Key memorabilia set for HOF inducteestext sizeThe trophy from Fred Couples' 1992 Masters win will be on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame.April 19, 2013
From PGATOUR.COM news services
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Fred Couples' trophy from the 1992 Masters, the original medal from Willie Park Jr.'s victory at the 1887 Open Championship and Colin Montgomerie's Olympic Torch from the 2012 Summer Games are some of the items that will be on display in the Class of 2013 Inductee Exhibits at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.
The exhibits and lockers celebrating the careers of Couples, Montgomerie, Park, Ken Schofield and Ken Venturi will officially open to the public on May 7, one day after the Hall of Fame's annual Induction Ceremony. The ceremony will be Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. ET
"Telling the unique stories of our members is an essential part of the Hall of Fame's mission, and these remarkable items allow us to do that," said Jack Peter, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame. "We are delighted that the Class of 2013 and those associated with it opened their homes and collections and gave us the opportunity to display this important memorabilia."
Featured items include:
>Trophy, wood driver and irons from his victory at the 1992 Masters
> Bag, clubs and clothing from his multiple Presidents Cup triumphs
> Three trophies he won as a junior player in Washington in the 1970s
> The Olympic Torch he carried as one of the torchbearers for the 2012 Summer Games in London
> Commemorative trophy celebrating all eight of his European Tour Merit of Order victories
> Bag and equipment from the 2010 Ryder Cup, where he captained Team Europe to a victory at Celtic Manor
Willie Park Jr.
> Original, inscribed winner's medal from the 1887 Open Championship
> What is believed to be one of six remaining "Park Royal" gutta-percha golf balls, circa 1896, created by Park
> Original clubs Park built and used to play in the 1880s
> Various memorabilia from Ryder Cups in the 1980s, including clothing and photographs
> Lifetime achievement award given by the BBC
> Groundbreaking contract agreements between the European Tour, sponsors and tournaments
> Crystal replica of the U.S. Open trophy after he won in 1964
> Clubs he used in the 1960s to win 10 PGA TOUR events
> Memorabilia, including his jacket and photographs, from his time as a CBS broadcaster
The Inductee Exhibits will remain on display in Shell Hall, the heart of the Museum named for its Founding Partner Shell Oil Company, until the 2014 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 2013, click here