Tony Jacklin Exhibit
This exhibit is in the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum for a couple of reasons. Tony Jacklin is a two-time major championship winner; he won the 1969 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes and the 1970 US Open at Hazeltine National Golf Club. He was a multiple winner on three different golf tours (4 PGA tour wins, 2 European Tour victories, and 2 PGA Champions Tour wins) for a total of 15 professional wins. He was the captain of the European Ryder Cup teams from 1983 - 1987.
A number of years ago, Mr. Jacklin developed a personal friendship with Lee Brandenburg. Tony and Lee visited each other, whether in Florida or California, and they eventually started playing in an exclusive Par 3 event in England. Tony has given Lee his Ryder Cup captain's jacket, which is on display in the museum. Tony is not only a talented golf professional, he also has a singing talent and has recorded a couple of albums. One of these albums is on display as well. In addition, he has created a number of unique wood carving pictures using a technique called marquetry. In our Jacklin exhibit, Jacklin's marquetry pictures of Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods, Marlon Brando, and the most important one, of Lee Brandenburg which Tony surprised Lee with during one of his visits, are on display. The trophy which Lee won during the Concession Club golf tournament at Tony's golf club a few years ago is also included.
The museum is open to the public during regular business hours at Cinnabar Hills. Admission is free.