ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (August 2, 2016) – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum announced today it will stage its 2017 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in New York City in conjunction with the Presidents Cup to be played at nearby Liberty National Golf Club. Venue details as well as the Induction Class of 2017 will be announced later this fall.
“The addition of the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony enhances what will already be an exciting Presidents Cup week,” said Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR Commissioner and Chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors.
“The opportunity to align the biennial Induction Ceremony with the Presidents Cup in one of the most vibrant cities in the world is thoroughly in line with our objective to raise the profile of the institution,” said Jack Peter, President of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. “The Presidents Cup captures a robust international audience, and we look forward to kicking off the week’s celebrations with the enshrinement of another deserving Induction Class.”
Last summer the Induction Ceremony was staged the week of the 144th Open Championship in historic St Andrews, Scotland, where Dame Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and the late A.W. Tillinghast were enshrined.
For more information on the Induction Ceremony or to learn more about the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
About the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum preserves and honors the history of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great. The Hall of Fame & Museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, serves as a steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members. The Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution and is allied with 26 national and international golf organizations, including The European Tour, LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA. To learn more about the World Golf Hall of Fame or to lend support, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
As the sole founding partner of World Golf Hall of Fame, Shell Oil Company provides financial support and plays the lead role in charitable initiatives aimed at introducing golf to young people, and through the golf experience promotes scholastic achievement, community service and those values intrinsic to the game of golf: honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.