Wednesday, 28th September, 2016

SWING! Golf returns to the Games

Story published at 13:13, Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


A must-see exhibition in the Olympic Museum’s Gallery from 9th December 2015 to 31st January, 2016. Free entrance.

 

SWING Golf OlympicsAfter a 112-year absence, golf is returning to the Olympic programme in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro! To mark this event, The Olympic Museum is devoting an exhibition to golf that will be previewed from 9 December 2015 to 31 January 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Staged at two editions of the Games (Paris 1900 and St Louis 1904), golf is getting its Olympic swing back. The design, with its several “holes”, offers a “walk through the course” to visitors, enabling them to discover everything about this sport before the upcoming Games: its origins, the equipment, Rules, courses and the biggest golfing icons. No “green fee” is required to enter, as the exhibition is free of charge.

Take advantage before its imminent departure to Rio de Janeiro, where it will be presented in the fan zone at the golf venue during the Games.

A six-hole design:

The exhibition, which plans to swing around the world, focuses on a 6 hole course, guiding visitors to discover Golf.

Six themes are covered:

  • Golf today;
  • The equipment;
  • The game;
  • Golf’s main courses;
  • Golf and its champions;
  • Golf at the Olympic Games.

This exhibition was created by the Olympic Museum in partnership with the International Golf Federation (IGF), with the scientific help of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum (USA), The R&A (UK), USGA Museum and Golf Canada. The scenography was imagined by L’atelier Caravane.

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