On a cold blustery March day I had the opportunity to spend a couple hours touring the Jack Nicklaus Museum located in the heart of The Ohio State University sports complex in Jack's hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
The museum is a 24,000 square-foot educational and historical facility.
2355 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43210
This statue was commissioned by Golf Magazine to honor Jack Nicklaus as golfer of the century, 1888—1988……
and the tour begins.With The Legends of Golf….
Nicklaus was born in the Columbus, Ohio , the son of pharmacist Charlie Nicklaus (who ran several sites named Nicklaus Drug Store) and his wife Helen.. Jack Nicklaus is a “family man” whether as a son,husband,or father.
There are video screens in many of the “rooms” of the museum. This is a screen shot from one of them.
“My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.” J.N.
“Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.” J.N.
“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” J.N.
“A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.” J.N.
Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club
“I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.” J.N…. I really like this quote…..
The PGA Championship (sometimes, especially outside of the United States referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship or U.S. PGA) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf.
“The game is meant to be fun.” J.N. and most golfers…
F.Y.I.:: The U.S. Open scheduled so, if there are no weather delays, the final round is played on the third Sunday of June, which is Father's Day.
“Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.” J.N
“Some places it could have been worse. Some places it could have been better. Tomorrow is another day.” J.N.
Golf course design:: Nicklaus is in partnership with his four sons and his son-in-law through their company, Nicklaus Design. The company had 299 courses open for play at the end of 2005, which was nearly 1% of all the courses in the world .. WIKI
The tour of the museum ends with an 18 minute presentation in the theater (narrated by Sean Connery). I found the presentation enjoyable as I did the other presentations in the different rooms.
Three screens all with a different image…
Concentration & Determination
Now we end our walkabout back where we started
"The Golden Bear" Jack was raised in Upper Arlington, and attended Upper Arlington High School, whose nickname and mascot are called the Golden Bears.
..Thanks for stopping by..This may be the longest post I’ve done, but as many of you know I really enjoy golf. See most recent golf post from Ocean Isle.. I also like visiting museums and I’m about two or three posts behind in that area depending on how you count.LOL… If you enjoyed the post or are a golfer go ahead and
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The Jack Nicklaus Museum Virtual Walkabout at My Quality Time …Had to put in one joke…..