Editorial

  • Golf Carts - Origin Story

    There are various ways to influence people to get on the golf course, for many beginners the offering of driving a golf cart can be enticing enough to get a new player to try. Whim wanted to look for the origins of the golf cart and understand it’s lineage. The research provided a look into how golf carts have grown into prominence and revealed ...

  • Golf in the Art World

    "In the art world I thought I knew, no one would publicly admit to an interest in golf, least of all a young painter who was just making his name." That sentiment was shared by famous painter and artist, Jonas Wood, yet despite those feelings, Wood painted the course where he was learning in Glendale, CA. The resulting work is featured in the he...

  • Golf as a bonding agent

    Heidi Kim is a friend of Whim Golf, she also happens to own a dry cleaning shop in Chicago, IL. Her store supports the local Lincoln Park neighborhood, keeping dress shirts clean and pants hemmed to the correct length for the patrons who frequent her facility. It was hard to not notice Heidi’s passion for the game. When you enter her storefron...

  • Our favorite brand of T Shirt

      I discovered ONEITA in 2011 when I bought a used 1992 USA Basketball t shirt from Flight Club's NY small but powerful vintage store. It immediately became my favorite t shirt because of its almost indescribable color (white with these donegal ish specs of grey sprinkled throughout) and firm yet comfortable structural integrity. This Flight Clu...

  • Canal Shores

    Canal Shores does it right, sitting just north of Chicago in Evanston the neighborhood golf course provides a haven for beginners as well as the experienced looking to play a few holes before dinner. The course is unique in its uses, during a round you might see more dogs on leashes than fellow golfers. The way Canal Shores serves the community...

  • Dean Roper

    Dean Roper is a New York based ceramicist whose work is highly referential, with nods to pop culture, sports and food. Recently, we collaborated on a ceramic ball washer, choosing to honor a classic golf motif with Dean's signature touch. In addition to the resulting work, we interviewed Mr. Roper. Below is part of our conversation: WHIM GOLF: E...

  • Top 10 Golf Spikes

    Nike Air Max 1 G - Snakeskin An underrated shoe, that largely marked the beginning of the sneaker onto course movement. Original models featured the normal sized swoosh compared to the mini swoosh that are seen in the recent Air Max 1 options. It is a great looking shoe wearable by all.   Footjoy Icon - White An all-time classic, this shoe will ...

  • Garland Shirt Factory

    Garland, North Carolina is home to 600 residents, and notably a garment factory producing Brooks Brothers shirting for the past 40 years. Shirt-making came to Garland in the 1950s, and in 1982 Brooks Brothers bought the factory bringing their iconic button down sport shirts. The plant employs around 200 people, who together produce around 5,500...

  • Drive for First Tee Chicago

    We raised over $10,000 to support youth development through golf in Chicago, IL First tee is an organization that uses golf to build character, teach life skills and create positive experiences for youth. The program is focused on areas of under privilege providing a supportive environment where dedicated mentors teach golf, and skills such as ...

  • Chicago Public Golf Courses

    Glenwoodie Golf Club  An early morning round at Glenwoodie will get you right for a $23 18 holes walking. It’s a massive course with 600 yard par 5s and the crew there maintains the grounds beyond any expectation for a course where 18 holes costs this much. It’s a true gem - 35 minute drive from downtown Chicago if you leave at 530am. Establis...

  • Nicole McLaughlin

    Nicole McLaughlin is an artist and designer whose work highlights the utilization and second lives of clothing, objects, and materials at large. Nicole is a leading figure in the world of up cycling. Her creations offer an optimistic and playful point of view that often push the original function of the chosen materials. Secondhand should be fu...

  • Brendan Carroll

    Brendan Carroll recently photographed our New Era Caps nearby his new home in Austin, TX. We met Brendan in Chicago shortly after we launched Whim Golf and he has photographed most of anything Whim Golf since then. Brendan's photography and character immediately drew us in and we are proud to work with a creative person of his caliber and grace...