The World Golf Hall of Fame honors the history of the game by
preserving the legacies of 150 of the greatest players and
contributors to the game from around the world through stories of
the achievements and experiences of the
HALL OF FAME MEMBERS.
The Hall of Fame's annual
INDUCTION CEREMONY is the highlight of every other year, when
new members are welcomed into the Hall of Fame in an
internationally televised event that celebrates the game's long and
This exciting mission guides us every day. The World Golf Hall
of Fame, open since 1998 at World Golf Village in historic St.
Augustine, Florida, is a focal point for the celebration of the
past, present and future of the great game of golf.
A Global Institution
After years of refining its cause and determining its role
within the worldwide golf community, the World Golf Hall of Fame
& Museum opened in 1998.
Plans for the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum originated
with former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman, whose vision focused
on creating an institution where the greatest players on the PGA
TOUR would be honored and celebrated for generations to come.
Beman's vision became bigger over time, and the concept escalated
into a worldwide effort that would come to enjoy unprecedented
collaboration among the international golf community.
Today, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum works closely
with the world's leading golf organizations, including the PGA
TOUR, LPGA, the Masters, USGA, PGA of America, PGA European Tour
and The R&A, along with the professional tours in Asia,
Australia, Japan and South Africa.
Each of these organizations believes in the Hall of Fame's
mission and recognizes the importance of the legacy and honoring
the history of golf and the legacies of those who have made it
Currently, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum has embarked
on a focused initiative to become a trusted source for golf's
history and legacy matters. The new initiative will gradually
transition the Hall of Fame to become a central repository for
golf's history, with particular emphasis on the professional game.
The Hall of Fame will focus more attention and resources on
research, education and data capture in an effort to provide
stories and content to fans, media and others.