With just six weeks remaining before the jam-packed Cow Pasture Golf Classic weekend, registrations are coming in from throughout the state for both golf contests which benefit the Ben Hogan Museum of Dublin.
The June 6-7 events kick off at noon on Friday, June 6 with a light lunch at PAR Country Club, followed by an 18-hole 4-person scramble. The day will wrap up with a party at the Rotary Building which will include an informal dinner, the introduction of the new song about Ben Hogan’s Forgotten Fairways, an auction, book signing with Tim Scott of Fort Worth, who was vice president of sales and marketing for the Ben Hogan Golf Company, free golf lessons with LPGA golf instructor Jennifer Alexander of Las Vegas, and the unveiling of the Texas Historical commission historical market at the site of the Hogan Blacksmith Shop.
Highlight of the Friday night auction will be a package for four golfers, lunch and carts at Starr Hollow Golf Course near Tolar. The course, owned by the Leonard family, has been consistently ranked in the top 25 best 9-hole courses in Texas, and frequently ranks number one.
Registration at the Cow Pasture Golf Classic starts at 7 a.m. Saturday June 7 and the first flight will tee off at 8 a.m. at the old Dublin-DeLeon Golf Course four miles west of Dublin. The second flight will tee off about 10 a.m. The golf course closed at the start of WWII but while it was still an active course, Ben Hogan won his last amateur contest before turning pro the following spring. The ranch land is now owned by Clay and Scott Estes who loan it each year to the Ben Hogan Museum for the golf event.
After the cow pasture event, golfers will return to the Rotary Club for lunch and trophy presentation.
Signup can be done on the museum’s website at www.BenHoganMuseum.org or by emailing BenHoganMuseum@gmail.com. Cost for either of the two golf events is $100 per person and $25 for the Friday night party but anyone who signs up for both golf events will pay a reduced price of $150 for all of the events and meals.
Sponsorship information is also available on the museum website.
For more information, call Karen Wright, 254 445-1919.