Grace And Grit: Women Champions Of Golf Exhibition

Aug. 1 2017, Published 2:49 p.m. ET

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The 1940s to today.

The exhibition highlights the careers and achievements of 28 Hall of Fame Members and present-day Major Champions including the 2016 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award winner and current World No. 1 player Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Lorena Ochoa.

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Annika with her scorecard in 2001 after her historic round of 59

Among the surplus of player memorabilia, the exhibit features unique artifacts including Ko’s wedges used in the final round of the 2016 ANA Inspiration. Other exhibit highlights include the personal expense report of Marilynn Smith, where she detailed all meals, lodging, and equipment costs from hundreds of golf tournaments.

Also on display is Dame Laura Davies’ full-size U.S. Women’s Open trophy from 1987 when she captured the first of her four Major titles in an 18-hole Tuesday playoff, beating out fellow Hall of Fame Members Ayako Okamoto and JoAnne Carner.

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The “Grace & Grit” exhibit is located in the Museum’s Shell Hall opposite the Hall of Fame Member bronzes.

Need some inspiration for your game? Schedule a visit at the WGHOF this summer!


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