Hall of Fame & Museum Leads Collaborative Effort to Create
Educational Golf Exhibit in Support of
Game's Return to the Olympics
Must see exhibition to be showcased in Olympic Museum before
to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games
St. Augustine, Florida (September 14,
2015) - In anticipation of golf's long-awaited return
to the Olympics, leaders from the golf world came together to
"SWING!", an educational golf exhibit set to be displayed in the
fan zone at the golf venue during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in
Rio de Janeiro, August 6-21.
Before its transport to Rio, the exhibit will first be displayed
in the Olympic Museum from December 9, 2015 to January 31, 2016 in
Under the guidance of the International Golf Federation, the World
Golf Hall of Fame led a collaborative effort with its partner
organizations, the British Golf Museum,
USGA Museum and Golf Canada to conceive an easy-to-understand
exhibition for fans at the Olympics.
SWING! is segmented into six "holes," each offering a theme around
the game: "Golf Today," "Equipment," "The Game," "Emblematic
Courses Worldwide," "Golf and
its Champions," "Golf & the Olympics."
Spanning nearly 1,000 square feet, the exhibition shares its
stories of the game through video, graphics and text panels as well
as with golf clubs, balls and
"The creation and subsequent promotion of this exhibition is a
boost for golf," said World Golf Hall of Fame President Jack Peter.
"Golf's return to the Olympics is
historic and we believe it is our responsibility to help educate
those who are new to the game, its rules, the equipment and the
game's icons. With the help of our
partners, we are confident that our exhibit will enable fans to
interact and better understand the game in advance of next summer's
Games in Rio de Janeiro."
Upon commencement of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, it will mark
the first time golf has been included in the program since
For more photos about the exhibition, click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127066117@N02/sets/72157657803707522
About the International Golf
The IGF was founded in 1958 to encourage the international
development of the game and to employ golf as a vehicle to foster
friendship and sportsmanship. Recognised by the International
Olympic Committee as the official international federation for
golf, the IGF is comprised of 133 Federations from 127
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About the World Golf Hall of Fame &
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum preserves and honors the
history of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great.
The Hall of Fame & Museum,
located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., serves as a
steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and
exhibitions featuring artifacts,
works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the
history of golf and its members.
The Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution and is
allied with 26 national and international golf organizations,
including The European Tour, LPGA, the
Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and
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