“Golf is usually played with the outward appearance of great dignity. It is, nevertheless, a game of considerable passion – either of the explosive type, or that which burns inwardly and sears the soul.” – Bobby Jones
There are those who play the game of golf. Then there are those who love the game. A trip to the Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida on my 40th birthday confirmed the latter.
Anyone who has not been to the attraction doesn’t know the tingling feeling that comes with reading the above quote and knowing, personally, that passion for the game that has given so much to so many lives.
A trip to the museum in St. Augustine is well worth the trip. Visitors not only learn about the triumphs and struggles of great golfers we have come to know, but get a real feeling of the rich history and tradition of golf while viewing artifacts, memorabilia and equipment from more than 200 years ago.
Learn about Nancy Lopez and her Barbie dolls. Or see the red, white and blue driver used by Bing Crosby. Even the lunch box that Sam Snead carried to grade school can be pondered.
Of course, there are many more exhibits that cannot be described in this space. Just like my first time to Augusta, though. As I walked around in total awe, I wondered to myself…”What took me so long to get here?”.
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