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Where can I find a list of tour pro's home courses?

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Thread Starter 

I am hoping TST can help me out!

 

I am looking to find out what courses a number of PGA Tour members call home. If you know how I can most easily find this info, or if you know where any of them are members, please post in here!

 

Thanks a bunch.

post #2 of 12

www.google.com

post #3 of 12
Derek Ernst is a member at Belmont CC in Fresno, Ca. (Probably not quite the level of tour pro you were after, but it's all I got ;))
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I dunno if it's necessarily their "home course" but Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood, Raymond Floyd, Louis Oousty are based out of Old Palm CC in Palm Beach Gardens. 

 

Rickie Fowler, Tiger, Dustin Johnson, and Keegan Bradley are at Medalist in Jupiter. 

 

Ernies Els is Bears Club. I think Luke Donald and Rory are there too. 

 

Obviously there are a lot of PGA Tour Pros who live in Palm Beach County. 

 

 

Not sure about Orlando at this point, but Bubba Watson lives at Tiger's old house at Isleworth. 

 

Poulter, McDowell, and Justin Rose are Lake Nona. 

 

 

These guys are obviously all over the place though. Not 100% these are their "home courses," so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

post #5 of 12

Speaking of home clubs, up to sometime in the 1960s, a touring pro would always be introduced as Joe Golfer, playing out of the [name of golf club] in [city, state].

 

Does anybody know what that was all about? A holdover from the days when touring pros were club pros in the off season? Do you know when that practice stopped?

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Originally Posted by The Recreational Golfer View Post
 

Speaking of home clubs, up to sometime in the 1960s, a touring pro would always be introduced as Joe Golfer, playing out of the [name of golf club] in [city, state].

 

Does anybody know what that was all about? A holdover from the days when touring pros were club pros in the off season? Do you know when that practice stopped?

 

While that's a related question, it's probably slightly OT for this thread.

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post
 

I dunno if it's necessarily their "home course" but Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood, Raymond Floyd, Louis Oousty are based out of Old Palm CC in Palm Beach Gardens.

 

Rickie Fowler, Tiger, Dustin Johnson, and Keegan Bradley are at Medalist in Jupiter.

 

Ernies Els is Bears Club. I think Luke Donald and Rory are there too.

 

Obviously there are a lot of PGA Tour Pros who live in Palm Beach County.

 

 

Not sure about Orlando at this point, but Bubba Watson lives at Tiger's old house at Isleworth.

 

Poulter, McDowell, and Justin Rose are Lake Nona.

 

 

These guys are obviously all over the place though. Not 100% these are their "home courses," so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

 

One of my college buddies lives in Jupiter. I went down there to visit him a few weeks ago and played three rounds of golf.  If you've ever been there, you'll understand why--there is a championship golf course in pristine condition per ever square mile of land in that area.  North Palm, West Palm, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter--they could all be the best golf town in any state in the US.

 

Sorry SoCal folks--y'all have the weather, but you can't touch the number and quality of courses in that area.

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Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post

I dunno if it's necessarily their "home course" but Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood, Raymond Floyd, Louis Oousty are based out of Old Palm CC in Palm Beach Gardens. 

Rickie Fowler, Tiger, Dustin Johnson, and Keegan Bradley are at Medalist in Jupiter. 

Ernies Els is Bears Club. I think Luke Donald and Rory are there too. 

Obviously there are a lot of PGA Tour Pros who live in Palm Beach County. 


Not sure about Orlando at this point, but Bubba Watson lives at Tiger's old house at Isleworth. 

Poulter, McDowell, and Justin Rose are Lake Nona. 


These guys are obviously all over the place though. Not 100% these are their "home courses," so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Stenson is Lake Nona too, as is Annika Sorenstam.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by k-troop View Post
 

 

One of my college buddies lives in Jupiter. I went down there to visit him a few weeks ago and played three rounds of golf.  If you've ever been there, you'll understand why--there is a championship golf course in pristine condition per ever square mile of land in that area.  North Palm, West Palm, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter--they could all be the best golf town in any state in the US.

 

Sorry SoCal folks--y'all have the weather, but you can't touch the number and quality of courses in that area.

 

Don't want to get off topic or bash Florida by any means because it's obviously a great place to be if you're a golfer but the lack of topography in my opinion in that state (i.e. it's the flattest state in the union) makes it hard for there to be truly great courses there. You can have fun/good courses that are in fantastic shape, but IMHO, a great course needs some contours and natural topography that Florida isn't able to offer. There's a reason none of the US Open, PGA, Ryder Cup, etc. courses are in Florida.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Derek Ernst is a member at Belmont CC in Fresno, Ca. (Probably not quite the level of tour pro you were after, but it's all I got ;))

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post
 

I dunno if it's necessarily their "home course" but Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood, Raymond Floyd, Louis Oousty are based out of Old Palm CC in Palm Beach Gardens. 

 

Rickie Fowler, Tiger, Dustin Johnson, and Keegan Bradley are at Medalist in Jupiter. 

 

Ernies Els is Bears Club. I think Luke Donald and Rory are there too. 

 

Obviously there are a lot of PGA Tour Pros who live in Palm Beach County. 

 

 

Not sure about Orlando at this point, but Bubba Watson lives at Tiger's old house at Isleworth. 

 

Poulter, McDowell, and Justin Rose are Lake Nona. 

 

 

These guys are obviously all over the place though. Not 100% these are their "home courses," so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

 

 

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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


Stenson is Lake Nona too, as is Annika Sorenstam.

 

Awesome. Thanks guys!

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by skydog View Post
 

 

There's a reason none of the US Open, PGA, Ryder Cup, etc. courses are in Florida.


Yes, that reason is called summer.  They don't play US Opens or PGA Championships in Florida or Texas because they are held in June and August respectively.  The USGA chooses traditional courses in NY, PA, MI, which were operational before air conditioning and development came to FL. 


Plus, there's this event called the Players Championship which takes place in FL each year and it is considered the 5th major.  In addition to the WGC event at Doral and the other tour events.

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Originally Posted by ladders11 View Post
 


Yes, that reason is called summer.  They don't play US Opens or PGA Championships in Florida or Texas because they are held in June and August respectively.  The USGA chooses traditional courses in NY, PA, MI, which were operational before air conditioning and development came to FL. 


Plus, there's this event called the Players Championship which takes place in FL each year and it is considered the 5th major.  In addition to the WGC event at Doral and the other tour events.


They have played US Opens in Texas several times (Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston) and most of those were before everybody had air conditioning.

 

They also played the US Open in St. Louis and that's the hottest place in the world in the summer. (Hyperbole but not much). ;-)

 

My wife's family lives near Tulsa, that can be a furnace as well, and they've played the US Open there.

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