Men’s golf head coach Jack O’Keefe inducted into Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame

Augusta University men’s golf Head Coach Jack O’Keefe has been inducted into the 2016 Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame, the Arkansas State Golf Association (ASGA) announced on Feb. 1, 2016.

Jack O’Keefe grew up in Little Rock, Ark., and enters his third season with the Jaguars after being named head men’s golf coach at Augusta University on Monday, Dec. 2 during an 11:00 a.m., news conference at the J. Fleming Norvell Golf House. O’Keefe became the sixth full-time head coach in the program’s storied history.

As a collegian at the University of Arkansas, O’Keefe was a four-time All-American, a two-time All-SEC selection and an All-Southwest Conference performer from 1989-93. He registered three individual victories as his Razorback squads captured 10 team tournament titles over his last two seasons.

A 2010 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Education, O’Keefe is married to Susan Fruits of Russellville, Ky. They are the parents of four children — Lucy, John-Freeman, Henry and Hogan.

For this year’s induction class to the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame, O’Keefe joins Julie Oxendine of Russellville, Ark., and Warren Stephens of Little Rock, Ark.

Oxendine won six ASGA Women’s Match Play Championships between 1998 and 2009, took home three AWGA Stroke Play Championships, and she also participated in numerous USGA national championships.

Stephens was the founder of the Alotian Club and is a major contributor to the First Tee of Central Arkansas.

Visit the ASGA website here.

Read O’Keefe’s full bio here.

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