The USGA Museum sponsors a rich array of programs designed to educate and inspire the public about the history of golf and the USGA’s role in the game’s development. The Museum offers a wide variety of programming to suit audiences of all ages. Programs and events travel across the country to USGA championship sites, member clubs, regional meetings, and national and local museums and libraries.
Members of the Museum staff are available to speak at championship sites, members clubs, regional meetings, and USGA Family Days. While the majority of the programs focus on the history of the game, speakers can also address diverse subjects such as archiving club records, writing a club history, or other topics relevant to the Museum’s mission.
Newspaper in Education Programs for Children
In conjunction with Kid Scoop, a California-based education company, the USGA Museum has developed five Newspaper in Education programs. The "Character of a Champion" series highlights four USGA champions who are true legends of the game—Patty Berg, Bob Jones, Arnold Palmer, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias. The Power Game” was developed to highlight the connection between golf and politics, putting the game in context of what was happening politically, socially and culturally in this country. Teacher's guides accompany each of the programs.
Traveling Exhibitions and Special Loans
Recognizing that there are many individuals who may never have the opportunity to visit our facility in Far Hills, N.J., the USGA Museum develops traveling exhibitions that tour the country, many in conjunction with USGA championships. The Museum also makes artifacts from its collection available for loan to museums, libraries, and other similar institutions around the country and around the world. These important programs help extend the reach of the Museum to a geographically broad and diverse audience.
For more information about the educational programs offered by the USGA Museum, or to suggest additional programming ideas, please contact Kim Gianetti, Assistant Manager, Marketing and Outreach at (908) 234-2300 x1245; or by email at KGianetti@usga.org.
Brian Duffy, a four-time veteran of NASA’s space shuttle program, visits with local schoolchildren to talk about life as an astronaut, as well as his passion for golf.
The Museum has developed four Newspaper in Education programs to help schoolchildren learn the stories of some of golf’s most inspirational figures.
Every year hundreds of Museum artifacts are sent on the road to reach golf fans unable to visit Far Hills. This special exhibit was created for the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont.