The Home of American Golf Is filled with so much history, that’s why any visit to the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area must include a tour of the Carolinas Golf Association Hall of History.
The Xan Law, Jr., Hall of History opened in February 2018 and is filled with a collection of clubs, scorecards, pictures, trophies and people who have made this part of the country one of the most historic when it comes to golf.
The official opening ceremony included a dedication card with a remembrance written by Ron Green Jr. from Charlotte that included, “Xan Law, Jr. loved golf the way mothers love their children and among his many gifts, Xan showed everyone he came in contact with that golf is about more than the course we play and the shots we hit.”
Golfers from all over the Carolinas contributed items to the hall. In fact, the space for the display not only fills the hall, but most of the space in the Carolinas Golf Association headquarters in Southern Pines.
In addition to the many trophies, there are descriptions of events, players and milestones. Learn about our amateurs like Bill Joe Patton and Bill Harvey along with PGA professionals like Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, Jay Haas and Lucas Glover, who all have Carolina roots.
“Since beginning this project a couple of years ago, we uncovered so much about golf in the Carolinas that it was akin to discovering one’s genealogy,” said Jack Nance, CGA executive director. “We learned many aspects as to why this association is so great today.”
The Hall of History is open to the public during business hours of the Carolinas Golf Association (8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) located at 140 Ridge Road in Southern Pines, across the street from Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club.