USGA Museum Events and Closures Calendar

January 2020

Wednesday, January 1: Museum is Closed for New Year's Day

December 2019

Wednesday, December 4

"The USGA: 125 Years of Impact" Rotating Exhibit 

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the USGA, artifacts from the Association's early years and major milestones will be on display through Sunday, Feb. 2. 

Tuesday, December 24: Museum is Closed for Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 25: Museum is Closed for Christmas

Tuesday, December 31: Museum is Closed for New Year's Eve

November 2019

Thursday, November 28: Museum is Closed for Thanksgiving 

September 2019

Friday, September 13

"The Art of the Golf Course" Opening Reception 

To celebrate our newest special exhibition on view through August 2020, "The Art of the Golf Course," the Museum will host reception with cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres and opening remarks by the exhibition's curator, Dr. Rand Jerris, on Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Registration is required by Sept. 10. To make a reservation please email kgeppert@usga.org. For exhibition highlights please see the following link: https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/galleries/2019-art-of-the-golf-course-exhibit-museum.html#expanded

August 2019

Tuesday, August 6

"Great U.S. Women's Amateur Moments" Rotating Exhibit 

Recognizing the history of the U.S. Women's Amater Championship and the incredible female players who have participated in this event since 1895, artifacts from 1904 champion Georgianna Bishop, 1956 participant Ann Gregory, 2014 champion Kristen Gillman and 2017 champion Sophia Schubert will be on display through Tuesday, Dec. 3. 

July 2019

Tuesday, July 2

"Walt Disney and Golf" Rotating Exhibit 

Rarely-on-view artifacts related to world-famous animator, film maker and entripreneur, Walt Disney will be on display through Sunday, Aug. 4. 

June 2019 

Friday, June 7

"Pebble Beach: 100 Years of History" Rotating Exhibit 

With the return of the U.S. Open to Pebble Beach, artifacts from one of the world's most well-loved championship venues, including Jack Nicklaus' driver used at the 1961 U.S. Amateur, will be on display through Sunday, June 30.

April 2019

Tuesday, April 2

"Celebrating the USGA Green Section" Rotating Exhibit 

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 Thursday, June 6.

March 2019

Tuesday, March 5

"Barrier Breakers" Rotating Exhibit 

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 2019

Saturday, February 23

“Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story” Event

In celebration of Black History Month, the USGA Golf Museum will host a special screening of a new documentary which opened theatrically nationwide on Oct. 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, February 5

"Rogers Park" Rotating Exhibit 

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 2019

Tuesday, January 1: Museum is Closed for New Year's Day

Tuesday, January 8 – Saturday, February 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, January 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, January 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 2018

Tuesday, December 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, December 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.

Tuesday, December 25: Museum is Closed for Christmas

November 2018

Tuesday, November 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, November 22: Museum is Closed for Thanksgiving

*Please contact Karen Geppert, Senior Welcome Ambassador, to R.S.V.P. for all events noted as “R.S.V.P. required.” Email: kgeppert@usga.org; Phone: (908) 234-2300.