The game that was once played with sticks instead of clubs and a walnut for a ball has come a long way and it is constantly evolving. The tools we use today are better than ever, but some of the best things about golf are in the past. 
 
At Cinnabar Hills we hold dear the history of the greatest game ever played.
 
When you visit our golf course you always have to opportunity to step into The Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum. We are fortunate to have one of the finest collections of golf memorabilia and artifacts anywhere.
 
We want to help spread the history of the game. We will be featuring items from our museum in our emails and on our website. Join our email list to get golf news and specials as well as famous historical golf artifacts.
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower's Augusta National Jacket

 
The Original Green Member's Jacket worn by President Dwight D. Eisenhower when in residence at Augusta National Golf Club in the 1950s
 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
(October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969) 
 
"Ike" was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. Later in his life he became a golf enthusiast. He joined the Augusta National Golf Club in 1948. He is one of the club's most famous and ardent members.
 
He played golf frequently during and after his presidency. He was unreserved in expressing his passion for the game. He even golfed in the cold winter with special ordered golf balls painted black so he could see them against the snow.
 
He became close friends with Augusta National Chairman Clifford Roberts, inviting Roberts to stay at the White House on several occasions. President Eisenhower spent many hours on the lesson tee with head professional Ed Dudley. 
 
President Eisenhower was also a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. 
 
As you further explore our collection, you’ll find a commemorative watch, a sand wedge, and a picture painted by Eisenhower of his grandson David holding a golf club. When you come in for you next round of golf take some time to see this remarkable item and more in person.
 

A true story about Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum Founder Lee Brandenburg, Augusta National and President Eisenhower

Lee Brandenburg was stationed at Camp Gordon near Augusta National as a young lieutenant in the mid-1950s. He had read in the paper that President Eisenhower was going to be playing golf at Augusta National and he decided to investigate. He took a buddy with him and found a seldom used dirt tract that lead to the course. Lee and his buddy were apprehended by the secret service and held until President Eisenhower could play through. When the President saw the two young soldiers in uniform standing by the green he had just played, he walked over and chatted with them and, of course, told the security detail to release them.
 
This not an isolated incident. Lee has a colorful history of sneaking into events without credentials. The list is too long to mention here.
 
This wonderful story has been shared by Frank Christian, official photographer for the Augusta National from 1952 to 2000, and good friend of Lee Brandenburg.
 
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