A limited number of seats remain for Saturday’s VIP opening of the Ben Hogan Museum in Dublin, which is scheduled to open to the public later this fall.
Hogan, who was born in Dublin, became a Hall of Fame golfer after working as a teenage caddie following his family’s move to Fort Worth. The museum is expected to open by mid-September, after officials collect additional display items and complete a video center that is under construction.
Karen Wright, secretary of the Ben Hogan Museum’s board of directors, said the museum will feature roughly 1,000 feet of display space. It will include a replica of the blacksmith shop owned by Chester Hogan, Ben’s father, when the family lived in Dublin, where the nine-time major champion was born in 1912.
Vintage photos from Hogan’s childhood, as well as golf clubs he used through the years, will be displayed. Hogan, who died in 1997, would have turned 99 on Saturday.
For information about tickets to Saturday’s event, call 254-445-1919.
_ Jimmy Burch