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The Massachusetts Golf Hall of Fame & Museum was established in 2002 to celebrate the rich and storied history of golf in Massachusetts and to preserve and honor the legacies of those who have made an indelible mark on the game of golf in the Bay State and beyond.
Since its founding, the Hall of Fame has inducted 17 individuals divided into three different induction classes (2002, 2014 & 2016). In addition to plaques celebration each inductee, the museum has a vast collection of trophies, medals, newspaper clippings, and other historical artifacts on display.
Please scroll down to learn more about the Hall of Fame and its induction categories, as well as hours and information about visiting the Golf Museum.
Each inductee was nominated and thereafter inducted in one of the following four categories:
A successful candidate should demonstrate a significant playing record or resume of achievement within the state of Massachusetts.
A successful candidate should have made an extraordinary contribution through their teaching or other talents or have otherwise demonstrated a high degree of commitment to the sport of golf in Massachusetts.
A successful candidate should have, by virtue of name recognition or distinguished service, brought honor, distinction, and favorable attention to golf in Massachusetts. Candidates should have served in an organization as a professional or volunteer administrator at a community, state, or national level.
A successful candidate should have made an outstanding and extraordinary contribution to amateur or professional sport in Massachusetts other than as a competitor. Candidates must be based in Massachusetts or demonstrated a unique and extraordinary focus through work or actions related to Bay State golf.
In honor of the rich tradition of golf in Massachusetts and the individuals who have shaped the game over the past century, the Massachusetts Golf Association constructed a Golf Museum, Library, and Hall of Fame on the first floor of the William F. Connell Golf House & Museum in Norton, MA.
This facility serves as the sole forum to honor local heroes and events that have made indelible marks on the game of golf and preserve their legacy for years to come. The Golf Museum, Library and Hall of Fame takes visitors, both old and young, on a journey back in time to understand and appreciate the contributions made by such local legends as Francis Ouimet, Paul Harney, The Curtis Sisters, and Pat Bradley. Only in this setting will the rich golf heritage of Massachusetts be properly preserved for generations to come.
This first-of-its-kind museum in Massachusetts pays tribute to the people and moments — both past and present — that have created our state’s rich golf heritage. It features interactive kiosks, multimedia quizzes, a replica of the Francis Ouimet Library, Hall of Trophies and a video tribute to the game of golf in Massachusetts.
The Hall of Fame & Museum was founded in coordination with the 2003 opening of the William F. Connell Golf House & Museum in Norton, MA. Located on the grounds of the TPC of Boston golf course, the facility serves as home to the state’s top amateur golf organizations.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Hall of Fame & Museum is currently closed to the public.
Questions on the Hall of Fame nomination process or the Museum may be directed to:
Attn: MGHOF Committee
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766