Winged Foot Golf Club

Winged Foot Golf Club is a 36-hole golf course located in Mamaroneck, New York. The course architect is A. W. Tillinghast, who also designed Baltusrol (Lower), Bethpage Black,Shackamaxon Country Club, San Francisco Golf Club, Cedar Crest Park, and nearby Quaker Ridge Golf Club and Wykagyl Country Club. Winged Foot Golf Club was founded in 1921, by a consortium comprised mainly of members of The New York Athletic Club. The club gets its name and logo from the NYAC's logo, but the two have never had any direct affiliation. Application for membership to Winged Foot G.C. is by invitation only.

From the blue tees, the West Course is a par 72 and measures 7,264 yards with a course rating of 76.1 and a slope rating of 145. The East Course is a par 72 and measures 6,750 yards with a course rating of 73.9 and a slope rating of 142. Golf Digest's 2005 ranking of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses" ranked the West Course eighth and the East Course 34th. Winged Foot G.C. is the only venue with two courses ranked in the top 100.

Major championships held at Winged Foot

Year Major Winner Score Notes
1929 U.S. Open Bobby Jones 294 (+6)
1940 U.S. Amateur Dick Chapman 11 and 9 over Duff McCullough, Jr. Winged Foot member
1957 U.S. Women's Open Betsy Rawls 292 (+12) East Course
1959 U.S. Open Billy Casper 282 (+2)
1972 U.S. Women's Open Susie Berning 299 (+19) East Course
1974 U.S. Open Hale Irwin 287 (+7) "The Massacre at Winged Foot"
1980 U.S. Senior Open Roberto De Vicenzo 285 East Course
1984 U.S. Open Fuzzy Zoeller 276 (-4)
1997 PGA Championship Davis Love III 269 (-11)
2004 U.S. Amateur Ryan Moore 2 up over Luke List
2006 U.S. Open Geoff Ogilvy 285 (+5)

For USGA championships, the course has been typically set up at par 70. In this configuration the 514 yard converted par five ninth hole becomes the longest par four in major championship history. The 640 yard par five twelfth is the longest hole in major championship history.

Winged Foot G.C. member Tommy Armour won the 1927 U.S. Open, 1930 PGA Championship, and the 1931 British Open.

Claude Harmon was the head professional at Winged Foot G.C. when he won the 1948 Masters Tournament. He was the last club professional to win a major golf tournament. Previously, Winged Foot G.C. head professional Craig Wood won the 1941 Masters Tournament and U.S. Open, the first time any golfer won those two titles in the same year.

Ogilvy's 2006 score and Irwin's in 1974 represent 2 of the highest major championship 72-hole winning scores in relation to par since the modern era of golf was ushered in by the Nicklaus-Palmer rivalry. Julius Boros' winning score of 293 at the 1963 U.S. Open represents both the highest aggregate score and also the highest score in relation to par (+9) during this era.

Head professionals at Winged Foot

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