Friday, March 11, 2011

World Golf Hall of Fame Museum

Now I imagine that this is a ho-hum for some people, but we really enjoyed this site. Outside before you enter is the walk of fame. A flag for each member of the hall flies from a lamppost and like Grauman's Chinese Theatre, it has signatures of each member in the cement sidewalk. So fun to see signatures from Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Harvey Pennick and even Bob Hope. As you walk to the entry, you walk through flagpoles flying flags from probably 30 countries, driving home the WORLD part of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Inside, the first display is three rooms of Bob Hope memorabilia and old TV and movie clips. You could spend hours just in this part of the museum. The second floor holds memorabilia from all the other members. And the tower holds trophies from all the most prestigious events.

Some fun photo opportunities with giant clubs and posing on the bridge at St. Andrews. There is even an 18 hole putting course - made up of grass putting greens. There is even a chance to win a trip to the TPC Sawgrass pro event if you can get a hole-in-one on an island green. The first try is free, after that it costs you. Uh - we didn't win the trip.

We had lunch at the Caddyshack - owned by The Murray Brothers. Lots of fun memorabilia from the movie and from caddies of famous golfers. Food was fine too.

We ended the day at Harry's in St. Augustine where we met Zoe and Michelle, clients and friends of Barry and Sandy. Good food, great conversation and new friends for Bill and me.

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