I'd advice using a spreadsheet program to start with. OpenOffice Calc is free. Microsoft Excel isn't free.
I am looking for a program or application that can will help me to create my own contact databases. I would like to be able to copy information from web pages such as telephone directories and paste them into my own contact manager or database.
For example there are websites with directories of every golf course in the UK and I would like to grab that info and build a contact list.