ASGA Names 5 Inductees to State Golf Hall of Fame

The Arkansas State Golf Association has announced its 2013 inductees into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame.

They are the John Cooper Family, Ken Duke, Bev Hargraves, Ginger Brown-Lemm and Orville Henry.

The Cooper family founded several golf retirement communities such as Bella Vista Village, Cherokee Village and Hot Springs Village, and becomes the first family inducted into the hall of fame.

Duke, 44, is a Hope native, a former all-American golfer at Henderson State and current member of the PGA Tour with total career earnings of almost $7 million. He had six top 10 finishes on the 2012 PGA Tour.

Hargraves, 61, of Helena, is a former Razorback golfer and long has been considered one of the state's best amateurs. He is a past president of the ASGA and Mid-South Golf Association boards and a 20-time Arkansas Cup team member.

Brown-Lemm, 47 and a native of Hope, is a former Arkansas junior champion and a two-time female golfer of the year for Arkansas. She went on to an all-Southwest Conference playing career at the University of Texas.

Henry, who died in 2002 at age 77, is the former longtime sports editor for the Arkansas Gazette. He was considered by many to be one of the best golf writers in the country. The Orville Henry Cup was established in 2009 by the ASGA as a tribute to his contributions to golf in the state.

The inductees will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock.