World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum opens "History in the Making,"
a new exhibit celebrating golf's recent milestones
Items from Woods, Poulter, Snedeker, Ko launch display
St. Augustine, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2012) - The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum officially opened "History in the Making," an exhibition celebrating memorable moments from golf's current events. The exhibit features memorabilia from Ian Poulter's unforgettable performance for Team Europe at the 2012 Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods' historic victory at the 2012 Memorial, Brandt Snedeker's FedExCup triumph and Lydia Ko becoming the LPGA's youngest winner ever.
Items on display will spotlight memorabilia, photography and stories from performances in recent professional tournaments, major championships and team events like the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and Presidents Cup. It will also highlight record-breaking performances and other historic moments.
The Hall of Fame has been collecting memorabilia from golf's biggest events of 2011 and 2012. "History in the Making" gives these pieces a home within the Museum. The Hall of Fame will continue to collect and rotate items into the exhibition as events unfold in the golf world.
"This exhibition is an important step forward for the World Golf Hall of Fame," said Hall of Fame Chief Operating Officer Jack Peter. "This exhibition allows fans to connect with the Hall of Fame in a more immediate way, knowing they can visit us and get close to the exciting events of today's game."
The items currently on display include:
- The uniform worn by Ian Poulter as he helped carry Team Europe to its historic comeback victory in the final round of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
- The official FedExCup Trophy, newly inscribed with 2012 winner Brandt Snedeker. The display also includes the ball Snedeker used to shoot 4-under 68 in the final round to win The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
- The glove worn by 15-year-old Lydia Ko, who became the youngest winner in LPGA history with her win at the CN Canadian Open in August.
- The ball Tiger Woods used to make his dramatic shot on the 16th hole on his way to victory at the 2012 Memorial Tournament, where he tied Hall of Fame member Jack Nicklaus for second on the PGA TOUR's all-time win list with his 73rd victory. The display also includes a pin flag signed by both legends.
- The ball Suzann Pettersen used to sink the winning putt for Team Europe at the 2011 Solheim Cup, along with the glove she wore that day.
The exhibit also includes an interactive component that will give guests a chance to record their own history. Visitors will be able to access the World Golf Hall of Fame Hole-in-One Registry, which allows them to add their own holes-in-one to the Registry's online database. The Registry, developed in conjunction with the National Hole in One Association, also gives fans a chance to search for holes-in-one made by golf fans and many made by Hall of Fame members.
For more information about the display and the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
About the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum preserves and honors the history of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great. The Hall of Fame and Museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., serves as a steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members.
The Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution and is allied with 26 national and international golf organizations, including The European Tour, LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA. To learn more about the Hall of Fame or to lend support, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
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As the Founding Partner of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and World Golf Village, Shell Oil Company played a lead role in supporting the development and growth of the institution, which opened in 1998. Since then, their continued involvement has led the way for others to join in support of the Hall of Fame & Museum's mission.