Those who ignore golf history are doomed to repeat it, particularly the once-popular practice of using rabid hedgehogs as balls. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $10, you get admission for two adults to the Jack Nicklaus Museum, located in the heart of The Ohio State University's sports complex (a $20 value).
The 24,000-square-foot Jack Nicklaus Museum slices through the history of golf and focuses on one of the sport's most well-known icons. Peruse the museum's Legends of Golf gallery, where links lovers can discover the sport's Scottish roots and trace the evolution of essential equipment, from wooden clubs to titanium drivers to adamantium visors. The mementos found within the Major Championships galleries tell the story of Nicklaus and his 18 major professional titles, including six Masters trophies, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Open wins, and three state-spelling-bee upsets. Follow the legend's lifelong golf journey in the Decades of Nicklaus gallery, where each 10-year segment of Nicklaus' life—from his boyhood days in the '40s to his modern-day stardom—is embodied through a collection of memorable artifacts, including clubs, trophies, scorecards, and filmed evidence of sand traps switching locations.