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OVERVIEW

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 rich heritage.

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 great.

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.