Golf fans will know that at the start of April its time for the first golf Major of the year, The Masters. The tournament is played at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia as the worlds best players compete for the coveted green jacket. Golf cart fans will also know that Augusta is home to the two major names in golf carts, Club Car and E-Z-Go. E-Z-Go was founded in Georgia in 1954 and Club Car was started in 1958 and they now build hundreds of thousands of golf carts per year combined.
As the sporting world is focused on Augusta for The Masters tournament the local Augusta Museum of history is running an exhibition that celebrates the grand game of golf. The Celebrating a Grand Tradition exhibition explores how the golf has evolved over the centuries, the technological advances of tees, balls and clubs, as well as the rich history of golf in the Augusta region, including the humble golf cart. As Augusta has been at the center of golf cart development over the last 60 years the museum has recognized this and several golf carts are displayed in this exhibition.
The exhibition features various vintage E-Z-Go golf carts (pictured above) as well as more modern carts from Club Car and traces cart development from the first 3-wheeled carts. The show also highlights the four oldest golf clubs in the Augusta area: Palmetto Golf Club, Augusta Country Club, Forest Hills Golf Club, and the Augusta National Golf Club; and the biggest players in the golf world are showcased including, Bobby Jones, Patty Berg, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicholas, and Tiger Woods.
So if you're a golf fan that is in Augusta for the Masters why not visit The Augusta Museum of History and take a tour of the Celebrating a Grand Tradition exhibition to learn about the history of the golf cart.
The Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA. +1 706.722.8454
The Augusta Museum of History will be open all of Master's Week, including Easter Sunday. Hours are Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm.