Saint Augustine, Florida

World Golf Hall of Fame - Part 1

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We watch golf almost every weekend on television. Garry Player is always advertising "The World Golf Hall of Fame." Since it is located near Saint Augustine, we decided to stop and take a tour.

We highly recommended all golfers to stop and take the time to tour the Hall of Fame, play on the 18 hole putting greens, see I Max, and if you have time, play on the one of the two famous golf courses ("King & Bear" and "Slammer & Squire.") One co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, the other consulted on by Sam Snead and Gene Sarzen.

You need a full day to tour the Hall of Fame. There is so much to see and do. We were lucky, it was the off season and not crowded. Also, there was a special presentation of Arnold Palmer items from his personal collection. It ends April 15.

A replica of the bridge on the 18 hole at Saint Andrews.

They have a complete history of golf clubs on display.
Here are two of the Water Clubs which are on display.
I guess they use to try and hit the ball when it was under water.

One of several putting greens in the Hall of Fame.
I'm using a club and ball from the 1800's.
The ball was hard as wood.

We are up in the observation tower.
This is and exact replica of the 132 yard PAR 3 at TPC Sawgrass.
For $4.50 you can try to hit the green.
The Tee is in the bottom left.

Part of the Arnold Palmer special display.
The display was 3 rooms full of pictures, equipment, videos, trophies, commercials, and other miscellaneous items.
This is his U.S. Amateur trophy.
Palmer was a yeoman in the US Coast Guard during WWII.
He was one of the first golfers to own and pilot his plane. He made an around the world flight in less than 72 hours in his jet plane.

Many of the newer displays have a large screen TV showing highlights of the members golfing accomplishments.
Mom is looking at Annika Sorenstam's display.

They have many of the big tournment trophies on display.
This is the US Amateur trophy.

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