The USGA Golf Museum: Honoring Golf's Past and Inspiring its Future October 23, 2017

2011 U.S. Women's Open champion So Yeon Ryu is one of thousands of golf lovers who visit the USGA Golf Museum each year. (USGA/John Mummert)


The USGA Golf Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History is home to the world’s premier collection of artifacts and memorabilia, and is dedicated to honoring golf’s greatest stories and traditions. Whether you are an avid golfer, a scholar steeped in the game’s lore, a casual sports fan or simply interested in the history of American culture, the USGA Golf Museum has provided a memorable experience since 1936. The USGA is focused on doubling the number of artifacts it collects each year as it expands its Educational and Outreach programming to reach an annual audience of more than 2 million visitors from around the world.


The USGA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the United States Golf Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Established in 2017, the USGA Foundation secures resources to fulfill the USGA’s commitment to invest in programs and initiatives that best serve golf for all who love and play it. The Foundation, which also oversees the USGA Members Program, is focused on four impact areas that are essential to the health and future of the game: Investing in Golf Innovation, Ensuring Inclusion and Accessibility, Preparing Next-Generation Golf Leaders and Celebrating Golf's Greatest Stories.

The Foundation will support the USGA’s efforts to celebrate golf’s history and traditions while driving the game forward by:

  • Building a vibrant golf community that is welcoming and accessible to all.
  • Creating opportunities for new golfers to engage with the game.
  • Investing in cutting-edge innovation that will enhance the golf experience and reduce facilities' reliance on critical natural resources by 20 percent by the year 2025.
  • Identifying and developing new generations of golf's professional and volunteer leaders.

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