TUESDAY WAS THE GRAND OPENING of the USGA’s new Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History.
“I’ve received a lot of honors, but this may top them all,” Palmer told attendees.
The centerpiece of the new center is the Hall of Champions, which includes all 13 original USGA championship trophies and has the name of each champion inscribed on bronze panels.
“The USGA Museum and Archives has worked diligently to preserve the rich traditions and history of the game for more than 70 years,” USGA Museum Director Rand Jerris told me last year.
“The new Palmer Center will allow us to showcase these artifacts properly for the first time in our history.”
If you’re in the area (or not), it’s worth a trip to Far Hills, New Jersey, which is about a J.D. Holmes drive and 9-iron from New York City.
Palmer was also on hand at a nearby Callaway facility (see photo) to promote Callaway Performance Center custom-fitting locations.
−The Armchair Golfer
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