In the era of prodigious purses and savvy strategic thinking, pro golfers are making it their business to be in business outside of their sport, while show-biz stalwarts and superstar athletes like Steph Curry, Peyton Manning and Andy Roddick are discovering that the smart money is in golf itself. In our Golf & Business package (which you can also find in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of GOLF Magazine), we’ll go inside their wallets.
Part 1: Why Abraham Ancer and Mark Wahlberg teamed up in the tequila business
Part 2: Bubba Watson the businessman is a lot like Bubba the golfer
Part 3: How ascendant attire brand Johnnie-O made a splash on the golf course
Part 4: Why Peyton Manning is making cold calls about this 9-hole golf course
Part 5: Jason Kokrak’s passion is collecting. The payoff is a houseful of liquid gold
Part 6: On the course, Stephen Curry is scoring just about everywhere
Part 7: Meet Sportsbox AI, a swing app with potentially revolutionary swagger
Part 8: 6 PGA Tour-player-backed restaurants serving up dynamite eats
Part 9: Why Niall Horan is behind the youthquake happening in U.K. golf
Part 10: Thanks to the NIL, collegiate golfers can finally make bank on their talent
Golf is a social sport, so it makes sense that its players are avid purveyors of social lubricants. Some pros are in the business of suds, others whiskey, but wine is really what has so many of them tipsy.
This light beer was cooked up by Virginia Beach’s Back Bay Brewery for a gala supporting Aussie Marc Leishman’s Begin Again Foundation. It’s now a go-to brew throughout the coastal city.
Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka
Fuzzy Zoeller launched his vodka line 12 years ago, when it seemed the wine market was besotted with golfer blends. He was right.
Loch Lomond 25
In 2019, Colin Montgomerie partnered with the centuries-old Scottish distillery to release 500 limited-edition bottles of single-malt Scotch whisky. They became collector’s items when Monty signed each one.
Rickie Fowler is a co-owner of this citrusy, gin-based thirst quencher first brewed in Finland in 1952 and launched in the U.S. three years ago. World famous DJ Kygo and actor Miles Teller are in it for the Long haul too.
Arnold Palmer Spiked
Is there a more popular golf drink than the Arnold Palmer? No. Is the buzzier Miller-Coors blend, on the market since 2018, trying to change that? Absolutely.
And… wine, wine, wine
No spirit investment is more popular with the pros. Christie Kerr is a full-fledged sommelier. The logo on Nick Faldo’s blend pays tribute to his six major wins. Gary Player’s wine is named Muirfield, for his 1980 Open Championship. Among the many other vendors of vino: Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Luke Donald, Jan Stephenson, Retief Goosen and Annika Sorenstam. Salud!