Due to the pandemic, the 2020 event was cancelled, but the recent 5th Annual Ken Duke & Friends Celebrity Pro-Am was a huge success. The event began with dinner at Carson’s Tavern. The next night featured a live auction and dinner at Floridian National Golf Club. Representatives from each benefitting charity spoke including Folds of Honor, Project Lift, Martin County North Little League Baseball and our Chapter. The next morning, Jack Nicklaus greeted the tournament’s largest field of 120 players at breakfast in support of Ken’s event and the benefiting charities (Jack and Ken pictured above middle). The players teed it up at Floridian in a scramble format. Celebrity players included John Daly, Ernie Els, Seth Joyner, Jim McMahon, Michelle McGann and Brandon Weeden. A gross score of 19-under par, 53, won the scramble, but of course the real winners were the charities. The 3-day event raised a new record $550,000. “Ken is such a great asset to First Tee – Treasure Coast,” said Chapter President Andrew Hunt. “His generosity to our children and veterans from this tournament and his leadership as a chapter Director represent such incredible dedication. Everyone at the event was touched by the people Ken supports through this event.” At the dinner at Floridian, Ken Duke and Friends presented a game changing impactful check of $50,000 to our Chapter (pictured above right, left to right: Chapter Executive Director Carl Mistretta, Chapter Director Ken Duke, Chapter President Andrew Hunt, Chapter Director Wes Hightower).