A new exhibition titled Major Moments: Celebrating Golf’s Greatest Championships has officially opened in the World Golf Hall of Fame. The exhibit recants the story of the four men’s Major Championships through colorful accounts and priceless Hall of Fame member artifacts.
The Major Moments exhibit includes new artifacts and interactive features, including a leaderboard that allows guests to put their name on top of a most impressive leaderboard, take a photo and share with others. Also new is a digital touchscreen kiosk where guests can learn details around the four Major Championship trophies, such as their history, height, weight and past winners, and even engrave their own name onto the Hall of Fame Inductee crystal.
Featured inside “Major Moments” are some of the game’s most historic moments.
Located in the Masters section, guests can see the 6-iron Phil Mickelson used in the 2010 Masters to hit a seemingly impossible shot from the pine straw on hole number 13. Also on display is the cigarette box presented to Craig Wood following his 1941 Masters victory. The box showcases an engraving acknowledging his agonizing runner-up finish at the 1935 Masters to Gene Sarazen and the “shot heard round the world.”
Guests can also see Ken Venturi’s one-of-a kind replica Waterford crystal he received after his heroic 1964 U.S. Open or the Challenge Belt, which was first bestowed at the inaugural 1860 Open Championship prior to today’s Claret Jug.
Unique artifacts from Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Johnny Miller and Sam Snead are also featured inside the exhibit. In addition, replicas of the four men’s Major Championship trophies are on display.