Visit this central Ohio museum to learn more about Jack Nicklaus, an athlete with central Ohio roots named "Golfer of the Century" by numerous golf publications.
The Golden Bear
Jack Nicklaus hails from central Ohio and attended Upper Arlington High School and Ohio State. The school's namesake and a shopping center in Upper Arlington reference this. Each year, thousands flock to Dublin for The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, one of the many golf courses that Nicklaus has designed.
The musuem features more than 2,000 items from his career, incuding the famous "green jacket" from The Masters and his numerous trophies, awards, scorecards, golf equipment, photos and other mementos. He has won the most Masters tournaments and his six trophies are the most housed in any place in the world.
In addition to his golf career, the museum includes a recreated room from the Nicklaus house in Florida, magazine covers, artwork of the golfer and other family items. The museum also shows his "second career" of designing golf courses. Nicklaus has designed 380 courses in various countries, including ones on islands such as Grand Cayman and Tahiti.
The Ohio State golf program, information about turf grass and the history of golf are also found at the museum.
It is recommended that visitors allow about 1.5 hours to tour the museum and watch the video in the theater. A small gift shop is located near the entrance.
The museum is located at 2355 Olentangy River Road next to the Schottenstein Center. The cost to visit the musuem is $10 for adults, $5 for students with I.D. and free for ages six and under. Free parking is located in the rear of the building.
Here's a link for a video preview of the museum: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/pages/video.html?ooid=M1azkybjp-2bK-Cy7ggmv7E6xQVuomrL&cmpid=share
***Discount coupons can be found in Entertainment books and the museum offers an AAA discount.***