Ken Duke Event Planned to Assist Henderson Golf Facility


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It will be an eventful month for Henderson State Alum and PGA Golfer Ken Duke as he will be inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame on Oct. 24.

Another exciting event for the 2013 Traveler’s Champion will be a special fundraising event “An Evening With The Duke” which will take place Oct. 22 at the First Tee of Little Rock beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds from this special event will help with the construction of the Ken Duke Golf Center at Henderson State University.

Ken Duke played for the Reddies at the height of the program’s success, earning All-American honors in 1992.

The building of the Ken Duke Golf Center has been a dream of the HSU golf program and Ken.  Thus far, over $230,000 has been raised with an additional pledge being made for $100,000.

Henderson will be the only Division II school in the country with an indoor stand-alone golf facility.

The facility will have indoor bays to hit out onto the range, a player’s lounge and study area, offices for the coaches, an indoor short game chipping and putting area and an indoor hitting bay with swing monitoring equipment.

The facility will also have a driving range and part of the range will be open to the public.

Major donors who pledge $25,000 or more will have their names on a plaque inside the facility.

A goal of $800,000 has been set to construct the center.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Roberson at 870-230-5518.

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