Tom Weiskopf’s Induction into World Golf Hall of Fame Welcomed in Tuscany

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The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, will be raising a glass of vintage Brunello di Montalcino to the late, great Tom Weiskopf (1942-2022) when he is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday June 10, 2024.

Weiskopf was the architect of the acclaimed golf course at Italy’s only private club, crafting a naturally beautiful layout within an historic 900-year-old estate.

In a UNESCO protected landscape celebrated by Renaissance artists, Weiskopf likened his Tuscan masterpiece to Art on the Ground, the theme of a short film made about his time in Italy.

David Waters, General Manager of The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, said, “Tom created a very special golf course here in Tuscany. Like many of the renowned private club courses he designed around the world, including The Yellowstone Club, Montana, and Loch Lomond, Scotland, his peerless ability to blend golf holes naturally into the landscape was masterful. 

“Beyond being a champion golfer and leading designer, Tom was a gentleman – and our members adored welcoming him and his wife Laurie to Tuscany. Tom and Laurie would always visit for our annual member-and-guest tournament, The Weiskopf Invitational, which we have just hosted. We miss Tom deeply, but are so proud that he is being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.”

The Club at Castiglion del Bosco is unique in that it was Tom Weiskopf’s only golf course design in Continental Europe.

Following Tom’s passing in August 2022 age 79, The Club produced a special pictorial feature and tribute to Tom’s life and times in Tuscany.

Tom Weiskopf recorded 28 tournament victories, including the 1973 Open Championship at Royal Troon, and twice played for Team USA at The Ryder Cup.

He joins an elite group to become a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The 2024 Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, coinciding with the 124th U.S. Open Championship.