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World Golf 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 departure
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 create
"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 Lausanne (Switzerland).


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
unique artifacts.


"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 1904.


For more photos about the exhibition, click here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/127066117@N02/sets/72157657803707522


About the International Golf Federation:

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 countries.
The IGF serves as the International Olympic Committee's recognized International Federation for golf. Copyright © 2012 International Golf Federation.
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About the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

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 USGA. To learn more about the Hall of Fame or to lend support, visit
www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.