World Golf Hall of Fame to hold induction ceremony in NYC during Presidents Cup week


The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will stage its 2017 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in New York City in conjunction with the Presidents Cup, to be played at nearby Liberty National Golf Club.

“The addition of the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony enhances what will already be an exciting Presidents Cup week,” said Tim Finchem, PGA Tour commissioner and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors.

Jack Peter, president of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, is also excited about the opportunity.

“The opportunity to align the biennial Induction Ceremony with the Presidents Cup in one of the most vibrant cities in the world is thoroughly in line with our objective to raise the profile of the institution,” Peter said. “The Presidents Cup captures a robust international audience, and we look forward to kicking off the week’s celebrations with the enshrinement of another deserving induction class.”

Venue details as well as the Induction Class of 2017 will be announced later this fall.

Last summer, the ceremony was staged the week of the 144th Open Championship in historic St. Andrews, Scotland, where Dame Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and the late A.W. Tillinghast were enshrined.

Located in World Golf Village in St. Augustine, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum features interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members.