MUSEUM & EXHIBITS
Through 35,000 feet of exhibition space, the World Golf Hall of
Fame & Museum features artful storytelling supported by
historic artifacts, personal memorabilia from the Hall of Fame
members, videos, photos and interactive exhibitions. Here is a
sample of what guests can expect when they visit.
The Hall of Fame captures the comprehensive tale of the game's
roots to its development in Scotland and its growth to the far
reaches of the world. From accessing interactive video
presentations about The R&A's role in golf and the history of
The Open Championship, to capturing a keepsake photo crossing the
famous Swilcan Burn Bridge, visitors are able to immerse themselves
in the history of the sport. Guests can even try their hand at
using hickory-shafted putters and gutta-percha balls on a replica
1880s-style putting green.
A museum-wide audio tour, Voices from the Hall, offers exclusive
content from more than 35 Hall of Fame members, highlighting their
personal stories and anecdotes. From Arnold Palmer recounting
stories of "Ike," the late Byron Nelson on turning professional,
Karrie Webb on picking up the game at age four and Ben Crenshaw on
Harvey Penick and his emotional second Masters win, the tour
enhances each guest's encounter with the game's historical
Shell Hall, named for founding partner Shell Oil Company, is
where guests will find an extraordinary
Wall of Fame donning hand-crafted bronze plaques of each
member. Guests also can enjoy stories of the current year's class
of inductees, with specially-designed exhibit displays that include
scores of photographs and artifacts.
As a fitting tribute to the highest achievement in golf,
significant tournament trophies, including men's and women's
Majors, are artfully displayed in the Hall of Fame
Trophy Tower. And, one of the museum's most popular exhibitions
- a treasure trove of more than 2,000 professional artifacts and
personal possessions from each of the Hall of Fame members - is
featured in the Member Locker Room.
New to the Hall is the "
Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf"
exhibition. Developed with the support of the PGA of America, the
PGA TOUR and the USGA, this permanent exhibition contains rare
photographs, audio, video and memorabilia to highlight the long,
rich history of African-Americans in golf, beginning with pioneers
from the late 1800s through today's game.
Visitors also can enjoy an educational or special engagement
large-format film in the Hall's state-of-the-art, 300-seat IMAX®
Theater as part of their experience. The theater houses an
80-foot-wide by six-story-high screen and shows a variety of
entertaining and educational movies throughout the year for viewers
of all ages. It serves as an important resource for families
and visitors, as well as an inspirational field trip destination
for more than 50,000 school children throughout each year.
Additional information about the World Golf Hall of Fame,
including hours and tickets, can be found
HERE. More about the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater
may be found HERE.