The USGA Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History, which re-opened in June 2008 to much fanfare, has extended a special admission offer to members of the New Jersey State Golf Association: buy one admission ticket, get the second for free. To take advantage of this offer, simply present your NJSGA handicap card at the Museum, which is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Museum is located at 77 Liberty Corner Road in Far Hills, NJ (Somerset County). For more information about the Museum, or for directions, go to www.usgamuseum.com.
After three years of renovation and expansion, the facility is a completely different place from its predecessor. It provides visitors the opportunity to explore golf history in America from the perspective of the USGA, its national championships and its champions. There are rooms dedicated to the accomplishments of Francis Ouimet, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer. Interactive displays, modern video and old film clips help the exhibits come alive. The visitor experience is highlighted by the Museum´s Hall of Champions, a rotunda which houses the 13 original USGA championship trophies and lists the name of every USGA champion.
In addition to the 2-for-1 offer on admission, NJSGA members also will receive a 10 percent discount in the gift shop. Tours of the USGA’s Research and Test Center, which are included with admission, are available to visitors every Friday at 1:00 pm.
NJSGA members, take advantage of this rich resource which sits right in our own backyard. Get your foursome together and make a trip to the USGA Museum this winter! The offer is good through March 31, 2009. Please contact Beth Murrison at email@example.com or (908) 234-2300, ext. 1485 if you have any questions.