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World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum unveils “Major Moments” Exhibition

11.33am 21st March 2016 - Salesroom & Memorabilia

Dr Tony Parker, Historian World Golf Hall of Fame
Dr Tony Parker, Historian World Golf Hall of Fame

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum has announced the grand opening of a new, interactive exhibition titled “Major Moments: Celebrating Golf’s Greatest Championships.” The exhibition recants the story of the four men’s Major Championships – the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship – through colourful accounts and priceless Hall of Fame member artefacts.

The Major Moments exhibit includes new artefacts 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.

“Major Championships assume a whole new level of significance, defining careers and shaping golf history,” said Jack Peter, President of the World Golf Hall of Fame. “It is only fitting that we pay homage to these events with the creation of a unique exhibition that celebrates its winners and past history.”

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 artefacts 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.

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