In 2021, the USGA Golf Museum and Library collected hundreds of artifacts, including books, magazines, scorecards, photographs, fine art, and personal items from important players and celebrities. These acquisitions help to further the Association’s mission to celebrate and preserve golf history.
Museum staff worked to collect items directly from our 2021 champions and the USGA purchased the LPGA #HoodieForGolf to ensure the preservation of golf history as it happened. Along with championship memorabilia, the museum also acquired historical items such as early tournament programs, Babe Didrikson Zaharias’ tie from the 1932 Summer Olympics and an early trophy from a Black professional tournament to deepen our understanding of golf history and celebrate the game’s diversity.
Each artifact plays an important role in telling the rich history of golf, but these 10 artifacts are among the USGA’s most impactful acquisitions of 2021.