Friday, March 27, 2009

Far Hills, New Jersey: USGA Golf House

This was one of the best surprises in our travels -- the USGA Golf House is quite nice. It makes a fine first impression, with a well-maintained, spreading lawn that looks something like a fairway. In addition to the administrative buildings, there is a museum that's open to the public.

The museum has a variety of exhibits, including this one of Alan Shepard's golf club used on the Moon. He got good distance with no atmosphere and one-sixth of Earth's gravity. There are tributes to golfers like Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan, and displays of the USGA trophies. In addition, they give out test golf balls sent in by manufacturers.

Even non-golfers in the group enjoyed this stop, and the expansion program will make it even better in the future.

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