Players at the 2012 Genesis Junior Open had the chance to get up close to golf’s wonderful history at the USGA Museum after the first round of play. With the USGA campus located just 15 minutes from Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, the AJGA took full advantage of the opportunity to get the
next generation of golfers and their families to the home of golf in the United States.
The buzz on the first tee the next morning was that the Museum was excellent, but the USGA Test and Research Center was the star of the show. Learning how golf equipment is tested for conformity was a real crowd-pleaser. And seeing some of the equipment that missed the cut was good for plenty of laughs. Case in point: Lasers in hats? Genius, maybe. But conforming? No.
Also popular was The Pynes Putting Course, where replica antique putters and golf balls were put to the test on an enormous undulating green. Prizes and food perfectly topped off the occasion.
Thank you to the staff of the USGA Museum for helping create such a memorable experience for the AJGA tournament participants, proving once again that not all the fun takes place on the golf course.
See Facebook Album for more photos.