Former Aussie golf pros, CBS Sports show ‘Secret Golf’ headline Hogan event

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(June 3, 2015) — Hall of Fame golfer Bruce Devlin and fellow Australian golfer Steve Elkington will tee it up at PAR Country Club Friday in the Ben Hogan Legacy Series, sponsored by the Ben Hogan Museum of Dublin.

Elkington and his film crew will film a segment for his new weekly series “Secret Golf” on CBS Sports. The series was recently picked up by CBS from a weekly series on RFD-TV in which Elkington explores little known golf courses around the country.

Elkington has 10 wins on the PGA Tour and won the 1995 PGA Championship at Riviera Country Club. That year he also won the Vardon Trophy which is given annually by the PGA to the tour player with the lowest scoring average.

Devlin is a well-known pro golfer, sportscaster and golf course designer. His main focus since he retired has been his work as a golf course architect and designer, completing more than 150 golf courses throughout the world. He has also worked as a TV commentator for NBC and ESPN and is actively involved with the Ben Hogan Foundation, based at Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth. Devlin was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2014.

Golfers will tee off at 1 p.m. Friday at PAR following a free golf clinic hosted by Jennifer Alexander, an LPGA Class A teaching pro from Las Vegas who teaches from Ben Hogan’s popular instructional book “Five Lessons.” Another highlight of the event will be a demonstration of the new Ben Hogan golf clubs and the chance to win a Hogan club by hitting closest the hole.

Golfers will have the chance to win a set of custom built Hogan clubs in a raffle which benefits the Hogan Museum of Dublin.

A few slots remain for the four-person scramble. For more information, call Karen Wright, 254 445-1919 or 254 977-4410.

The annual event usually includes the Cow Pasture Golf Classic at the old Dublin-DeLeon Golf Course, now ranch land owned by Clay and Scott Estes, but prolonged rains have left it unplayable this year.

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