The Team USA was pitted against the International Team at The 2015 Presidents Cup from October 8th to October 11th, 2015 at Jack Nicklaus GC in South Korea. A newer variant of K-pop music and Korean culture have been gaining much attention around the world, so a bunch of visitors visit Korea to enjoy the places of interest and the food every day. However, if you are a lover of golf and travel, a tour to the World Golf History Museum is perfect for you.
The World Golf History Museum is located in Gangnam, Seoul. The museum is right next to the landmark COEX. All you need to pay is 4 dollars of admission fee. The most famous contemporary golfer Tom Morris’ statue stands at the front entrance, which reminds visitors of Tom’s great achievements in golf. Aren’t you excited to know how the golf, golf clubs, and the world golf tournaments started and developed? Let’s have a glance of the inside museum.
Origin of golf, the development of golf, and Bobby Jones’ flicker books
Golf originated in 13th century Scotland as a game played by shepherd boys. Some historians trace the modern game of golf back to 15th century Scotland, when it was the growing popularity of the game around the nation. Although the golf tournaments were suspended in U.K., along with other main countries during World War II from 1939 to 1945, the deadliest conflict in human history, but later the games were gradually broadcasted on television in U.S. and in other countries. John G. Reid, the father of American golf, set up America’s first golf club the same year, St. Andrews Golf Club in Yonkers, New York.
While golf was popular in the States from 1920 to 1930, the famous golfer Bobby Jones designed the flicker books complete set of three volumes. The three volumes mainly include ‘golf swings’ for driver, iron, and putter’. The flicker books create animation when you flip through them. We can tell you how enormous the world-wide press attention was on Bobby’s flicker books in the era of no televisions.
The fashion in golf clothes
If you walk close to the middle of the museum, a display of the fashion in golf clothes from the 15th century will be right in front of you. However, the official golf clothes did not appear until the end of the 17th century. You can tell from the photos that the golfers wore casual clothing to enjoy golf from 15th to 17th century. We found something interesting. Can you see a Green Jacket? Green Jacket is the symbol of Master Championship and was absolutely tailor-made for the champion back then.
Besides, information on the evolution of golf ball, the introduction to the famous world-wide golf tournaments, the history of golf club and Korean golf are well presented in the museum, which makes your visit worthwhile. It will definitely make your day to shop at COEX and visit the next door World Golf History Museum.