Wack Wack Golf and Country Club

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

Wack Wack Golf and Country Club
Wack Wack Golf and Country Club clubhouse.jpg
Wack Wack Golf and Country Club clubhouse
Club information
LocationMandaluyong, Philippines
Established1930
Total holes36
Tournaments hostedPhilippine Open,
1977 World Cup
Wack Wack Golf and Country Club fairways.jpg

The complex features two 18-hole championship courses, landscaped terrains, gardens and villas.[1]

HistoryEdit

Wack Wack was founded by William James Shaw in 1930 – because he was disgusted that Larry Montes, a caddie who had won the 1929 Philippine Open tournament[2] at the Manila Golf Club in Caloocan, of which Shaw was a member, had been asked to leave the tournament celebration, by virtue of an alleged rule against the presence of caddies inside the Manila Golf Club. During the American colonial period, exclusive clubs in the Philippines such as the Manila Golf Club, Baguio Gulf Club, and the Manila Polo Club tend to be reserved only to Americans. Shaw was also ostracized due to his marriage to a Filipino. The discrimination towards Montes and himself, led to Shaw to establish the Wack Wack Golf and Country 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wack Wack Golf & Country Club". Golfing Philippines. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016.
  2. ^ and later many subsequent tournaments
  3. ^ Alvaro, Mario (October 18, 2020). "The story of golfer Bill Shaw, who founded Wack Wack golf club to stand up to racism". Sports Interactive Network Philippines, Equire. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  4. ^ "History of Golf in the Philippines". Golfing Philippines. Archived from the original on July 31, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2022.

Further readingEdit

  • 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wack Wack Golf and Country Club at Wikimedia Commons