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World Golf Hall of Fame moving to Pinehurst in 2024

By |  August 29, 2022 0 Comments

Golfdom’s founder, Herb Graffis, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977. Now, more than 40 years later, Graffis is finding a new home.

The World Golf Hall of Fame is moving to the USGA’s new Golf House Pinehurst, on the property of Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. Ah The hall of fame is currently located in St. Augustine, Fla., where it has been for 25 years. Its new home, the Golf House Pinehurst campus, is set to open in 2024.

Additionally, World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held in Pinehurst in 2024 and 2029, to coincide with the 124th U.S. Open on Pinehurst No. 2 and the return of back-to-back U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Open Championships, also on Course No. 2.

“There’s no better connection to golf’s past, present and future than Pinehurst, and no organization that works harder than the USGA to preserve the history of this great game. We look forward to celebrating the greatest moments and golf’s greatest athletes by including the World Golf Hall of Fame as an important part of our new Pinehurst home,” said Mike Whan, CEO of the USGA. “Simply put, it just makes sense, and together with the Hall of Fame, we’re more committed than ever to delivering experiences that build even deeper connections between golf fans and those who have truly led the way in this great game.”

Project organizers say the World Golf Hall of Fame will continue to operate as an independent organization as part of the World Golf Foundation, serving as the sole administrator of the Hall of Fame induction.

“I’m confident today’s announcement and alignment with the USGA will further cement the long-term relevance and viability of the World Golf Hall of Fame, all while continuing to honor golf’s most storied individuals and artifacts,” said Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA TOUR and chairman, World Golf Foundation. “Both organizations are committed to prioritizing the preservation of golf history, which will serve fans well in the years to come.”

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