Rare treasures to make up World Golf Hall of Fame's
Class of 2012 Inductee Exhibits
Displays for Alliss, Jenkins, Lyle, Mickelson, Stacy open May 8
St. Augustine, Fla. (April 26, 2012) -- The tiny, wooden clubs Phil Mickelson was given when he was 18 months old and the Green Jacket Sandy Lyle earned when he became the first Briton to win the Masters Tournament are just some of the items that will make up the Class of 2012 Inductee Exhibits at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.
The exhibits and lockers celebrating the careers Mickelson and Lyle along with Peter Alliss, Dan Jenkins and Hollis Stacy will officially open to the public on May 8, one day after the Hall of Fame's annual Induction Ceremony. The Ceremony is set for Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in the St. Johns County Convention Center, located adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village. The Ceremony, which will be held Monday of THE PLAYERS Championship week, will air on the Golf Channel at 10 p.m.
"The Inductee Exhibits tell the story of how each member of the Class of 2012 took their own unique path to golf's highest honor," said Jack Peter, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame. "We would like to thank the Class of 2012 for allowing the Hall of Fame to display so many of their personal, treasured items."
Featured items include:
- An ABC broadcasters jacket and other memorabilia from his more than 50 years as a broadcaster at the BBC, ABC Sports and ESPN
- The bag he used as a player for Great Britain & Ireland in the 1957 Ryder Cup
- Rare photos from his adventures on the course with the likes of Sean Connery, Jack Lemmon and Seve Ballesteros
- The typewriter he used as a staff member of Sports Illustrated in the 1970s
- A personal letter from fellow Hall of Fame member Ben Hogan
- Press badges dating back to the 1960s from the more than 200 major championships he has covered in his career
- The kilt he wore after becoming the first Briton to win the Masters in 1988
- The 7-iron he used to hit his famous shot from the bunker on the 18th hole of that Masters, along with the putter he used to sink the final putt
- His bag and trophy as part of the victorious 1985 European Ryder Cup side
- The 6-iron he used to hit his legendary shot from behind the trees on No. 13 during his victory at the 2010 Masters
- The gold helmet trophy from the 1991 Northern Telecom Open, when he competed as an amateur and earned his first PGA TOUR win
- Trophies from each of his three Masters victories, the 2005 PGA Championship and the 2007 PLAYERS Championship
- The medals she received after winning the U.S. Women's Open in 1977, '78 and '84
- Metalwoods and wedges she used to earn the U.S. Women's Open titles
- A proclamation from her native city of Savannah, Ga., celebrating her outstanding achievements
Photography for featured items is available upon request.
Inductee Exhibits will remain on display in Shell Hall, the heart of the Museum named for its Founding Partner Shell Oil Company, until the 2013 Induction Ceremony. Each Inductee is also given a space in the Member Locker Room, where their artifacts and personal memorabilia will live permanently in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
For more information about the World Golf Hall of Fame, how to attend the Induction Ceremony or to learn more about the Class of 2012, 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) non-profit 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.