Tales from the Collection

Tales from the Collection

Every artifact tells a story. In a game such as golf, whose foundation is built upon its tradition, these stories help define the history of the game and give dimension to the people whose exploits turned them into legends.

Some artifacts are personal in nature, while others tell the story of professional achievement. Wherever possible, we’ve asked our Hall of Famers to tell these stories in their own words.

See the expense book used by Marilynn Smith in 1957 and listen to her describe what it was like to make her way across America during the early days of the LPGA Tour.

Hear Lanny Wadkins talk about a memorable round of golf with Ben Hogan and why he never cashed a check sent to him from “The Hawk” in the amount of $4.

From baseball bats to samurai swords to works of art, each artifact in this exhibit tells a unique story about a Hall of Fame Member.

In “Tales from the Collection,” our hope is to get you better acquainted with our Hall of Famers by using significant items from their careers that illuminate something about their personality or life, on and off the golf course.

We hope you enjoy their tales and this special look into the collection of the World Golf Hall of Fame.