Top 5 Rare Items the USGA Acquired in 2023 for It’s Golf Museum and Library

Published 12/19/2023, 7:00 AM EST

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The game of golf is rich with a wonderful history! However, as each moment or event passes by, the golfing world makes sure to grab ahold of the same in a bid to preserve it. Fortunately, 2023 wasn’t any different as the USGA Golf Museum and Library managed to do it yet again by looking after the sport’s past!

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The museum, every year, makes sure to add to its collection different artifacts that record the history of the game of golf. And, as the year comes to an end, the community becomes naturally curious about the top items that made the collection this time around.

Top items that USGA gained

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1. The 2023 U.S. Open artifacts: While many including the likes of Rickie Fowler, along with Matthew Fitzpatrick donated their gloves and balls respectively, the champion Wyndham Clark went ahead to give away his shoes and shirt. Moreover, donating the set he wore for the final round when he scored an even par 70 made it even more special, etching the same into history.

2. Jack Nicklaus’s picture: The USGA managed to acquire the pair of Andy Warhol’s famous silkscreen prints that captured the golfing legend. Coupled with a unique ink drawing by the artist “of a child in traditional Dutch-style clothing” playing the sport, the set of the 18X major champ’s portrait painted in mauve and yellow colors is, undoubtedly, an invaluable part of the game’s past.

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3. The 2023 U.S. Women’s Open artifacts: From drawing in a record number of viewers during the final rounds to witnessing the final appearance of Michelle Wie West on the greens once again, the major that took place this year was able to mark history in the sport on multiple fronts. And, Annika Sorenstam, along with West donated the gloves they wore on Friday which was their final round. Moreover, the museum was also able to acquire the champion Allisen Corpuz’s golf towel.

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4. President Eisenhower’s golf cart: The museum has a lot of artifacts used by ex-presidents including those belonging to William Howard Taft. However, 2023 saw yet another addition to the collection in the form of President Dwight Eisenhower’s personal golf cart. Moreover, the item donated by the World Golf Hall of Fame marks a point of time in U.S. history when the sport grew tremendously in the country, leading to a special highlighting of the game of golf.

5. Ted Rhodes’s equipment: A legend in his own right, the African American went ahead to prove his mettle during the 1948 U.S. Open, being the first person of his descent to do so. Although he didn’t manage to win the major, the bravery and courage he demonstrated against racial discrimination marks the items he used, including four of his clubs, two headcovers, and a golf bag as true artifacts of the sport.

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Well, all of these are but some of the many relics that mark special moments in the history of golf. Moreover, these remnants of the past would indubitably help future aspiring golfers and lovers of the sport to connect to it better.

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