The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. Augustine, Florida, in the United States, and it is unusual among sports halls of fame in that a single site serves both men and women. St Augustine is the County seat of St Johns County, Florida, in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of Museum established for any a field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field It is supported by a consortium of 26 golf organizations from all over the world. 
The Hall of Fame Museum Building is designed by the museum architecture specialist firm of E. Verner Johnson and Associates of Boston, MA. They also produced the museum master plan that established the overall size, mission and qualities of the overall museum and the surrounding facilities and site.
The Hall of Fame Museum features a permanent exhibition and a rolling program of temporary exhibitions. Designed by museum design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the Hall of Fame and exhibition area contains exhibits on the game's history, heritage, and techniques; major players and organizations; golf course design, equipment, and dress; and new directions, such as ecological concerns in course management. Widely acknowledged as the world's largest and preeminent Museum exhibition design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA has offices in New York City, London A golf course consists of a series of holes each consisting of a Teeing ground, Fairway, rough and other hazards and a green with a pin and cup all designed for 
The World Golf Hall of Fame was originally located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and was privately operated by Diamondhead Corp. Pinehurst is a village in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. , then owners of the Pinehurst Resort. Pinehurst Resort is an historic upmarket Golf resort at Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA It opened in September 1974 with an initial class of 13 members. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar.  To start with it was a local project, but the PGA of America took over management in 1983 and acquired full ownership in 1986. Founded in 1916 the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, and is the largest working sports organization
Two other halls of fame have been merged into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The PGA of America established one in 1940, which was merged into the Pinehurst Hall in the 1980s. The Hall of Fame of Women's Golf was established by the LPGA in 1951, with four charter members: Patty Berg, Betty Jameson, Louise Suggs, and Babe Zaharias. Patricia Jane Berg (February 13 1918 – September 10 2006 was a founding member and then leading player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA Tour during the Amateur career Suggs was born in Atlanta Georgia. She had a very successful amateur career Mildred Ella ("Babe" Didrikson Zaharias ( June 26, 1911 &ndash September 27, 1956) was an American athlete named It was inactive for some years, but in 1967 it moved into its first physical premises, which were in Augusta, Georgia and was renamed the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame. Augusta Georgia is a city in Richmond County, Georgia, United States. In 1998 it merged into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
In 1994 the global golf industry established a non-profit making body called the World Golf Foundation to promote the sport, with the creation of an enhanced Hall of Fame as one of its main objectives. Construction at the new site in St. Augustine began in 1996 and the new facility opened on May 19, 1998. Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)
The World Golf Hall of Fame is a Founding Sports Partner of the Sports Museum of America, joining more than 50 other single-sport Halls of Fame, National Governing Bodies, Museums and other organizations across North America to richly celebrate the history, grandeur and significance of sports in American culture. The Sports Museum of America (SmA opened May 7, 2008 as the United States ' first national sports museum dedicated to the history and cultural significance Set to open in New York City on May 7, 2008, the Sports Museum of America will showcase the World Golf Hall of Fame in its Hall of Halls Gallery (along with providing an annual donation) in return for sharing some of the museum's valuable golf artifacts and its support of the creation of the Nation's first all-sports museum experience.
Members are inducted into the Hall of Fame in one of five categories: PGA Tour/Champions Tour, LPGA Tour, International, Lifetime Achievement, and Veterans.
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Voters may vote for up to 30% of the players on the ballot. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the main professional Golf tours in the United States. The Champions Tour, a Golf tour run by the PGA Tour, hosts a series of events annually The men's major golf championships, often referred to simply as "the majors" are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional Golf. The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. The men's major golf championships, often referred to simply as "the majors" are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional Golf. Men's professional senior Golf is for players aged 50 and above If a player is named on less than 5% of the ballots for two consecutive years, they are dropped from the ballot. Players not elected can remain on the ballot for up to 15 years (prior to 2007 the limit was 10 years). 
LPGA Tour golfers are eligible through a point system. The LPGA, in full the Ladies Professional Golf Association, is an American organization for female professional Golfers The organization whose headquarters are Since 1999, LPGA members automatically qualify for World Golf Hall of Fame membership when they meet these three criteria:
Before 1999, players had to win 30 tournaments, including two majors; 35 tournaments with one major; or 40 tournaments in all to automatically qualify. At one time, players had to win two different majors to qualify with 30 wins, but this was changed earlier in the 1990s.
Men and women golfers not fully eligible for PGA/Champions Tour ballot or the LPGA Tour point system are eligible for the International ballot if they meet the following requirements (beginning with the 1996 election):
Election requirements: same as PGA Tour ballot. The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading men's professional Golf tours in Europe the elite European Tour, the European The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent Golf tour. It was founded in 1973 and as of 2006 it offers the third highest annual prize fund out of the regular (that is not for The Sunshine Tour is a men's professional Golf tour based in Southern Africa The PGA Tour of Australasia is a professional Golf tour for men The Champions Tour, a Golf tour run by the PGA Tour, hosts a series of events annually The Ryder Cup is a Golf trophy donated by Samuel Ryder, which is awarded Biennially in an event called the "Ryder Cup Matches" between teams from The Presidents Cup is a series of men's Golf matches between a United States team and an International Team representing the rest of the world less Europe The Japan LPGA Tour is a professional Golf tour for women organised by the Ladies Professional Golfers' Association of Japan The Ladies European Tour is a professional Golf tour for women which was founded in 1979 The Solheim Cup is a biennial Golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States.
There is also a "lifetime achievement" category through which anyone who has made a major contribution to the organization or promotion of the sport may be selected, for example, Bob Hope. Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in These members are chosen by the Hall of Fame's Board of Directors. Naturally they all played golf, in some cases with some competitive success, but it wasn't their play which won them a place in the Hall of Fame.
The last category was created to honor professional or amateur players whose career concluded at least 30 years ago. These members are also chosen by the Hall of Fame's Board of Directors.
New members are inducted each October or November, and by November 2007 there were 120 members. The results of the annual ballots are announced each April. New entrants in the Lifetime Achievement and Veteran's categories are announced at irregular intervals.
Unless stated otherwise these men were inducted mainly for their on-course success. The exceptions mostly correspond with the lifetime achievement category, but not quite. For example Charlie Sifford was notable as a player but was inducted for lifetime achievement.
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