A visit to the USGA Museum is certain to provide an experience that is fun and educational for everyone – even for visitors who may never have held a golf club in their hands before. Whether you are an avid golfer, a scholar of the game’s history, a casual sports fan, or simply someone interested in the history of American culture, the USGA Museum aims to provide an experience that is truly unique and memorable.
The Research Center of the USGA Museum is the world’s foremost repository for the game’s history. It contains more than 20,000 volumes that document the history of the game from its origins to the present. One can find books and periodicals on all aspects of the game, including Rules, instruction, equipment, biography, records, travel, club histories, literature and reference dating back to the early 1800s. The Library also contains the personal writings and papers of some of the game’s greatest personalities, including Bob Jones and Walter Travis.
The USGA Library Catalog contains records for each volume in the vast collection and is updated on a regular basis.