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Video: Visiting The Jack Nicklaus Museum

Memorial week may be over but the collection at the Jack Nicklaus Museum at THE Ohio State University remains an amazing place to visit year-round. I had never been to the 11-year-old facility on the Ohio State campus, but we were lucky enough to get a tour from curator Steve Auch, who has pieced together and maintained a tribute to to the greatest player ever.

If you have even a faint interest in golf history, you will be blown away by the artifacts and backstories to the memorabilia on display.

We filmed several vignettes, here is part one:

And part two, with parts three, four and five coming later.

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Reader Comments (6)

Thanks, Geoff. Really looks like something to see. That driver is the one he used to hit it past the second crosswalk on the first hole at Augusta when he was playing a game with which Bobby Jones his own self was not familiar. I have a friend who still talks about that, 50 years later.
06.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Six-year-old Tom Pernice called in to have officials check the COR on it.
06.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Neat layout of the rooms and doorways. At 1:03 in the first clip you see through 4 doorways and above the doorways you can see in one view lettering that identifies the contents of the room. Nice touch.
Jack's "ready to attack" look at the top of his backswing with that old driver brings to mind yet another thing he and Tiger have in common: In their own times, there are/were precious few contemporaries, if any, who could match their pure athletic wherewithall.

I remind young folks all the time, regardless of those photos of a pudgy Jack in the mid-60s, he was the Tour's best overall athlete. Don't think that didn't make a difference.
06.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWillie
He also used this driver to win the long drive contest at the 1963 PGA at Dallas Athletic Club. My Dad still talks about it. So does Jack--he still carries the money clip given as a prize moment. Winning drive Jack hit: 341 yards.
06.3.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdw
I have visited the museum, and like Mr. Nicklaus himself, it is first class. A must see for those interested in golf history and the Golden Bear...
09.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob

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