The event on September 26 will be emceed by Golf Channel host Cara Robinson. The Induction Ceremony will be televised live on Golf Channel within Golf Central’s Live From the Presidents Cup.
Five members will be inducted to the Hall of Fame during the ceremony – Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa Reyes, Ian Woosnam and the late Henry Longhurst.
“We are thrilled to announce Cara Robinson as the emcee for the 2017 Induction Ceremony, which will be held in one of the world’s most electric, international cities,” said Jack Peter, President of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
“As a London-native and well-known golf host, Cara’s passion for the game and unique story-telling ability will be the perfect addition to the Ceremony as we welcome the Class of 2017 into the Hall of Fame.”
Robinson brings extensive experience in the golf and television industries, most notably as a current co-host on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, the network’s daily news and lifestyle programme.
She is also currently a host for Golf Central. Robinson came to Golf Channel from the United Kingdom’s Sky Sports as a host of Golfing World, one of its weekly programmes. Before joining NBC Sports, Robinson contributed to live telecasts of The Open Championship, Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics.
“As golf has become a huge part of my life, I have spent years reporting on the greats of the game,” said Robinson. “I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate five of these legends as they receive golf’s highest honour as members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.”
With more than 30 Hall of Fame Members, including Nancy Lopez, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam expected to be in attendance, plus the energy provided by one of the most vibrant cities in the world, the 2017 ceremony looks to match the excitement of the previous ceremony, which was held in St Andrews, Scotland, the week of The Open Championship in 2015.
The venue moves are part of an expanded biennial schedule for the Induction Ceremony and highlight the Hall of Fame’s on-going strategic efforts to elevate its awareness and prestige around the world.
That schedule includes the 2019 Induction Ceremony in Pebble Beach, California the week of the men’s US Open Championship.