World Golf Hall of Fame Tees Up For Rio 2016 With Special Exhibit

Posted by: Cathy Eng in Golf, Local Events, News, WGV Amenities

The world is ramping up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating with a new exhibit dedicated to golf’s place in Olympic history.

Dubbed “Road to Rio: Golf’s Return to the Olympics,” the exhibit features two rare gold and silver medals won by H. Chandler Egan at the 1904 Summer Games, information about the Olympic qualifiers, changes to Olympic uniforms from 1900 to today, and more. Visitors can even have a photo taken on the Olympic podium holding their country’s flag.

This is the first year since those 1904 Olympics that golf is included in the games. The men’s golf tournament will be held Aug. 11 through Aug. 14 followed by the women who will play Aug. 17 through Aug. 20.

Be sure to tune in on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. for the Opening Ceremony on NBC! Click here to see the full schedule of events for all 28 sports.

For more information about the Road to Rio exhibit at the World Golf Hall of Fame, visit http://www.worldgolfhalloffame.org/ or call (904) 940-4000.


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