Just a week before the sixth annual Ben Hogan Legacy Golf Series, the Ben Hogan Museum board is putting finishing touches on the event, set for Friday, June 3 at Legends Country Club in Stephenville.
The agenda for the day includes a 4-person Texas Scramble, noteworthy speakers and other VIPs, free golf lessons, auctions and good food. Topping the list of hole-in-one giveaways are an all-expense paid trip to the 2017 Masters, as well as a Chevy Spark from Bruner Motors.
Activities get underway about 10:30 a.m. with free golf lessons by Jennifer Alexander, LPGA Class A teaching pro from Las Vegas. This year marks the fifth year Ms. Alexander, a retired Air Force colonel, has brought her teaching skills to the Hogan tournament. She is a proponent of Mr. Hogan’s “Five Lessons”, one of the all-time best selling golf instruction books, and particularly enjoys working with young golfers.
Reps from the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company will be on hand to demonstrate their new clubs which were introduced last year.
Registration and lunch are set for noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start for the Texas Scramble. Golfers who hit a hole-in-one during the contest have a chance to win one of several prizes from Bruner Motors including a brand new Chevy Spark, a 4 day/3 night stay at a Fairmont Resort; a $500 Travis Matthew online shopping spree, and a set of TaylorMade irons.
Following the tournament, 15 golfers will have the opportunity to hit a hole-in-one for a trip to the 2017 Masters with badges, airfare and accommodations included. Eligible contestants will be the winning team members from the tournament and the six golfers who hit closest to the hole. The remaining five slots will be raffled to the highest bidders.
Following that contest, golfers and guests will have dinner with live entertainment, auctions, trophy presentation and other activities. The live auction includes a hybrid club from the Ben Hogan Company, a Scotty Cameron putter, and golf package from the 9-hole Starr Hollow Golf Course, named one of the top courses in the nation.
Speaker for the dinner will be Cathy Harbin, a recognized expert in golf who is the founder of the new On Course Operations Company. As executive director of Golf 20/20 for three years, she helped drive the World Golf Foundation mission and lead the successful launch of Get Ready Golf, a national instructional program. Golf Inc. magazine named her one of the Most Admired Golf Course Operators in the country; Golf News named her Woman of the Year, and United Athletes Foundation named her Athlete of the Year.
Ms. Harbin was honored by The Florida Times Union as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women in Sports and The Jacksonville Business Journal named her a Woman of Influence.
The annual tournament is a fund raiser for the Dublin-based Ben Hogan Museum, which has been developed with the help of the Dublin Historical Society, the Ben Hogan Foundation and the Hogan family. Tournament proceeds go toward expansion of the museum, located in Mr. Hogan’s childhood hometown.
For more information, call Karen Wright, 254 977-4410 or 254 445-1919.