PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - In conjunction with the celebration of both The PGA of America's 95th Anniversary
and PGA Village's 15th Anniversary, the PGA Historical Center will be renamed the PGA Museum of Golf on Jan. 1, 2011.
The Museum is being renamed to better define the purpose of the historical building, which houses a myriad of
golf artifacts and remembrances that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The PGA Museum of Golf extends
The PGA's ability to preserve the history of the game and further educate golfers about the vital role played by the Association and PGA Professionals.
"Since the PGA Museum of Golf opened in 2002, it has been recognized as one of the most prestigious in the
world," said Allen Wronowski, PGA President. "The Museum will build on that identity and bring the history of
The PGA to life in an exciting, interactive and dynamic way."
Admission to the PGA Museum of Golf is free and open to the public. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Easter. Researchers may access the facility during off-hours by appointment. Visitors to the PGA Museum of Golf will experience new, interactive touchscreen units that will provide them with an opportunity to learn more about the men who have held the office of PGA President; access to highlights of PGA of America spectator Championships; and profiles of notable PGA members who are the recognized Experts in the Game and Business of Golf. There will also be several new displays including:
- A PGA 95th Anniversary collage that celebrates the people who have made The PGA and the game special
- New areas dedicated to PGA Past Presidents and PGA Honorary Members
- 2010 Ryder Cup memorabilia from the riveting competition at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales
- New timeline walls that provide a dynamic visual presentation of PGA history
- A special exhibit that showcases personal items loaned by 1958 PGA Champion Dow Finsterwald - the first PGA Champion in the Stroke-Play era.
A new interactive PGA.com/museum website dedicated solely to the PGA Museum of Golf will launch on Jan. 3, 2011. The site will provide images and videos from the rich history of The PGA, in order to encourage golfers to visit the museum and conduct research in the Probst Library. Visit PGA.com/museum or call 800-800-GOLF (4653) for details.
About PGA Village:
The Ryder, Wanamaker and Dye Courses form a trio of world-class courses at the PGA Golf Club, at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Named by Golf Digest as one of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America," PGA Village also features the award-winning, 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance and the PGA Museum of Golf. The PGA Golf Club exists to be one of the premier public-access resort facilities in America, complete with a Private Members Club, and also serves as the home club for our 28,000 PGA Professionals.
For more information, please visit www.pgavillage.com.
About The PGA of America:
Since 1916, The PGA of America's mission has been twofold: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.
By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, the Association enables PGA Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry.
By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable golf promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.
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