Tickets have sold fast for "Remembering Mr. Hogan," an exclusive evening discussion with four men who will share their memories of golf icon Ben Hogan. The Dublin native is generally considered the greatest striker in golf history.
Robert Stennett, executive director of the Ben Hogan Foundation, will serve as master of ceremonies for the informal conversation.
"I doubt there has ever been a better collection of individuals willing to share their personal Hogan stories," Stennett said. "This is truly going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event."
The event will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Dublin Rotary building, which will coincide with what would have been Hogan's 99th birthday.
The evening will include a formal steak dinner, VIP tour of the Ben Hogan Museum and commemorative gift.
"Remembering Mr. Hogan" is one of a small series of events scheduled before the museum opens. In June, the Dublin Historical Society hosted a one-day sneak peak of the museum.
While there are rooms dedicated to Hogan at exclusive country clubs across the country, the museum will be one of a kind.
"There is no stand-alone museum open to the public in the world that honors the legacy of Ben Hogan," said Karen Wright, secretary of the Dublin Historical Society.
The museum will feature exhibits and artifacts used by Hogan throughout his life - from his childhood to his professional golfing career and retirement.
Seating is limited and tickets, priced at $100 each, are still available.
For reservations or more information, call Wright at 445-1919 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.