World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum located in St. Augustine, Florida unveiled its Phase IV Strategic Plan in March that includes recognizing and preserving the legacies of the game’s greatest players and contributors, and a new direction that will include programs and initiatives to help preserve the history of the game. This new initiative will gradually transition the Hall of Fame to become a central repository for golf’s history, with particular emphasis on the professional game. The institution will focus more attention and resources on research, education and data capture in an effort to provide stories and content to fans, media and others.
The new effort is highlighted by the addition of Dr. Anthony Parker as the Hall of Fame’s official Historian. Dr. Parker comes from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s first college, where he served as the Curator of Golf Collections, and will oversee plans to maintain and increase the Hall’s archive of physical and intellectual golf history. Under Parker’s direction, the golf collection at the University became a world-renowned archive. With its vast assemblage of documents and photos, St. Andrews was able to create exhibitions and facilitate research, including new works about Old & Young Tom Morris.” I am looking forward to joining the team at the World Golf Hall of Fame,” said Parker. ” I am excited about this new strategic initiative and believe it will serve to support and preserve the heritage of this great game.”
“This is an important and exciting philosophical shift for us,” said Jack Peter, Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame. “It comes after nearly a year of discussions with a broad cross section of our constituents and Board of Directors. By increasing the scope of the Hall’s preservation work, our goal is to provide even greater value to the game and its fans. We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Parker and look forward to his leadership in helping guide those efforts.”
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