The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Augustine has opened the ” Gary Player: Grand Slam Success” exhibition- a display dedicated to the prolific career and achievements of one of the best golfers who ever lived. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974, Gary Player attended the grand opening and helped cut the ceremonial ribbon inside the exhibit.
A true legend affectionately known as “The Black Knight.” Player amassed 165 global wins over a remarkable period of five decades occurring in 21 countries on six continents. The pinnacle of his revered playing career came with a victory at the 1965 United States Open when he clinched the career Grand Slam, a feat, at the time that had only been achieved by fellow Hall of Famers Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan.
“Gary has played such an integral role in globalizing the game of golf and the values he represents are what makes the Hall of Fame so proud to be able to call him our Global Ambassador,” said Jack
Peter, Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame. “We are thrilled to be able to present this exhibition which celebrates not only Gary’s tremendous success on the course, but also shares with guests the impact he has had off the course too, through his commitment to education, family, charity and fitness.”
Located on the second floor of the museum, The Gary Player exhibition features many of his major championship trophies, along with his Green Jacket from the Masters, where he still is one of the honorary starters with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and many other items rom his illustrious career. Additionally, the gallery shares the story of Player’s global adventures, the important role his family played in his life.
Guests will also have an opportunity to utilize the Hall of Fame’s new state of the art golf simulator within the exhibit, playing many of the same courses where Gary captured victories. The exhibition is also supported through unique video and photography.
The Gary Player: Grand Slam Success exhibition will be on display through 2015. For more information visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.