USGA Museum Events and Closures Calendar

April

Tuesday, April 2

To celebrate the 99th birthday of the USGA Green Section, artifacts from the world’s leader in turfgrass research and sustainable golf course maintenance practices will be on display through Sunday, April 28.

March

Tuesday, March 5

Civil rights activist and baseball player Jackie Robinson’s golf equipment, as well as Olympic gold medalist and four-time USGA champion Babe Didrikson Zaharias’ baseball glove are features of this exhibit on two barrier-breaking athletes. On display through Sunday, March 31.

February

Saturday, Feb. 23

“Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story”

In celebration of Black History Month, the USGA Golf Museum will host a special screening of a new documentary which opened theatrically nationwide on October 23, 2018. The players of the first racially integrated Little League Baseball game in the South stepped onto the field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history. The cultural challenges highlighted in this film cross over many sports, including the game of golf. Following the 1 p.m. screening at USGA Headquarters, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Museum for a tour and to view an exhibit curated for this event.

Seating is limited and admission is free. Reservations are first come, first served and required by 2/20/19. For more information or to make a reservation please email kgianetti@usga.org or kgeppert@usga.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Rogers Park Golf Club in Tampa, Fla. served the African American golf community in an era when most courses were segregated. Global tennis sensation Althea Gibson’s golf clubs given to her by Rogers Park professional Willie Black illustrate this story of perseverance in the face of discrimination. On display through Sunday, March 3.

January

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Museum is Closed for New Years

Tuesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Feb. 9

Offsite Exhibit: “New Jersey Golf History”

Artifacts from the USGA Museum collection will be on display at the Bernardsville Library for the exhibit, “New Jersey Golf History,” highlighting many of the game’s greatest golf courses, champions and championships in the Garden State. Artifacts on display include items from Morris County Golf Club, Baltusrol Golf Club, Somerset Hills Country Club, and Essex County Golf Club, plus a collection of innovative historical golf equipment. On the closing weekend of the exhibit, the library’s inaugural fundraising event, ‘A HOLE Lot of Fun,’ will include a miniature golf course finishing with an 18th hole designed by the USGA Research and Test Center. For more information about the Bernardsville Library and this event please visit http://www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/program/mini-golf/.

Thursday, Jan. 9

“Latin American Amateur Championship” Rotating Exhibit

To celebrate the fifth playing of the Latin America Amateur Championship, this exhibit will tell the stories of the first four LAAC champions and display artifacts from Latin American golf associations. On display through Sunday, Feb. 4.

Friday, Jan. 10

“Decorative Spoons, Pt. II,” Quarterly Exhibit

The USGA Museum is home to one of the largest collections of hall-marked sterling silver golf spoons remaining as a single collection. This exhibit showcases a selection of the 650 enameled, engraved and golf-themed spoons dating from the 1890s to the 1960s. On display through Sunday, March 31.

December

Tuesday, Dec. 4

“Toys and Games” Rotating Exhibit

A selection of the USGA Museum’s large collection of rare vintage golf toys and games will be on display to celebrate the season of giving. On display through Sunday, Jan. 6.

Thursday, Dec. 13

“Holiday Open House” Event

Decked out for the holidays, the USGA Museum will host an “Open House” from 5-8 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children 17 and under. Adults will enjoy formal or informal tours while children can engage in fun activities to celebrate the season. Refreshments will be served in the Ben Hogan Room throughout the evening. For more information please contact the Museum during normal hours of operation.

MUSEUM HOLIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION

In addition to being closed on Mondays, the Museum will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Visitors should call before visiting in the event of inclement weather through the holiday season.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Museum is Closed for Christmas

November

Tuesday, Nov. 6

“Golf and WWI” Rotating Exhibit

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, the official end of World War I, this exhibit features artifacts from WWI charity tournaments from well-known golfers Jerry Travers, Francis Ouimet and Bob Jones. On display through Sunday, Dec. 2.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Museum is Closed for Thanksgiving

Please plan your visit accordingly as we will reopen on Friday, Nov. 23 with a special Black Friday Sale in the Museum gift shop.

*Please contact Kim Gianetti, Manager Education and Public Outreach, to R.S.V.P. for all events noted as “R.S.V.P. required.” Email: kgianetti@usga.org; Phone: (908) 326-1948.