Two artifacts were stolen from USGA museum
By mustang6560 on 5/16/12
A spokesperson for the USGA Museum confirmed that the museum was robbed earlier this morning and two "artifacts" were stolen. One of the artifacts was the U.S. Amateur trophy and the other was a replica of Ben Hogan's 1953 Hickock Belt award.
The U.S. Amateur trophy, which was created in 1926 (after the original trophy was destroyed by a fire in 1925 at East Lake CC in Atlanta) and retired in 1992, and a replica of Ben Hogan's 1953 Hickock Belt award, which the USGA acquired from the late Hogan's estate in 1998 and has been on display since 1999, were stolen, the USGA confirmed.

"This is a deplorable incident, but we are thankful for the safety of our staff," the USGA said in a statement. "These historical artifacts are an important part of our collection, and their loss is a great disappointment. We are working closely with the Bernards Township Police Department to aid in their recovery.”
I can't believe someone (or two) would have the nerve to use the day of my birth for evil, especially related to golf!

I know - shameless plug for my birthday. But, if I have to work on my birthday, you have to hear about it.

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[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
Happy Birthday Nathan!!!
falcon50driver says:
Have you ever had a hole in one?
Matt F says:
Using your own clubs?
komega19 says:
Stolen trophy? On your birthday? coincidence?
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