THE Golf Museum in Granville in Sydney is always a fascinating place to visit and even more so now with the launch of a special exhibit “100 Years of Professional Golf in Australia”.
Museum head and PGA Life Member Tom Moore has worked tirelessly in recent months gathering material for the exhibition which will be open for viewing until at least Christmas.
The museum will also open one extra day per week for the duration of the exhibition to encourage more golfers to inspect the array of wares on display.
“Being the 100th anniversary of the PGA we felt we needed to do something special to recognise the contribution of professionals to the game in this country,” Moore, who became a life member of the association this year, told the PGA Mail.
“The museum has a fabulous collection of historic items and it’s important that those involved in the game understand what has gone before.”
The new exhibition includes 10 life size banners featuring images of leading professionals from each decade of the PGA’s existence as well as items of historical significance from some of the country’s greatest professionals.
Included in the exhibition are Carnegie Clark’s original set of clubs and the tool box of Dan Soutar.
Both Soutar and Clark were among the 15 professionals instrumental in forming the PGA on September 19, 1911.
The launch today was attended by two of Australia’s oldest living PGA members, 98-year-old Al Howard and 96-year-old Dan Cullen.
The museum will be open on Thursdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm.
It is located at above Golf Mart at 4 Parramatta Road, Granville.