Museum launches PGA Centenary exhibit

With the official 100th birthday celebrations of the PGA underway, a special exhibition “100 Years of Professional Golf in Australia” has been launched by the Golf Museum at Granville in Sydney.

Museum head and PGA Life Member Tom Moore has worked tirelessly in recent months gathering material for the exhibition which will be open for viewing until at least Christmas.

The museum will also open one extra day per week for the duration of the exhibition to encourage more golfers to inspect the array of wares on display.

“Being the 100th anniversary of the PGA we felt we needed to do something special to recognise the contribution of professionals to the game in this country,” Moore, who became a life member of the association this year, told PGA Mail.

“The museum has a fabulous collection of historic items and it’s important that those involved in the game understand what has gone before.”

The new exhibition includes 10 life size banners featuring images of leading professionals from each decade of the PGA’s existence as well as items of historical significance from some of the country’s greatest professionals.

Included in the exhibition are Carnegie Clark’s original set of clubs and the tool box of Dan Soutar.

Both Soutar and Clark were among the 15 professionals instrumental in forming the PGA on September 19, 1911.

The museum will also extend its operating hours for the duration of the exhibition, opening both Thursdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm.

Source – PGA Australia