open||Geoff Ogilvy||285 (+5)||1 stroke|| Jim Furyk
|2004||West and East[a]||U.S. Amateur||Ryan Moore||–||2 up||Luke List||–|
|1997||West||PGA Championship||Davis Love III||269 (–11)||5 strokes||Justin Leonard||470,000|
|1984||West||U.S. Open||Fuzzy Zoeller||276 (−4)||Playoff[b]||Greg Norman||94,000|
|1980||East||U.S. Senior Open||Roberto De Vicenzo||285 (+1)||4 strokes||William C. Campbell||20,000|
|1974||West||U.S. Open||Hale Irwin||287 (+7)||2 strokes||Forrest Fezler||35,000|
|1972||East||U.S. Women's Open||Susie Berning||299 (+11)||1 stroke|| Kathy Ahern
|1959||West||U.S. Open||Billy Casper||282 (+2)||1 stroke||Bob Rosburg||12,000|
|1957||East||U.S. Women's Open||Betsy Rawls||299 (+7)||6 strokes||Patty Berg||1,800|
|1940||West||U.S. Amateur||Dick Chapman||–||11 and 9||W. B. McCullough Jr.||–|
|1929||West[c]||U.S. Open||Bobby Jones (a)||294 (+6)||Playoff[d]||Al Espinosa||1,000[e]|
- Qualifying medal rounds were played on both courses, with the knockout match play rounds held on the West course only.
- Fuzzy Zoeller defeated Greg Norman by 8 strokes in an 18-hole playoff; Zoeller 67, Norman 75.
- The East Course was scheduled to host the U.S. Open in 1929 but storm damage caused the championship to be switched to the West Course.
- Bobby Jones defeated Al Espinosa by 23 strokes in a 36-hole playoff; Jones 141, Espinosa 164.
- Since Jones was an amateur, runner-up Al Espinosa received the first place prize money.
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- "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Winged Foot Golf Club - East". USGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
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- Official website
- Official US Open website
- The Itinerant Golfer - Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)